Featuring: 20 young European photographers to be selected by the Jury

Every year the International Photo Festival offers a stage to new photo talented people. Such a festival is unique for the Netherlands and Europe. Photographers that graduate from a photo academy or school within the past 5 years can submit a maximum of 4 photos. An independent Jury consisting of Wim van Sinderen (Chairman), Maartje van den Heuvel, Rein Deslé, Jean-Jacques Almanza, Monique Beijaert and Christiane Kuhlmann will select work by 20 photographers, who will be on show at Photoville 2014.

Following the successful launch of the Photo Festival Leiden in 2013, the second, International, edition will take place in the autumn of 2014. This years’ theme is ‘New Photographers’. The International Photo Festival Leiden aims at providing a platform for young talented, professional photographers, by giving them a chance to expose themselves to a broader audience.

The city of Leiden, key to discovery, already features several art festivals discovering new talent, including the Leids Cabaret Festival, the Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF) and Beelden in Leiden, an outdoor statue festival. Until 2013 Leiden did not have a professional photo festival. Therefore, the Photo Festival Leiden was brought about, organised by Foundation for Talented Photographers.

The photographs, submitted by contestants of art academies from around the world will be judged by an international jury. 20 photographers will be selected and of those, one overall winner will be chosen, who will receive an amount of €1.000 to be spent on the development of his or her photographic career.

The photos of the selected 20 photographers will be exhibited at eye-catching columns at squares in the Leiden city centre, thus creating a Wall of fame unparalleled to other photo festivals in the Netherlands or even in Europe.

Furthermore, all 20 selected contestants get the chance to show their photographs in shops, art galleries and restaurants throughout Leiden, and via an Urban Screen also in several cities. Finally, the exhibited photographs will also be published in the festival guide.


  • Photo Festival Leiden

    Photo Festival Leiden

    The aims of the International Photo Festival Leiden are to provide exposure for young international photography talents—to provide a platform of photography to the general public and promote the city of Leiden as a key to discovery in general.

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    Dutch Culture USA

    Dutch arts, culture, and shared cultural heritage are represented in the U.S. through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, DC, and the Consulates General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, and San Francisco. The headquarters for cultural services is the Press and Cultural Affairs Department of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

    FUTURE 400, a 2024/2025 initiative of the Netherlands Consulate General in New York, endeavors to honor 400 years of Dutch-New York history with honesty and integrity, creating space for others who share this common heritage to voice their feelings and experiences at this monumental moment. Partners from cultural to commercial fields, from the New York area to the Netherlands will come together to create new work and new opportunities that will continue to write the next chapter of our shared story, our collective…FUTURE 400. More information:

New Photographers

 archive : 2014

Featuring: Various Artists

Presented by: Photo Festival Leiden, Dutch Culture USA
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