Photography Biennial PHODAR 2017 – “Fact, fiction, truth”

In 2017 the PHODAR Foundation celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the international photography Biennial PHODAR, which is a reason for assessment and reflection. During the past editions the festival has acquired its own unique face/appearance and a clear value system oriented towards genuine vision and thorough problem research. The topics of the recent editions of the competition reflect issues, which are in the focus of modern society.
Thus, the 10th edition of PHODAR will be somewhat self-reflective and will deal with the questions which photographers ask themselves. The topic is “Fact, fiction, truth”.

photo contest Photography Biennial PHODAR 2017
Photography Biennial PHODAR 2017

•SECTION I – includes series of 5–12 digital photographs with a coherent feel.
•SECTION II – includes series of 5–12 photographs with a coherent feel, printed on paper.
•SECTION III – PHOTOSCHOOL – is for students or photographers at an early stage in their careers. They can send photographs meeting the requirements for the first or second section, but on the back of each hard copy or in the information for the digital collection the author must write “Photo School”.

poze fundatia phodar bienala 2013
phodar 2013


•Grand Prix – 750 Euro
•Award for Humanistic Photography – 500 Euro
•Award in Section I – 400 Euro
•Award in Section II – 300 Euro
•Award in Section III – 200 Euro
•Exhibition – 28 April – 28 May 2017 at Iliya Beshkov Gallery in Pleven.

Image requirements: JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 3000 pixels on the long side, no larger than 2 MB, or photographs on paper whose longer side is up to 50 cm.
Entry deadline: 28th February 2017
The photographs have to be created after the last edition of the PHODAR Biennial in 2015. Information about the series, year of capture, a portrait of the author and a professional CV also need to be sent in a digital format in case the artist is selected to participate and is included in the exhibition catalogue. Every author has the right to participate in one of the three sections with one series.
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