Photography Contest

The PhMuseum Days 2023 Open Call

The PhMuseum Days 2023 Open Call

Deadline |


Theme |

Open - I Don't Know How To Respond To That

Territory |


Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

$20 until April 22 $30 after

Prizes |

Cash Prize

Host |

PH Museum
PhMuseum International Photo Festival is returning for its third edition from 22 September to 1 October 2023 in Bologna, Italy. Through this open call, applicants have the opportunity to become part of the festival by exhibiting their work, as well as claiming a free daily pass to visit the shows in person. This year's edition will be centred around the theme I Don't Know How To Respond To That, which reflects the response virtual assistants such as Apple Siri give when they are unable to find a solution to a given query. The program of the event will explore the relationship between humans and machines, with a particular focus on the development of language in a broad sense. Through the works on display, attendees are invited to gain a better understanding of our relationship with technology, as well as how our ways of communicating evolve in a world driven by continuous technological innovations. You are invited to present your visual projects to share your interpretation of this year's theme. All approaches are welcome, you can also insert links to videos or installation shots in your applications. Through this open call we will select at least 4 projects for individual shows, up to 40 images for a collective installation, and up to 20 works for the projections. Plus, as an applicant you can claim your free daily pass to attend the festival. We look forward to reviewing your applications - together with a jury comprising photographers who were the protagonist of last year's edition - and to welcoming you to Bologna in September.