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Frank Baquet - Inauguration 2021

Die Reihe ‚Inauguration 2021‘ des plainpicture Fotografen Frank Baquet bezieht sich mit kühlfarbigen, ikonischen Bildern auf das aktuelle Zeitgeschehen in den USA. Seine Fotografie wird in der Ausstellung „3/12 - aktuelle Fotokunst: analog, digital, experimentell“ im Rahmen des PHOTOSZENE UNITED Fotokunst Festivals gezeigt. Des weiteren sind Arbeiten von Harald Schwertferger und Prezmek Nowak zu sehen.

The series 'Inauguration 2021' by plainpicture photographer Frank Baquet refers to current affairs in the USA with cool-colored, iconic images. His photography is shown in the exhibition “3/12 - current photo art: analog, digital, experimental” as part of the PHOTOSZENE UNITED photo art festival. Works by Harald Schwertferger and Prezmek Nowak can also be seen.

17.-27.06.2021 im Wertheim Cologne

Female in Focus

Awareness around gender inequality in the industry may be growing. But the numbers aren’t changing fast enough. Back for its third edition, Female in Focus champions the work of world-class women and non-binary photographers across the world.

Entries close 17 June 2021

photo: Michelle Watt

plainpicture Rauschen

Exclusive and atmospheric images of the plainpicture Rauschen collection.

Elles font la Photographie

The Diversity-Equality team of the French Ministry of Culture is currently working on the launch of a platform providing useful practical resources for women photographers and members of gender minorities and putting these professionals in touch with each other: "Elles font la photographie" is the first part of the more global project "Elles font la culture" which will then be declined with other disciplines. A questionnaire gives the possibility to give feedback and enhance the project services.

La mission Diversité-Egalité du ministère de la Culture, accompagné par l’Atelier numérique, l’incubateur de services numériques du Ministère, travaille actuellement au lancement  d’une plateforme de mise à disposition de ressources pratiques utiles pour les femmes photographes (et appartenant aux minorités de genre) et de mise en relation de ces professionnelles entre elles : Elles font la photographie, lequel est le premier volet du projet plus global Elles font la culture qui sera décliné ensuite dans les autres disciplines. L’équipe du projet a besoin de retours de femmes photographes pour affiner au mieux les services de la plateforme.

Malala Fund x 1854 : Against All Odds Commission

‘This project invites photographers to showcase girls as they are: strong, ambitious and full of agency’ Malala Yousafzai. In collaboration with 1854, Malala Fund is commissioning three new works that celebrate the determination and agency of remarkable girls facing challenging circumstances. The "Against All Odds" commission is giving three women* photographers a £2,000 creative grant each to develop and create a new body of work that together will be used to promote inspiring stories from girls all around the world.

Photo: Toluwanimi Onibokun

*This includes all women (e.g. cis, trans and intersex) as well as non-binary artists

Foam Talent Call 2021

Since 2007 the annual Foam Talent Call is aiming to present and support new generations of talented image-makers worldwide and give a yearly look on the ever-growing photographic community. Foam is an Amsterdam based organisation with a focus on, and attention to relevant developments in contemporary photography. 

open until: June, 2nd 2021

photo: Silvia Rossi

Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honors works that clearly illustrate a love of photography and exceptionally stringent demands on picture quality. The aim of the award is to honor and lend support to photographers who share our passion for uncompromisingly good photography. The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is presented every two years. The 2021 competition comprises the following categories:


Deadline: May 31th, 2021

photo: Toby Binder "Wee Muckers - Youth of Belfast"


The 2021 LENSCRATCH Student Prize

2021 Lenscratch Student Prize is calling for the work of students who are pursuing a BFA or MFA. It is dedicated to providing financial and creative support to photography students. Anyone currently enrolled in a bachelors or masters degree program in photography is encouraged to apply!

Submit by May 30th, 2021

photo: Raymond Thompson, Jr.

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


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.