A New Beginning
Yes, we are organizing an international photography festival! It's called PHmuseum Days, it will happen on 23-26 September 2021 in Bologna, Italy and we are inviting you to become part of it.
The PHmuseum Days 2021 will be the beginning of a new era for our project, characterised by a stronger sense of community and sharing. Photography intended as a universal language can be a powerful medium to transmit important messages, and our goal is to give life to the right platforms to display it. For this reason, after 9 years of online activities we decided to make the big step into the real world and offer our community also a physical playground to meet up, learn and exchange ideas.
The starting point of this initiative is this open call whose theme is A New Beginning, which represents both the dawn of a new adventure for PHmuseum and, most importantly, an occasion to rethink together the decade that just started. We are selecting 3 works for individual shows, up to 40 images for a collective installation and up to 15 projects for the projections' night. Furthermore, all the applicants will be granted a free festival pass that we hope will be a good excuse to come over and enjoy a long weekend of photography and much more.
Thank you for your consideration and support, we enjoyed reviewing all the submitted works and look forward to meeting you in a few months in Bologna!
A panel composed of Lua Ribeira, Giuseppe Oliverio, Laura El Tantawy and Rocco Venezia selected 3 projects from all the submissions to be granted an individual exhibition within the main program of the festival.
Each of the selected photographers will receive a production budget, plus travel and accomodation expenses to attend the main weekend on 23-26 September.
Eligible for the prize were complete or ongoing projects that challenge the theme of the festival: A New Beginning.
PHmuseum's Director Giuseppe Oliverio and Curator Rocco Venezia will select up to 15 projects among all of the submissions to compose the thematic video projection which will be presented during the festival's main screening night.
A panel composed of Lua Ribeira, Giuseppe Oliverio, Laura El Tantawy and Rocco Venezia will select up to 40 images for a collective installation that will challenge the main theme of the festival: A New Beginning. Eligible for this exhibition are both applicants presenting a structured body of work and those applying with a selection of images on the festival theme.