We’re excited to announce that a brand-new #FotoRoomOPEN edition is now live and brings you another great career opportunity: having a solo show at Fotogalleri Vasli Souza, an up-and-coming gallery based in Malmö, Sweden (launch this article’s gallery for installation shots of previous shows held at Vasli Souza). Read on to find out more, submit your work, and good luck!
The Juror — Fotogalleri Vasli Souza
Fotogalleri Vasli Souza is a gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography established in 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, by Rasmus Vasli and Marcio Souza. During its first five years of activity, the gallery has run a program of solo, duo and group exhibitions of talented international photographers, including the late Ren Hang, Zanele Muholi, Nelli Palomäki, Jordi Ruiz Cirera, and more. The 120 meters square gallery space is located in the basement of a historical building (it used to be a hat factory) which overlooks Gustav Adolfs Square (one of Malmö’s biggest squares).
Currently on view at Vasli Souza is Schattenparker, a solo exhibition by 2017 Foam Paul Huf Award winner Romain Mader (open until next 28 October 2018).
The Opportunity — Have a solo show at Fotogalleri Vasli Souza
Rasmus Vasli and Marcio Souza are happy to offer the winner of this #FotoRoomOPEN edition the fantastic opportunity of having a solo show at their gallery. The show will run for about 4 weeks—like all other solo exhibitions at Vasli Souza—and will open in May or June 2019 (exact dates will be established at a later moment).
Besides the show, the selected photographer will receive a €500 honorarium, while production costs and accommodation arrangements will have to be discussed privately as they will depend on the winner’s current location, whether he/she already has prints of his/her work or not, etc.
Who can participate, and in what categories
Only FotoRoom members can enter #FotoRoomOPEN | Vasli Souza edition. Remember: signing up gives you access to not just one but all #FotoRoomOPEN calls that run while you’re a member (a new one opens every two months), on top of unlocking resources like our useful FotoCal. Become a member today!
Members can enter in two categories:
— Single Image (open to both Amateur and Pro members);
— Series (open to Pro members only). It’s currently not possible for Pro members to submit more than one series, but they can submit in both the Single Image and Series category.
Important notes — please read these!
#FotoRoomOPEN | Vasli Souza edition is open to all photographers, no matter what your age, gender or nationality is. The call has no theme: you’re free to submit any work regardless of subject, style or approach. Anything goes!
Please note that, as always, only the winner of the Series category is eligible for the opportunity offered by Fotogalleri Vasli Souza. In the circumstance that the gallery, at their exclusive discretion, did not deem any of the applications a good fit, the “prize” will remain unassigned.
The winning entries in both the Single Image and Series category, as well as a selection of shortlisted submissions, will be published here on FotoRoom’s website and on our Instagram feed.
Entrants in the Single Image category should send a maximum of 3 images.
Entrants in the Series category should send a maximum of 15 images.
Images should be in .jpg format and low-res (no larger than 1440px on the short side and no heavier than a few MB each), and must be sent via WeTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a text document that includes the following information about you:
1. Your full name
2. A short text, introduction or project statement (if you’re submitting to the Series category).
3. A link to your portfolio website (if you have one)
4. An email address we can use if we need to get in contact
5. The email address you used to sign up as a FotoRoom member (in case it’s different from the contact email)
To say it with an image, the folder of materials to send should look like this (notice the text file at the bottom):
All submitted images must be in the sole ownership of the entrant and not infringe on the copyright of any other party; full ownership of the copyright for every submitted image remains with its author.
By submitting your images to #FotoRoomOPEN | Vasli Souza edition you grant FotoRoom the possibility to use the submitted images—properly credited—on its website and social media with the exclusive purpose of promoting your work and the FotoRoom platform.
#FotoRoomOPEN | Vasli Souza edition will close next 30 November 2018 at midnight (Central European Time). Winners will be announced in December 2018.