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Eyeshot Open Call 2022

Eyeshot Open Call 2022
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Open Call: What is it?

Eyeshot was founded with the goal of making a relevant contribution to the world of photography and contemporary art with all available resources.

We are very keen on innovative perspectives and want to help all street and documentary photographers who are waiting for their chance to get one.

Are you ready to turn your career around? Get your best series and single shots ready!

Let your Eyes Shoot the street

After last year’s success, we are officially opening the new Open Call 2022. This year there will be many new features – including an international exhibition and a special publication dedicated to the Open Call – so read all the way to the bottom to find out!

Deadline: 31 August 2022

Awards

We kept our promises and, as you can see from our latest publications, last year’s 8 winners –

Andrea Torrei, Max Sturgeon, Lorenzo Catena and Valeria Tofanelli, Danielle Houghton, Maude Bardet, Stavros Stamatiou, Sakulchai Sikitikul, Simon Kossof

– had their life-changing opportunity: a book published by Eyeshot, with a total investment of 10,000 euros per photographer.

Yours might be the next.

We are looking for new talents to present their best shots and series to date. If you think you have what it takes, submit to Eyeshot!

Awards

We kept our promises and, as you can see from our latest publications, last year’s 8 winners –

Andrea Torrei, Max Sturgeon, Lorenzo Catena and Valeria Tofanelli, Danielle Houghton, Maude Bardet, Stavros Stamatiou, Sakulchai Sikitikul, Simon Kossof

– had their life-changing opportunity: a book published by Eyeshot, with a total investment of 10,000 euros per photographer.

Yours might be the next.

We are looking for new talents to present their best shots and series to date. If you think you have what it takes, submit to Eyeshot!

Two categories of participation:

single image or series.

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© Simon Kossoff

Series

3 Winners

  • A publishing contract that includes editing, printing, distribution, and promotion of a limited edition monograph of your work, entirely curated by Eyeshot, with a total investment of more than 10.000 euros.

20 Finalists (17 + 3 Winners)

  • Be included in the Eyeshot Open Call 2022 photography book;
  • Be featured in the first photography exhibition organized by Eyeshot, thus receiving international visibility and recognition;
  • Receive a digital certificate;
  • Be interviewed and posted on our channels, reaching our audience of more than 250,000 people, including industry experts, renowned photographers, and art gallery managers.

Single Image

3 Winners

  • 1st place – 1000€ cash prize
  • 2nd place – 500€ cash prize
  • 3rd place – 250€ cash prize

The winning image will be the front cover of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022 photography book. The three images will be printed as limited edition autographed postcards accompanying the publication.

50 Finalists (47 + 3 winners)

  • Be included in the Eyeshot Open Call 2022 photography book;
  • Be featured in the first photography exhibition organized by Eyeshot, thus receiving international visibility and recognition;
  • Receive a digital certificate;
  • Be interviewed and posted on our channels, reaching our audience of more than 250,000 people, including industry experts, renowned photographers, and art gallery managers.
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© Maude Bardet

Single Image

3 Winners

  • 1st place – 1000€ cash prize
  • 2nd place – 500€ cash prize
  • 3rd place – 250€ cash prize

The winning image will be the front cover of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022 photography book. The three images will be printed as limited edition autographed postcards accompanying the publication.

50 Finalists (47 + 3 winners)

  • Be included in the Eyeshot Open Call 2022 photography book;
  • Be featured in the first photography exhibition organized by Eyeshot, thus receiving international visibility and recognition;
  • Receive a digital certificate;
  • Be interviewed and posted on our channels, reaching our audience of more than 250,000 people, including industry experts, renowned photographers, and art gallery managers.
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© Danielle Houghton

Honourable Mentions

Even if not selected among the finalists, the most interesting works will be published on our channels.

Taking part in the Open Call means getting closer to the editorial core of Eyeshot, and the best projects will always be taken into consideration for our future magazines.

Deadline: 31 August 2022

“STREET PHOTOGRAPHY REGARDS MAINLY PEOPLE, THE CAPTURE OF A FLEETING MOMENT. A PHOTO CAN BE BLURRED, OUT OF FOCUS, AND YET OF STRONG AND GREAT IMPACT.”

Andrea Torrei, Open Call 2021 Winner

The Jury

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Marco Savarese

Founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot since 2017. Thanks to his many years of experience in the evaluation and management of emerging and internationally renowned artists, you will have the chance to engage with a person who makes it his daily activity to enhance photographers and their work.

Narelle Autio, Australian Photographer

Narelle Autio

Multi award-winning photographer whose artistic career spans over 30 years. In 2002 she became the first Australian to have won the venerable international Leica Oskar Barnack Award. She has also won two Walkley Awards for journalism, and two first-prize World Press Photo awards.

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Trent Parke

The first Australian to become a Full Member of Magnum Photos. His work has been exhibited widely and is held in major institutional collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Magnum London, and Magnum Paris.

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Emin Özmen

Magnum Photographer. His work has been published by TIME magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, and Newsweek, among others. Özmen has won several awards, among them two World Press Photo awards and the Public Prize of The Bayeux Calvados awards for war correspondents.

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Kitra Cahana

Kitra Cahana is a documentary photographer, videographer, and a TED speaker. She is a contributing photographer to National Geographic. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including two Canada Council Grants, TED Senior Fellowship, a 2015 Pulitzer Center for Investigative Reporting grant, and first prize for the 2010 World Press Photo.

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Isadora Kosofsky

Isadora Kosofsky is a documentary photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Albuquerque. She is a National Geographic Photographer and has contributed to the NY Times, TIME, The New Yorker, Le Monde, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The London Sunday Times, and many others.

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Mark Abramson

Mark Abramson is a photographer based between Los Angeles and New York City. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and has worked on assignments and commissions for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The New Republic, TIME, and Der Spiegel.

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Koci Hernandez

Award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. He is currently an Associate Professor and Bloomberg Chair at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His photographic work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker, TIME, and a National Geographic Book on iPhone Photography, among others.

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Siegfried Hansen

Siegfried Hansen is a member of the renowned collective UP Photographers and a founding member of the German Street Photography Festival. His work has been widely exhibited, including solo exhibitions in Germany and group exhibitions in Europe and the United States. He has been a speaker and a juror at many photo festivals.

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Vineet Vohra

Leica Ambassador and the first Indian photographer in the history of Leica, considered one of the most influential street photographers of his generation. Vineet has a special place at the heart of the street photography community in Asia and has made a significant contribution to its development over the past ten years.

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© Lorenzo Catena

Are you ready to challenge yourself?

We know the importance of receiving feedback on your work to improve your artistic expression. For this reason, all participants will receive a score from 1 to 6 for each of the following parameters:

  • Composition
  • Color
  • Lighting Management
  • Impact
  • Creativity and Style
  • StoryTelling and Subject Matter
  • Adherence /Appropriateness to Theme (for series only)

We want to help you grow professionally, so you can understand which areas you need to focus on to increase the strength of your shots. Are you ready to challenge yourself?

Projects Review - Invest in your growth

You can add for 80€ a professional review of your work, which will help you assess your situation in depth. At Eyeshot, we like to break the rules, and that’s why we have a unique opportunity for you: the chance to choose the judge to have your work assessed among Marco Savarese, Emin Özmen, Kitra Cahana, Koci Hernandez, Isadora Kosofsky, Mark Abramson, Vineet Vohra, and Siegfried Hansen. You can receive written, video, or audio feedback from the person of your choice, depending on which one you feel is more in line with your artistic sensibility.

The juror will analyze what you are photographing, how you are doing it, and how your current approach serves your goals. It will examine your specific visual language and your unique vision. It can be an eye-opening experience, allowing you to see how your photography is perceived by experienced eyes and how it can be improved to meet your artistic ambitions.

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Projects Review - Invest in your growth

You can add for 80€ a professional review of your work, which will help you assess your situation in depth. At Eyeshot, we like to break the rules, and that’s why we have a unique opportunity for you: the chance to choose the judge to have your work assessed among Marco Savarese, Emin Özmen, Kitra Cahana, Koci Hernandez, Isadora Kosofsky, Mark Abramson, Vineet Vohra, and Siegfried Hansen. You can receive written, video, or audio feedback from the person of your choice, depending on which one you feel is more in line with your artistic sensibility.

The juror will analyze what you are photographing, how you are doing it, and how your current approach serves your goals. It will examine your specific visual language and your unique vision. It can be an eye-opening experience, allowing you to see how your photography is perceived by experienced eyes and how it can be improved to meet your artistic ambitions.

“MY STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORK IS NOT LIMITED TO ANY FORM, HUMOR, STORYTELLING, SHADOWS OR COLORS. BUT THERE IS ONE THING THAT IS ABOVE ALL SHOOTING STYLES. CHOOSING TO RECORD THOSE MOMENTS IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE SOCIETY IN WHICH THEY LIVE.”

Sakulchai Sikitikul, Open Call 2021 Winner

Entry fee

Now more than ever, Eyeshot needs your support. Until now, we have always tried to carry on our work as an independent publisher, empowering artists and ensuring the best quality for our clients. With our team of five, we have won, lost, tried, and tried again.

However, during this time we realized that we could not move forward without the support of our community, so we decided to ask for a fee to access the Open Call. Your contribution will support our continued efforts to respond to and guide our community in a rapidly changing world and to make art accessible and meaningful to all.

To support photographers who cannot afford the registration fee, an e-mail can be sent to publisher@eyeshotstreetphotography.com to request a form to submit 3 free photos and a free series.

Subscribers and NFT Holders

Our subscribers and NFT holders are the lifeblood of Eyeshot. It is first and foremost because of them that we can continue our activities, and, for this reason, we have decided to give them the opportunity to join the Open Call for free. If you are a subscriber or NFT holder and wish to participate, please write an e-mail to publisher@eyeshotstreetphotography.com and we will give you all the details.

Want more information about our subscription plans? Click here.

Are you interested in our NFT collections? Click here.

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© Galleria del Cembalo

First-ever Eyeshot photo exhibition

The location of the first ever photo exhibition organized by Eyeshot for the Open Call 2022 will be Galleria del Cembalo in Rome, Italy. The exhibition will be held from 17 to 21 November 2022. It will be an extraordinary event where all the finalists’ works will be not only displayed, but also available for purchase in collaboration with the gallery (upon agreement with the author). We look forward to bringing our international community together live for the first time, to meet and inspire each other and make street and documentary photography more vibrant than ever.

Eyeshot open call 2022 Photo Book

This unique collection of photographic work will be available for purchase and distributed worldwide. It will contain all finalist and winning submissions, gathering the best of contemporary street and documentary photography from around the world.

Eyeshot Open Call 2022 Catalog

Eyeshot open call 2022 Photo Book

This unique collection of photographic work will be available for purchase and distributed worldwide. It will contain all finalist and winning submissions, gathering the best of contemporary street and documentary photography from around the world.

Stavros Eyeshot
© Stavros Stamatiou

The Butterfly effect

The butterfly effect theory is an expression found in physics, more specifically in chaos theory.
As you well know, every action corresponds to a reaction. In this theory, one must keep in mind and give importance to every smallest variation since it can cause repercussions on a larger scale. What we do today will affect our future: with small actions, we can revolutionize our lives. What would happen if you participated in this Open Call? Are you ready to find out?

Deadline: 31 August 2022