CURATORIAL THEME FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL
- 28 FEBRUARY 2019 -
OBSCURA Festival of Photography 2019 invites photographers, curators, editors, academicians, cultural practitioners and individuals in the social sciences to submit photographic works that examine the philosophical, anthropological, ethnographic, historic, political and artistic sphere on the theme, SUBCULTURE through the processes of journalism, fine art, conceptual, archival, research and scientific photographic practises.
The theme is an attempt to explore the multitude of nuances in which we perceive the world through and build our understanding of our place in it. Through the theme we aim to come to a greater understanding and appreciation about our differences and conflicts. Through this journey, we hope to find a way toward a greater understanding and empathy.
Selected works will be exhibited as prints and multimedia projections at OBSCURA Festival of Photography in August 2019 as part of a celebration of the important role the photographic medium has played in the understanding of human existence and the psyche.
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Looking forward to seeing all of you at
OBSCURA Festival of Photography 2019
16-21 August 2019,
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
The production of prints, projections, installations, including venue rental, marketing and promotions of your work at the festival will be funded by OBSCURA Festival of Photography. Artists of selected works will be required to send hi-res images of their works for the reproduction of their work. Artists also grant the festival full rights to use exhibited artworks for promotional purposes relating to the festival. All works in digital and physical copies will be destroyed no later than 30 days from the end of the festival as part of our commitment to represent and protect your intellectual copyright. Low res files works will be filed for archival records of the festival.