Graduate show “Memory and Materiality”

Stefano Carnelli

UrbanPhotoFest is an International, annual photographic arts festival focusing on cities

and urban spaces across a variety of global contexts. The aim of the festival is to

provide an engaging and culturally relevant programme that reflects on visual

approaches to contemporary urban life and the image of the city. The programme of

events includes a festival conference, exhibitions, seminars, education events,

workshops, urban walks and portfolio reviews; all of which are overseen by a steering

group of lens-media artists and urban researchers.

This year’s programme, will include the UrbanPhotoVillage, a series of exhibitions, all

hosted in spaces within walking distance of each other around Deptford.

The aim of the Village is to create an open platform for discussion and debate

encouraging an environment of public exchange and creative participation.

“Memory and Materiality” exhibition will be one of the key features of UrbanPhotoVillage.

A Private View, which will include a barbeque, will be the closing event of the Festival.

Call for Submissions : Memory and Materiality

Cities are mutable environments where materials can become a meaningful tool to

understand what is and what was once there.

Through interactions and dialogue, materiality can suggest possible pasts and

hypothetical futures for the urban.

The photographic representation of the material realm and its physicality can be seen

as an effective tool in suggesting a sense of memory.

Central to this exhibition is the question “how can photography represent and translate

the multiplicity of layers and memories that urban materialities contain?”

Work Media: Photography

To Apply:

The call is open to graduates from the past five years on the MA Photography and

Urban Cultures programme.

– Goldsmiths, University of London

– Falmouth University

– Kingston, University of London

Entry Requirements:

1. Maximum of 5 images that are part of the same body of work, no larger than

1000 Pixels in either height or width and saved as Jpegs (.jpg), in RGB format.

Do not exceed 2 MB per file, at 72dpi.

2. Text file saved as word (.doc) or Pdf (.pdf) containing:

a. Full name of applicant

b. Name BA or MA attended and year of graduation

c. Project Title

d. Year the project was produced

e. Maximum 200-words project description

3. Submission must be done by sending images and text files to

Submit by: 15 July 2016 (Please note: No exhibition submissions will be accepted after this date).

Notification to Artists: 31 July 2016

Exhibition venue: The Greenwich Gallery –

Exhibition Timeline: 2 November 2016 – 9 November 2016

Private View: 8 November 2016 at 6pm

Curatorial Concept:

Three artists will be selected by the Photography and Urban Cultures MA course leader Paul Halliday.

One 20”x24” image will be shown for each artist and it will be paired with a QR code

that will provide with the complete information about the project. Printed information

about each project will be also available at the Gallery.

A screen will be showing in the Gallery a slideshow with the 5 images each selected

photographer presented with the submission.

Each selected artist will have to pay for the print and the mounting of her/his own image.


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