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Exploring European Identity through Photography

Unexpected Open Call

Open calls | 27 March 2018 - 05 April 2018

We live much of our lives in familiar situations and surroundings, and that holds true for our natural, built as well as our social environment. We need to rely on the known and the recognizable so that we can go about our daily routines. There are photographs that depict the known and the familiar; photography, however, may also surprise us by presenting that which is unusual, distracting or even disturbing. These images may catch us off guard and demand more of our attention and interpretive efforts. They might be unexpected for various reasons in terms of their content or composition; they all, however, originate in a creative photographic decision to present the world in a way that departs from the mundane ordinariness of the familiar.

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Unexpected. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this subject and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed without any photographic genre restrictions. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.