EXP. 22 Open Call: Expanded Photography Towards a Collective Reinvention

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Almost 200 years ago, Nicéphore Niépce carried out his first photographic experiments with a camera obscura on a photosensitive surface. Since then, our perception and understanding of the universe -- time and physical space -- have changed thanks to advances in knowledge and technology. Despite these changes, many of us continue to register the world in a certain way, and with tools -- although technically more advanced -- that are conceptually similar to Niépce's.

From top left: © Andrew Davidhazy, © Aydın Büyüktaş, ©Esteban Pastorino

In a world where we continually see the old paradigms disappear, it is necessary to rethink and reinvent our practice according to our realities. We can continue to do photography like Daguerre, Talbot, Atkins, Nadar, Fenton, or Le Gray, but we can also think about expanding their codes, their techniques, their language. This new construction can hardly be done by an individual. We must question ourselves, try, make mistakes, and perhaps get it right, to move forward together. This is an invitation to take risks, to think aloud, to express ourselves without fear of not being understood, to abandon the comfort of the known; thus hoping to lead photography to take a small step forward.

From top left: © Walter Crump - © Maciej Łukasz Zapiór and Łukasz Fajfrowski, © Chirag Jindal

EXP.22 is inviting you to join this new Open Call to have the chance to exhibit your works in their upcoming online photo exhibition curated by photographer Esteban Pastorino, a double Guinness World record winner for the longest film negative.

Until January 25th you can submit your works here.


EXP.22 is a festival organized by a non-profit cultural association whose idea is to create, promote and disseminate experimental photography in all its aspects. The 3rd International Experimental Photography Festival will take place in Barcelona in July 2022.

written by melissaperitore on 2022-01-11 #culture #news #photofestival #analogphotofestival

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