Open Call Transition

Open Call – Group Exhibition >Transition<

A cooperation with Fotogalerie Friedrichshain

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain and analogueNOW! are pleased to announce their first curatorial collaboration, and invite film photographers and artists working with analogue techniques to participate in their upcoming international group exhibition on the theme Transition.

Either individual or collective, social or environmental, gradual or brutal, unexpected or chosen, a transition can be defined as a process of change, from a beforeness to an afterwards. Transitions can happen on different levels simultaneously: for example, while climate change is a complex transition, its effects can be observed in different places, contexts and scales. Similarly, social evolutions are reflected in personal lives, and vice versa an individual’s experience of change can pave the way to a larger process. 

If the notion of transition is inherent in all forms of life, our present days seem to be characterized by an acceleration of history, so that some transitions once only observable with the distance of time now seem to be perceptible on the scale of a human’s lifetime. This exhibition is intended as a moment of deceleration, a breath necessary to think about recent and ongoing transitions.

The exhibition will showcase analogue photography projects focused on narrating change, capturing development or decline, and witnessing or challenging the turn of events. We give the topic free for interpretation and welcome other readings of the theme. The submitted projects should be recent: either ongoing or completed in the past 5 years maximum. Long-term projects started years ago and recently completed (within the past 5 years) or still ongoing are accepted. In this sense, works that are based on archival material can be submitted.

Exhibition dates

September 2. 2022 – October 14. 2022

Submission guidelines 

Submitting to the Open Call is free of charge. Please follow the guidelines closely. 

-Submit up to 15 images as jpgs (1600 pixels on the longest side each), file names should be: lastname-01.jpg, lastname-02.jpg, lastname-03.jpg, etc.

-A PDF document with your personal info (full name, location, email, website/instagram), a short bio (up to 50 words) and a brief artist statement on your contribution (up to 150 words)

nd all files and the pdf via Wetransfer to
Deadline: 30.06.

Selected photographers will be notified by August 5th. After their confirmation and the signing of an artist contract, exhibiting artists will receive an exhibition fee. 

If you have any questions or need clarification on the submission procedure please write us:

Exhibition prints

To enter the exhibition, selected photographers can either:

-Ship or personally deliver the exhibition prints to Fotogalerie Friedrichshain. The expenses for shipping the prints to the gallery (and from the gallery back to the artist at the end of the exhibition) are the responsibility of the artists.
-Or have their images printed in Berlin by Fotogalerie Friedrichshain. Printing fees will be billed to the artists.

Selected photographers will receive instructions on shipping their images or on submitting their high-res digital files for printing. Framing options must be discussed before shipping. Fotogalerie has a limited amount of frames available. 

Use rights

Photographers retain full rights to their own images. Photographers whose submission is selected grant Fotogalerie Friedrichshain and analogueNOW! the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce their images for the purpose of promoting the artists, the exhibition and its related programs, and subsequent display on Fotogalerie Friedrichshain and analogueNOW!’s websites, social media and online exhibition channels. Image credits will be provided with any use.

About Fotogalerie Friedrichshain

Founded in 1985, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain is the oldest gallery dedicated to photography in East Germany, and one of the first in Berlin. Alongside exhibitions of famous German photographers, such as Helga Paris, Arno Fischer, Sybille Bergemann, Harald Hauswald, Ute Mahler, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain has shown the works of internationally acclaimed photographers Gordon Parks, Sebastiao Salgado, Tina Modotti, Cecil Beaton, and Imogen Cunningham. Around 5000-10000 people visit its exhibitions yearly. Fotogalerie Friedrichshain is a non-profit institution fostering social and educational programs.