Photography Contest

Getxophoto: Open Call 2023

Getxophoto: Open Call 2023

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Open to all

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20€ per project

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Let's face it: we can't go on like this. We are living in times of hyper-productivity, when doing nothing is frowned on, and all moments in life –even leisure and rest– must be useful or serve some purpose. We’re always available and connected, and we want to know what’s going on with everything, in real time. Whether on our screens or on the street, constant stimuli demand our attention. Multitasking and speed set the pace, while unread messages and must-watch series pile up on our to-do list. We are prisoners of efficiency, and we want to be on top of everything but we have the feeling of not achieving anything. We don’t rest even when we are resting.

For this reason, the 17th edition of Getxophoto wants to be a place where we can say: enough, stop, PAUSE! A place where we can stop to reflect on this fast-paced world and demand the right to be unproductive. To slow down, to decrease, to say I can't, I don't want to. Because what does it mean to do nothing? What other time do we gain when we're supposedly wasting time? Is inactivity the new luxury? And what role do images play here? Stopping has become an act of rebellion and at Getxophoto 2023 we want to invite you to stop with us and call for that PAUSE! that we need so much by submitting proposals using photography, installation, video, actions, digital art or any other means of visual expression.

What winners receive
The winning artists will benefit from:
An exhibition at Getxophoto Festival together with renowned contemporary visual artists
400€ fee as participant of Getxophoto Festival
Accomodation for 2 nights during the Opening Week plus a travel support (100-150€)
National and international press exposure
Inclusion in the Festival’s programme and publication
The possibility to connect with other professionals during the Opening week