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[Open Call] 9th Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) 2024

March 19 - May 10

Open to applicants in Southeast Asia 

The Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is opening the call for image-based works and photobook publications for its 9th biennale edition. The open call welcomes submissions from photographers and artists worldwide and is non-thematic in nature.

This presents the opportunity for photographers and artists to have their works seen and reviewed by the festival’s distinguished Jury Panel of international professionals in the industry of contemporary arts, photography, and publishing. Shortlisted works will be presented in the 9th SIPF Open Call Showcase in Singapore, a cornerstone festival platform for new discoveries in image-making and photography, alongside curated festival highlights of some of the biggest names in the photography world. The 9th SIPF is taking place in Singapore from October 18 to November 24, 2024.

Registration and Deadline

Submit at https://site.picter.com/sipf-opencall-2024
Deadline: 10 May 2024, 23:59 (GMT+8)

Open Call Categories

  • Portfolio (a series of photography and image-based works)
  • Photobook (published or dummy publications)

In this Open Call, selected recipients are also considered for the SIPF Open Call Award, recognising artistic excellence and originality displayed in Open Call submissions. The award aims to support and encourage artists in their image-making practice, with cash prizes disbursed to the creators of the selected works. The award categories are:

  • Best Portfolio Award (cash prize of SGD$2,000)
  • Best Published Photobook Award (cash prize of SGD$2,000)
  • Best Dummy Photobook Award (cash prize of SGD$2,000)
  • Public’s Favourite Photobook Award (cash prize of SGD$1,000)

Jury Panel

  • Dr Adele Tan, Senior Curator at National Gallery Singapore (Portfolio Juror)
  • Ang Song Nian, Artist and Co-Founder of THEBOOKSHOW (Photobook Juror)
  • David Campany, Curator at Large, International Center of Photography, New York (Photobook Juror)
  • Erik Kessels, Artist, Curator and Communication Designer (Photobook Juror)
  • Gwen Lee, Director and Co-Founder of Singapore International Photography Festival and DECK (Portfolio and Photobook Juror)
  • Louise Fedotov-Clements, Director of Photoworks (Portfolio Juror)
  • Maarten Schilt, Founder and Publisher, Schilt Publishing & Gallery (Photobook Juror)
  • Seok Jaehyun, Director of ArtSpace LUMOS & Busan International Photo Festival (Portfolio Juror)
  • Serubiri Moses, Author and Curator, Visiting Faculty at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College / Editorial team at e-flux journal (Portfolio Juror)
  • Sunyoung Kim, Senior Curator at Museum Hanmi (Portfolio Juror)
  • Tanvi Mishra, Curator, Writer, Photo Editor (Portfolio and Photobook Juror)
  • Wimo Ambala Bayang, Artist and Curator, Ruang MES 56 (Portfolio Juror)
  • Yan You Di Yuan, Founder and Director of Jiazazhi (Photobook Juror)

For any enquiries, reach out to enquiry@sipf.sg.

Follow SIPF on https://www.instagram.com/sipfsg/.




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