Call for Entry | Open Call Guate Photo 2015

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Due: August 21, 2015
Open Call Guate Photo 2015


Renewed, inspired and stronger, the International Festival of Photography GuatePhoto reaches its third edition, now with a wider scope and participatory.

The cities of Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala will become during the month of November 2015 in scenarios dedicated to contemporary photographic creation; gathering the talent of established and emergent artists, critics, cultural agents, institutions and the general public.

GuatePhoto International Festival of Photography aims to educate, promote, document and celebrate contemporary photography through diverse exhibitions, artist talks, portfolios reviews and other dynamic events and positions itself as one of Latin America’s top photography festivals.

We are experiencing a fortunate moment for the arts and photography in Guatemala with the emergence of new talents, young aesthetics, transgressive ideas and fresh spaces. These happenings have paved the way to generate the ideal conditions for artists of diverse latitudes to find a platform through GuatePhoto Festival to collaborate, promote their work, and exchange their ideas.

This is why starting November 12th, 2015 the cities of Antigua and Guatemala will be immersed in photography; exhibitions in museum, galleries, gardens, warehouses, streets, bus stations and public spaces will be flooded by the work of internationally acclaimed photographers and the best local talent.

GuatePhoto 2015 is a project produced by La Fototeca and

Thank you for being part of this epic encounter!

There is no specific theme for the Open Call or festival. We accept proposals from all individual photographers or collectives of all nationalities.


There are 2 categories to participate in, based on what we consider to be the most relevant in contemporary image production:


We are looking for a series of 10 to 15 images. These images can range in style, categories include: artistic, documentary, journalistic, personal images or the mix of them. We are interested in bodies of work that contain a narrative, tell a story or convey a strong message.

We accept proposals that combine the image with other visual arts such as videos and installations that complement the work to be presented.


We are looking for finished photobooks and dummies from individuals or publishers. They may be independent, commercial, published, self-published, or unpublished.

A hard copy must be sent before August 21st, 2015 to our offices.


Of all the entries received at the Open Call, 15 artists and 30 photobooks will be selected from each category to exhibit. The work selected will showcase in two of the main exhibitions during GuatePhoto 2015, from November 12th to the 30th.

GuatePhoto will cover printing and exhibition expenses for all 15 finalists.

The selected series and photobooks will be announced on September 18, 2015 through this website.

If you are selected, you will be notified directly via e-mail with any additional instructions.
For more information, click here.


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