"No Borders" - Photography Exhibition Award is an international competition for Emerging Artists from Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary and Ukraine.
The competition will last for over 5 months and become a learning experience of its own. We want to unite people through photography (without borders), enhance co-operation among institutions and countries, and show cultural differences as our strength.
We invite emerging artists to take part in the conversation about reevaluating the local and neighboring in the new, post-pandemic times and disseminate the outcome of the project by creating an open-air traveling exhibition.
Together with our partners, we invite young photographers from V4 countries and Ukraine to take part in the Single Image and Series of Images sections.
A First Award is a production of a solo exhibition. Other finalists will participate in an Open Air Travelling Exhibition, which will also be displayed during the FotoArtFestival and in the Partners' countries in 2022. The additional awards include participation in a series of workshops, portfolio reviews, meetings, exhibitions, and catalogues online and offline.
The works will also be shown during the FotoArtFestival, organized in Bielsko-Biała (Poland) in October.
The educational program includes online lectures and one-to-one meetings with experts from Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Ukraine, a 4-day workshop as well as online and gallery exhibitions of awarded works, showed in V4 countries.
A First Award is a production of a solo exhibition with a catalogue.
Online Portfolio Review (5 times), organized by 5 Partners from Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine each month, open for online public.
On-line workshop (divided into two meetings on the weekends (6 hours with a break) organized by 5 Partners (Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine each month), open for Award participants.
Photo-book workshop for Award finalists (10) before the FotoArtFestival (online or offline depending on the Covid situation).
Portfolio Review during the FotoArtFestival (jury from V4 countries and Ukraine) as an Award for the finalists.
"No Borders" - an open-air exhibition of the Award finalists, shown in the city of Bielsko-Biała, open for the public and later travelling to partners' countries.