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.
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
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
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 – www.thegreenwichgallery.com
Exhibition Timeline: 2 November 2016 – 9 November 2016
Private View: 8 November 2016 at 6pm
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.