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Organ Vida – 9th International Photography Festival

The 9th International Photography festival Organ Vida is announcing a public international Open Call on the theme of New Citizens, in 2017.

The Festival is open to anyone throughout the world: 18 years and above, regardless of sex and nationality. Amateur and established photographers, artists, and curators, collectives and groups are all eligible to submit their best works.

Shortlisted works of 10 artists will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Zagreb and commended works of 10 artists will have screenings during the 9th Organ Vida — International Photography Festival, from 8th to 20th September 2017 in Zagreb.

Right now, no matter where we are, we find ourselves in a fireball of political confusion that sees us descending rapidly into liberal authoritarianism, fascism and border-euphoria, and in which humanism is under grave threat. It seems all the more important then to find and draw on what connects us.

The organizers ask for your views of a New Citizen that far extend the conventional understandings of its ‘origin-definition’ which is confined to state and city and town; they ask you to think citizen as a anywhere-human, beyond entitlement, nationality or allegiance to government. Show your counter-language; a new way of navigating what it means to be alive and to live in a (post)capitalist, climate-changed 21st Century world. Whatever your photographic approach may be, show new dialogues and new imaginaries.

All shortlisted entrants will be notified by email in early May 2017.

The Competition is hosted by the Organ Vida Photography Association – a Croatian non-profit and non-government organization.

Organ Vida: New Citizens Submission Fee

The submission fee is 30 Euro/200 Croatian Kuna.