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Deadline: 7th May 2011
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From £15

Galerie Huit Photography Open Salon 2011

Galerie-Huit-logo-300px-wide Exhibit in Arles during Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival. In 2010 festival attendees were estimated at 73,000, including over 5,000 journalists. Deadline extended to 7 May.

Galerie Huit Open Salon 2011 is an open International Photographic Competition designed to showcase cutting-edge contemporary and emerging photography from around the world and promote new work by talented artists, enabling them to exhibit and receive exposure during the renowned international Photography Festival ‘Les Rencontres d’Arles’ in Southern France.

EXHIBITION THEME: Transience. We are inviting images that evoke and relay the concept of transience – references that relate to change or the process of changing. How do we relate to a permanent state of transition, impermanence and the passing of time? Genres and inspiration relating to change and transition can be wide-ranging and relate to any aspect of our lives – personal, historical, environmental, cultural, global, political, social, geographical or seasonal. The theme encourages the exploration of any number of observations, concepts, emotions, experiences and beliefs.

Images are submitted digitally via the website. The competition theme for 2011 is ‘Transience’ and applicants – who can be at any stage of their career – will be judged on creativity, conceptual strength and technical skill.

EXHIIBITION DATES: 4th Jul – 18th Sep 2011


Stuart Franklin, award-winning Magnum photographer, former President of Magnum, UK

Tim Cole, Head of Photography, Saatchi and Saatchi Design, UK

Dinesh Khanna, Fine Art, Editorial and Commercial Photographer, India

Richard Hsu, Creative Director h+5, Curator Shanghai TEDx, China

Vanja Karas, Fine Art Photographer, Creative Director Magenta Grove London, Galerie Huit Open Salon founder, UK/Serbia.

Julia de Bierre, owner Galerie Huit, Curator, Conservationist and Galerie Huit Open Salon founder France/Malaysia.


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Main Prize for the overall winner: One month Artist Residency with Galerie Huit in Arles

Winning images will be exhibited in Galerie Huit Arles during the renowned international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles in France from 4th July until 18th September 2011

Winning images will also be exhibited in Galerie Huit Penang, Malaysia in January 2012

The winning selection of images selected for the exhibition will be printed by Galerie Huit Open Salon

Selected images will be featured in an online gallery on our website

Entry in the book catalogue Galerie Huit Open Salon 2011 ELIGIBILITY: Photographers Worldwide 16+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The photographer retains the copyright in their Entries. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the Competition, you grant the Organisers and Galerie Huit a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free licence (with power to sub-license to their supporting partners and to the media) to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images for any purpose connected with the Competition, the Exhibition and any subsequent competitions or exhibitions organised by the Organisers and/or Galerie Huit. This may include, but is not limited to: (a) inclusion on the webite and on the websites of sponsors and supporters; (b) inclusion in associated books and catalogues; (c) display at any associated exhibitions; (d) use in press releases to be distributed to national, regional & specialist press giving information about or promoting the 2011 Competition and any subsequent competitions. The Organisers will make reasonable efforts to ensure that name credits are given to any photograph published in any medium.

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