Visible White Photo & Video Prize 2014

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Open call for photographic & video works.

Visible White is an international call for photographic and video artworks curated by Paul Di Felice and Marinella Paderni.

The curators invite artists to reflect on the theme ‘You See Me. Personal Identities in the Digital Age’: which values does artistic portrait photography have today in the digital age of social networks in which everyone can become a ‘do-it-yourself’ portait photographer?

More about the theme:

http://www.celesteprize.com/themeyouseemevisiblewhiteworks2014/

3,000 € prizes in the categories ‘Best Project’ and ‘Best Single Work’.

Entries by 28 February 2014.

Entry fee is 20 € per single work uploaded directly online and 45 € per projects that can contain up to 10 photographs and/or videos .

By 30 March 2014, 20 finalists will be chosen by the selection panel which includes:

– Jim Casper, LensCulture, Paris, France

– Clare Grafik, Head of exhibitions at the Photographers Gallery, London, UK

– Hripsime Visser, Curator of Photography at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

– Bas Vroege, Director of Paradox, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Exhibition of the 20 finalists artworks will be at the fsmgallery, Florence, Italy, and will run from 16 May to 16 June 2014.

Visible White is a collaboration between Celeste Network, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Stedelijk Museum, Paradox, LensCulture and The Photographers’ Gallery.

More info:

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Open Call: BeyondMemory

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‘beyondmemory’ is an open call for works which invites artists to reflect on contemporary photography and video’s role in perceiving history and collective memory.
Entries by 29 February 2012.

Artists from anywhere in the world can participate without limits of age, sex or profession.
Each project can contain up to a maximum of 10 works – photographs and/or videos – supported by a textual statement.

First prize: 1,000 Euro
Second prize: 500 Euro
Third prize: 500 Euro

Winners will be selected by the curator Marinella Paderni, from a shortlist of 10 projects selected by Giovanna Calvenzi, Daniele De Luigi and George Tatge. All 10 projects will be exhibited from 15 May to 12 June 2012 at Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy, and will be included in the catalogue.
Submit directly online from your account in Celeste Network: http://www.celesteprize.com/eng_auth_login/
More details: http://www.celesteprize.com/beyondmemory/

Cairo Hosts 2010 Freedom to Create Prize Featuring Hakim

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Freedom to Create, a renowned international organisation that was  established in 2006 to harness the power of art and culture to build more creative and prosperous societies, has selected Cairo to host the annual awards ceremony to announce the winners of the

2010 Freedom to Create Prize. The award ceremony will include a vibrant music festival to be held

at the Salah El Din Citadel on 26 November. 

Announcing the event in Cairo, Priti Devi, Freedom to Create spokesperson said, “Prosperity today is generally thought of in economic and material terms. However, we have long believed that human fulfilment comes from a more holistic definition of prosperity, one that encompasses ‘human flourishing’. We believe A Creative Society is a Prosperous Society.”

Explaining the choice of Cairo to host the 2010 Freedom to Create Prize event, Ms. Devi said, “We hold our award celebrations in places where there is an established history of the transformational impact of arts and culture.” She added, “The cities of Egypt including the capital Cairo, have been renowned for centuries as centres of art, learning, culture and commerce and therefore, a fitting choice as the place to celebrate the 2010 Freedom to Create Prize awards.”

The Prize is open to artists from all creative fields. The Prize money of US$125,000 is awarded across three prize categories, Main, Youth and Imprisoned Artist. This year’s prize attracted more than 1700 entries from over 100 countries that included: performance theatre in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, female rappers in Iran, Hip Hop artists from the Inuit communities in Northern Canada, young filmmakers from Bolivia, rock bands from Afghanistan and six entrants from Egypt.

The hosts for the Prize event on 26 November, are leading Egyptian actor Amr Waked, who is also the UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Ms. Femi Oke, former CNN broadcaster and journalist. The performers at the Prize event include Egyptian superstar HAKIM, the first Arab singer to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, Hip Hop artists Arabian Knightz, Namibian artist Eric Sell, and folk artist Donia Massoud. Senior public figures and civil society organisations working to encourage creative expression in Egypt will also be present at the ceremony.

To celebrate the creative vitality of women, Freedom to Create is hosting the Freedom to Create Forum,

a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for women in building creative and prosperous lives, families and communities. The Forum will be held at The American University in Cairo on

24 November. Former First Lady of Egypt, Mrs. Jehan Sadat will be the opening speaker and will be joined on the panel by five other distinguished international female role models.

The Cairo Opera House will host the 2010 Freedom to Create Prize Exhibition, showcasing works by highly commended entrants for this year’s Freedom to Create Prize.  The exhibition will be opened by the Honorable Minister of Culture, Mr. Farouk Hosny, accompanied by Dr. Abdel Moneim Kamel, Chairman of the Opera House, Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and

Dr. Ahmed Megahid, Head of the General Authorities of Cultural Palaces. The exhibition will remain open until 11 December 2010 before embarking on a global tour.

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