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Argazklik Photo Contest

Argazklik Photo Contest: Gender and Photography

Rolling Rolak

(Bilbao, Spain). Nontzeberri cultural web site and Pripublikarrak, an interdisciplinary group and an ideological creation that aimed to analyse the possibilities of the arts and feminism, organize the event Rolling Rolak that embraces three moments involving various degrees of participation. The first step of Rolling Rolak is the 1st edition of Argazklik.com Digital Photography Contest. All Rolling Rolak and the on line contest (www.argazklik.com) as well, wishes to think about the roles we have, which we invent, or which have been enforced on us, and to think beyond the masculine/feminine, male/female, traditional man/woman binary.

Works must be made up of three inter-related photographs, which may or may not form a narrative. Registering is free. The deadline to submit for the competition will be 21st May 2008 (13.00 p.m. local time). The judges are renowned professionals in the world of image or the theme of gender and are the following, the historian Adelina Moya, the curator Aimar Arriola, the artist Azuzena Vieites. We have invited five artists, whose work will be exhibited outside the competition, to set up the project, establish possible criteria and to encourage people to participate: Shu Lea Cheang (Taiwan), Carles Congost (Olot, Spain), the collective Voodoo-EROS (New York), Elssie Ansareo (Mexico) and Julia Montilla (Barcelona).

The competition offers the following awards:

- First Award: 3.000 euros
- Second Award: 2.000 euros
- Third Award: 1.000 euros
- Artistic Production Prize: Arteleku arts centre will help the production undertake a photographic project of 500 euros.

The web is in Basque, Spanish and English

More details and guidelines on www.argazklik.com


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