We understand photography as a medium in progress, which is constantly changing due to external influences and technical innovations.
With the title "Photography in Progress", the Open Call provides a thematic framework for artistic explorations of the medium of photography, whose production mechanisms are just as much in flux as they are capable of producing new visual languages and modes of use. "Photography in Progress" focuses on contemporary thematic fields of photography and at the same time illuminates how the constantly changing digital image practices can affect artistic approaches. With the Open Call, the photography scene provides a platform for current photographic positions and is looking forward to versatile submissions from artists who work with the medium of photography and its extended sense of the post-photographic. The submitted works will be reviewed by a jury and selected for a group exhibition at the Photoszene Festival in May 2023.
In addition to artistic strategies that question both technical progress and media-specific conditions and modes of use, we want to show a variety of presentation possibilities and visual languages. It is not only through digitalisation or artificial intelligence that their scope and possibilities of reception are constantly expanding. Globalisation and increasing networking are leading to an ever more complex and, as it were, fragile world in which changes are taking place faster than ever before. In our everyday lives, we are constantly challenged to deal with these changes and to create structures to deal with them. Photography as part of visual culture is also affected by this fragility, so that the way we photograph, receive and share is also undergoing major changes.