The theme for the 2023 edition of Rotterdam Photo is Freedom Redefined.
It was inspired by the COVID-19 crisis and the drastic events of recent times. The world has been in a constant condition of fear and isolation, and the war in Ukraine has only heightened these fears.
Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo fair with a festival flair. The event celebrates the spectrum of contemporary photography in all its diversity. Rotterdam Photo 2023 is planned from 9 -12 february, 2023 on Willemsplein, Rotterdam (NL)
Being part of the Rotterdam Art Week, the event attracts around 10.000 visitors, among whom art lovers, collectors, gallerists, and international art press professionals from different parts of the globe.
We will transform a Willemsplein location in the center of Rotterdam into a street-wise photography village and hub for photography fans, populated by 60+ shipping containers repurposed into exhibition spaces. In addition to the exhibitions, Rotterdam Photo organizes talks, workshops, and a fringe program with music and digital installations throughout the city. The festival feeling is created thanks to various exhibitions and leisure activities around for all.
Photographers can submit their work until October 26th, 2022 at 11:59 pm CEST. Rotterdam Photo Festival is open to submissions including different mediums, such as photography, installations, performance, digital art, and documentary works.
Selected photographers through the Project Open Call will be invited to showcase their projects and create their exhibition in the container during Rotterdam Photo 2023. Photographers get an opportunity to sell their works, meet gallerists, potential art buyers, as well as international art press professionals. Rotterdam Photo doesn’t charge any commissions for the sales during the festival.
The contest consists of three (3) rounds of evaluation. In each round, a panel of experts in photography (the “Judges”) will each review a portion of the entries and select a group of entries in each Category to proceed to the following round. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme. Winners will be announced on the Rotterdam Photo website as well as on social media channels.
Rotterdam Photo 2023 – Open Call with deadline October 26th, 2022