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Open Call for DongGang International Photo Festival, ‘The Magical Unknowns’ (South Korea)

2023 Donggang International Photo Festival Open Call.

DongGang International Photo Festival invites submissions for its 21st edition, to be held this year from 21 July – 24 September 2023 in Yeongwol, Korea.

This year’s theme is ‘The Magical Unknowns’. Curiosity, the desire to explore the unknown, is an inherent human need. The unknown may encompass not only what is completely unfamiliar but also what is presently disregarded or avoided. Often, uncharted territories have had the most profound impact on human history, whether previously unknown, unimagined, or simply neglected.

The unknown need not be solely enigmatic or sacred. Whatever it may be, it holds its own irreplaceable magic. Those who are receptive to the unknown have the privilege of unlocking its mysteries and experiencing its wonder. Venturing into the unknown can be an extremely liberating and world-changing experience. What stories and secrets do the countless mysteries of the world hold? How will these magnificent narratives unfold? The sheer thrill of the hidden secrets and magic within the seemingly mundane and trivial can be utterly exhilarating!

Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply. Individuals should submit between 8 - 12 photographs from a particular series or body of work.

One ‘Artist of the year’ will receive a solo exhibition at DIPF (production – printing, framing or related presentation material will be provided) and be eligible for travel and accommodation to attend the opening.


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