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.