Ginnel Foto Fest 2019 - Submissions Open

Ginnel Foto Fest returns, 25th - 26th May 2019.

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We accept photographs of digital and analogue source.

Our new 2019 call hopes to attract submissions that show a diverse interpretation of this years ‘IN REPEAT’ theme. Our feature photographers already lead the way in showing very different approaches and concepts. Be inspired and make use of the opportunity to be part of a unique community.

IN REPEAT is inspired by dealings with the past or engaging with timely matters. This could be relating to finding patterns in society that may have been experienced by previous generations in similar ways. Think of working with memories by looking back into ones personal life. It could as well be the work with found imagery or dealings with historic content. The opportunities are manifold and we will be interested in seeing your work.

The Ginnel Foto Fest is with its 13.5 sqm exhibition space the smallest Photo Festival we know of. With this in mind and a call for project based submissions we are looking for: 

5 finalists who will get their work published across our online channels. Winner and runner-up will see their work displayed during the 2019 Ginnel Foto Fest and take part in the group exhibition of the Ginnel Foto Community in June at the Frameworkshop & Gallery in Ipswich.

Submission Guidelines

Entry is free!

We will only accept entries according to these rules. Submissions to the Ginnel Awards have to be sent via email to ginnelfest@gmail.com and must state ‘Ginnel Awards 2019’ in the subject header.

Photographs must be current and shot no earlier than 2017. Photographs must respond to the festival theme ‘IN REPEAT’. The photographer submitting the work must own the copyright and all necessary releases to the image. Feature photographers of the 2019 Ginnel Foto Fest are not permitted to enter. Only one entry/person is allowed. Multiple entries will automatically disqualify all entries.

Don’t put any info in the text body of your email. Please read on for further details.

  • Your submission must have minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 images.

  • We need your entry as a pdf document attached to the email.

  • Each photo must be on a full page. No two photos on the same page

The last page/s must provide the following:

  • First Name, surname

  • Email address

  • Website url

  • Nationality

  • Address of residency

  • Project Title of the submitted series of images

For each image we need:

  • Image title, Image location, date taken

Additionally you have to add: 

  • Short description of the project (max 500 words)

  • Short bio (max 200 words)

If your entry is selected for the finals you have to provide high resolution jpg files within a week after being contacted. Not responding or a delayed respond may result in being disqualified. Compensation claims will not be accepted.

The finalists grant Ginnel Foto Fest and associated partners of the 2019 Ginnel Foto Fest to use their images for marketing and other promotional purposes. Image credit will be given and the copyright remains with the owner. Curational decisions for the Ginnel Foto Fest and/or the Gallery Exhibition may not include all images of the submitted work. The curator’s decision is final. All work will be printed from the files provided and framed by the Ginnel Foto Community free of charge for the participant. All exhibited work remains in the archive of the Ginnel Foto Community.

The decision of the jury for the 2019 Calling Photographers is final.

Closing date for entries: 01 March 2019 at 23.59 BST

University of Suffolk's Photography Auction!

Support the final year photography students at the University of Suffolk fundraise for their final shows this Summer. There seems to be some great pieces up for grabs!

Our very own Christina Stohn, Ameena Rojee, and Tom Owens have all donated.

Keep an eye on the official website for lots to become available for bidding.

Find the group here on Instagram, and here on Twitter.

Ginnel Foto Fest 2018 Open Call

The 2018 call by the Ginnel Foto Fest invites photographers to submit single Photographs or a series of maximum four images interpreting this year's theme 'BorderLands'.

All details can be found on the website, www.ginnelfoto.com . This year's prizes are kindly sponsored by Intrepid Camera Co., COES, Frameworkshop and Snappy Snaps Ipswich. Deadline for entries is April 15th. The Ginnel Foto Fest happens on May 26 & 27th and is supported by Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.

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Exploration and Investigation - Subterranean Arts Gallery, Ipswich.

 

Exploration and Investigation, a collaborative exhibition created between Pop My Mind and ourselves, runs until 18th November. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Exploration and Investigation

We've been busy working alongside the Pop My Mind team recently, planning for an exhibition which opens next week at Subterranean Arts Gallery in Ipswich!

We begun the process with selected images from Photograd which Pop My Mind users made work in response to. The result is a collection of photography, painting, music, and more.


Our Private View takes place on Thursday 26th October at Subterranean Arts Gallery, St.Peter's Street, Ipswich, 5:30 - 7:30pm. The exhibition is then open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, until 18th November.

Free entry
Free wine, soft drinks, and nibbles
Live artwork being made in the space
A wide variety of photography, art, and music!

We really hope to see some of you there!


Here's some of the work being exhibited from photographers featured on Photograd.

From the series  Covering The Carpet  by  Jocelyn Allen

From the series Covering The Carpet by Jocelyn Allen

Familiar  by  Karim Skalli

Familiar by Karim Skalli


Photograd turns 1!

Photograd made it to a year old this week and celebrated with an exhibition at the University of Suffolk. The show has been home to work by some of the featured photographers on the platform in the last year, but sadly it has to be taken down this week. Many of the prints are being donated to the universities final year photography group who are currently fundraising for their two final shows. We really hope the donated images can help them on their way.

See the featured graduates who have helped us celebrate alongside some installation shots of the exhibition here.

We know that some of you were able to visit Ipswich and see the exhibition for yourselves. We've created an online version of the catalogue for those who couldn't make a visit. You can find it here.