Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video

Call for submissions for the 2nd international juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture and heritage. Deadline: 8 August 2016.
Jun 2016

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation announce a call for submissions for Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video, the second biennial international juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture and heritage. The exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature emerging and mid-career photographers and media artists from around the world. Approximately 40 selected photographs and videos will be displayed in a group exhibition to take place at the Craft & Folk Art Museum from January 29 to May 7, 2017, with an opening reception to take place on January 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue on to the University of California, Irvine's Viewpoint Gallery from September 16 to October 13, 2017.

"The overwhelming success of Focus Iran in 2015 inspired us to create a second iteration aptly called Focus Iran 2. We felt that we could take our collaboration with Farhang Foundation forward, attracting an even wider and more engaged group of international photographers and videographers. Be prepared to be awestruck," says CAFAM Executive Director Suzanne Isken.
"It has been such a thrill to once again collaborate with the Craft & Folk Art Museum on Focus Iran 2. The past success of this program demonstrated to us the tremendous need for such an exhibition, and Farhang Foundation is proud to once again help create a platform for artists worldwide to showcase contemporary art relating to Iran," says Amirali Angha, Chair of Farhang Foundation's Fine Arts Council.
Artists 18 years of age and older are invited to apply between June 1 and August 8,
2016. A distinguished panel of jurors will consider each photograph or video submission's pertinence to Iranian culture and heritage, skill, artistic vision, and impact. Only digital format entries will be eligible, with either one photograph or one video entry per artist. All entries will be processed through the free online service CaFÉ at www.callforentry.org. Entries that are sent directly to the Craft & Folk Art Museum or Farhang Foundation will be disqualified.
Selected photographs and videos will be printed and framed or transferred to DVD by the Craft & Folk Art Museum for exhibition display.

The jurors for this exhibition are:

Claudia James Bartlett
Executive Director, Photo LA
Reza Deghati
Photojournalist, National Geographic
Holly Jerger
Exhibitions Curator, Craft & Folk Art Museum
Arpad Kovacs
Assistant Curator, Dept of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum
Steve McCurry
Photojournalist, National Geographic
Ali Akbar Sadeghi
Visual artist
Newsha Tavakolian
Visual artist
Deadline: 8 August 2016

More information:
www.farhang.org/focusiran
Sasha Ali
pr(at)cafam.org
Tannaz Guivi
press(at)farhang.org

(From press information)

Call for submissions for the 2nd international juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture and heritage.


Deadline: 8 August 2016

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