1st Armenian International PhotoFest

Dear friends of photography, you are invited to participate in a spectacular event — the First Photo Festival of Armenia — to be held in Yerevan on August 24 – September 28, 2019. The general title of the festival is "Be Unique".

The festival gives you not only an opportunity to participate in a photo contest and meet colleagues from around the world, but also to discover Armenia with its more than 2800-year history. There are ancient temples, churches, monasteries and historical monuments as well as rare culinary and wine-making traditions. Despite being small, the country has diverse nature and unique landscapes that cannot be found anywhere else.

Armenians have reached unprecedented achievements in various fields, including photography. Here are some of the world-famous Armenian masters that have found shelter in other countries: Abdullah Brothers (Turkey, Egypt), Sevrugin (Persia), Karapetyan (Jerusalem), Lekhejian (Egypt), Semerjyan, Conti (France), Kyurkchyan (Indonesia), Papazian (Bulgaria), John Garo (USA), Karsh (Canada), Kochar (Armenia), Guler (Turkey), Kar Ida (England), Ter-Ghevondian (Georgia), Boyajian (Ethiopia), Melikyan (Baku), Kazanjian (Sudan).

Results and prizes

The awarded photos will be elected by the jury members according to a comprehensive evaluation of their photographic technique and how well they illustrate the topic of the category. The best of the participating artists will be awarded in 7 different nominations in the official opening ceremony. The prizes include an award certificate, an award statue, and a book/CD-photo collection of the Yerevan Photo Festival 2019.

What, where and when?



See the interactive map of venues below for details.

Submissions

The Festival will be the first of its kind in Armenia, and open for any artists without restriction. The invited artists come from a range of countries including Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, and the UAE. The themes of the festival comply with UNESCO's mission on women empowerment and the preservation of cultural heritage of mankind, and the theme of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Living together.

  1. Yerevan Photo Festival will feature photos or photo-projects. Both single images, or more than one body of work can be submitted.
  2. The participant should hold copyright, or have permission, to submit the work.
  3. Submissions must be relevant to at least one of the following thematic categories:
    1. Nature, photo travel (color/monochrome digital)
    2. Sport (color/monochrome digital)
    3. Woman, children (color/monochrome digital)
    4. Portrait (color/monochrome digital)
    5. Art & wine (color/monochrome digital)
    6. Heritage culture (monochrome digital)
    7. Special photo story (color/monochrome digital) Documentary photography.
  4. All the eligible participants should submit their works online, by filling in the application form below.
    *Note: Armenians can print their works by themselves and submit the printed files to the organizers of the festival, in the following formats: A4, A3, A2, and A1.
  5. The submission form should include the following:
    • A short description (10 – 200 words) for each body of work.
    • For accepting photos we need
      • Image format to be JPEG.
      • Images must be high quality and original size.
    • For digital exhibitions
      • Image format must be JPEG.
      • Images must be 500–1920 pixels on the longest side.
      • Maximum file size is 2MB.
  6. Submissions will not be returned. So please do not send originals or irreplaceable material.
  7. The jury of the festival will choose the works to be shown and decide on all programs.
  8. Submissions will not be the exclusive method for choosing works for the festival. The Creative Directors of the Festival will also solicit works directly from the artists.
  9. Last date for submissions is July 20, 2019. Chosen participants will be notified by email by July 27, 2019.
  10. No fees will be paid to participants, exhibitors, presenters, curators, etc.
  11. Entrants can represent any profession, gender, age, nationality, country, or region.
  12. The entrants must have taken the photos themselves; otherwise they will not be able to participate in the contest.
  13. Anyone can participate in the contest save the members of the jury and staff of Organizing Committee.
  14. Armenian International Photo Festival retains the right to publish photographs and text selected for the festival in promotional material relating to the festival, including websites, and a festival publication. Such content will not be used in any other form, unless specifically authorized by the artist.
  15. The organizing committee of the festival retains the right to solicit personal photos and biography materials of the invited artists, to use them in promotional material relating to the festival, including websites, publications, printed and digital advertising, etc. Such content will not be used in any other form or with any other purpose, unless specifically authorized by the artist.


 
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Contact

Program Coordinator
Anna Ishkhanyan
anna.ishkhanyan@amphotofestival.com

International Communications
Rousan Safaryan
rousan.safaryan@amphotofestival.com

Technical Support
Santeri Kannisto
webmaster@amphotofestival.com

Executive Art Director & Curator
Azatuhi (Tatev) Mnatsakanyan
Yerevan, Armenia
Tel. +374 55 70 60 51
tatev.mnatsakanyan@amphotofestival.com
www.tatevphotos.com