Photo 2024: International Festival of Photography

Fri 1st March, 2024 – Sun 24th March, 2024
Price: $45
The third edition of the biennial event is coming next year – and organisers have announced an open call for proposals from artists and photographers looking to have their work showcased.

After its 2020 debut was rescheduled due to the pandemic, Photo 2021: International Festival of Photography made its mark as Australia’s largest event dedicated to the art of photography.

And it came back even bigger last year with Photo 2022, featuring work by 123 artists and photographers showcased across 90 exhibitions – and more than 160,000 visitors in attendance.

Now the festival is returning to its original biennial format, and looking for new photographers to participate in 2024.

It’s holding an open call for proposals from emerging, mid-career and established artists to respond to this year’s multiple themes of Social Futures, Environmental Futures, Indigenous Futures and Technological Futures.

“In these challenging times we are looking to artists to show us the world as it can be, how current events are pointing towards future scenarios and how, if we want to change the future, that change must start today,” artistic director Elias Redstone said in a statement.

Successful applicants will receive an artist fee and an invitation to exhibit their works during the biennial’s outdoor program, which will display works on a temporary public art trail comprising pop-up frames, building facades and lightboxes along the city’s streets, laneways and parks.

Applications close on February 21, 2023, with a fee of $45, which is waived for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and photographers, and Australian welfare recipients.