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plainpicture series wasser

Where there is water, there is life - images by plainpicture photographer Rudi Sebastian.

PHOTO IS:RAEL - 9th International Photography Festival

The International Photography Festival is Israel’s largest photography event and will be taking place in November 2021 for the ninth time. After a year in which the daily meetings we’d taken for granted were canceled or transformed, the concept of a “Meeting Point” has become ever more significant. At the upcoming festival Photo Is:rael will seek to explore this concept from a variety of angles and interpretations, using innovative methods of representation through photography and other forms of media. Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia from around the world are all welcome to submit their existing works, or proposals for new work on the topic of Meeting Point.

Submission deadline: May 17, 2021

New plainpicture photographer Emmanuel Pinneau

Black and white perspectives by new plainpicture photographer Emmanuel Pineau.

plainpicture magazine cover: Geo Saison Extra

Happy Camper - Freedom on wheels! The latest holiday issue of Geo Saison Extra magazine. Cover image by plainpicture photographer Ralf Wilken.


Rencontres d'Arles invite emerging photographers to show their work one evening during the festival’s opening week (July 4 to 11, 2021) at the Théâtre Antique, the Rencontres d'Arles. Each selected photographer will present one of their series with total freedom of expression on a large screen (16m x 10m), accompanied by a DJ. The only requirement: each original presentation be 5 to 10 minutes.

Take part and submit until: 22 May 2021.

plainpicture series abstract

The shades of white - abstract images by plainpicture photographer Spitta + Hellwig, Frank Baquet, Paul Abbitt Yann Grancher.

Artistas en Selección - Fotonoviembre 2021

FOTONOVIEMBRE is a photography festival which focuses on various aspects related with the image, contemporary art, new technologies, photographic heritage, artistic creation and the development of the medium. The mandate of the festival, held in Tenerife since 1991 and a driving engine for photography in the Canary Islands and further afield, is to enable and promote a wide-ranging rethinking of the image as a means of expression, communication and participation. Five artists will be chosen to form part of the section entitled "Artistas en Selección (Artists in Selection)", at the FOTONOVIEMBRE 2021 biennial taking place from October to December 2021.

Submission deadline: 11 May 2021

New plainpicture photographer: Kornelia Rumberg

Pieces of life - images by new plainpicture photographer Kornelia Rumberg.

German book covers

New books in Germany using images by plainpicture photographers Wolfgang Steiner, Hartmann + Beese and Anna Matzen.


Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered an award supporting the publication of a dummy book. The LUMA prize is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative forms of publishing. The 2021 winner’s dummy book, as well as those of the nominees, will be exhibited this summer during the Rencontres d’Arles.
The application deadline is Monday, May 12, 2021.