What power does photography have in revealing social and political truths in the digital age? How are new methods of making, sharing and viewing photography changing our understanding of reality? How can photographic images reshape perception and alter preconceived beliefs? What roles do fiction, deceit and manipulation play in photographic discourse?
PHOTO 2020, the International Festival of Photography, invites artists and photographers to submit proposals for the festival’s outdoor program. Thematically, the festival explores photography’s role in today’s era of social media, fake news, artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Australian and international artists and photographers are eligible to apply in response to the theme interrogating the complexities of truth in the post-internet age.
PHOTO 2020 will take place from April 23rd to May 10th, 2020 with selected artworks installed at a range of sites across central Melbourne, transforming the city’s streets and laneways. There will be artist fees, to be negotiated with the artists upon selection and depending on the scale of their work. Costs associated with printing and installing the artworks will be covered. It costs $45 AUD to participate in the open call.
Deadline: May 31, 2019