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Zeitgeist open call

Brexit, Trumpism, globalisation, climate change, poverty, religious intolerance, the migrant and refugee crisis, diversity, nationalism, border control, hate crime, gentrification and community division. For all the technological socio-economic progress made, we live in a world blighted by inequality, war and political upheaval, particularly for those living under oppressive regimes.

Diffusion is looking for photographer and artist work that captures the spirit of our times, highlights what’s going on, offers new insights and solutions, and challenges the status quo.

All submissions will be reviewed by Diffusion’s international curatorial panel, led by David Drake, Festival Director and Director of Ffotogallery.

David Drake – Director, ffotogallery.org, Diffusion Festival Director Gintaras Cesonis – Chairman, Lithuanian Photographers Association Jean-Marc Lacabe – Director, Le Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse Matthias Bullinger and Gisela Diringer – Co-Directors: Bildkultur, Stuttgart Jens Friis – Editor in Chief, Katalog Magazine, Denmark Malcolm Dickson – Director, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

Selected work will be included in the specially curated ZEITGEISTexhibition, with additional awards of between £1,000 and £3,000 to present five projects in expanded form. Additional benefits include print and online publishing opportunities and free tickets for Diffusion events.

All submission fees will go directly into the production costs of Diffusion 2017 exhibitions and events, and there are no third party beneficiaries.