BredaPhoto Festival Open Call 2020

Series of Storytelling Images

Theme 2020 reflection
Change is a constant in history. But it’s clear that the social, cultural and political upheavals now follow each other at a very high pace. Women govern the most powerful economic institutions in the world. They play super-heroes in Hollywood films. Museums are decolonialized. Our patterns of consumption need to change in order to combat climate change. On the world stage, China flexes its muscles while the USA takes a step backwards. What’s the world of tomorrow going to look like? No-one knows. The uncertainty can be frightening but it also offers opportunities: for more equality and a more conscious way of interacting with our planet. And let’s be honest: is it not exciting to be an eyewitness to the emergence of a new order?

The 9th edition of BredaPhoto Festival invites professional photographers from all over the world to give their vision on the 2020 theme

the best of times
the worst of times

The theme for 2020 is about the world in transition and the title is based on Charles Dickens’novel “Tale of two Cities” first published in 1859.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair

A pamphlet, outlining the direction for BredaPhoto 2020, was the starting point for an in-depth discussion to determine the theme for BredaPhoto Festival 2020.  download the pamphlet.

The selected photographers get the chance to show their work at the largest photo festival of the Benelux that takes place from September 9th till October 25th 2020.

Members of the jury
Reinout van den Bergh – curator at BredaPhoto Festival
Geert van Eyck – curator at BredaPhoto Festival
Jim Casper – editor-in-chief LensCulture

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