Open Call

GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival has invited photographers and visual artists from all over the world to share their vision on Post Homo Sapiens. Programming the Future. Thinking about humanity’s future and reflecting on its possibilities is this year’s Festival theme.

This second international Open Call has received a total of 197 projects that have been sent from 35 different countries such as Latvia, Taiwan, Lebanon, Uruguay, Iceland or Hungary.

Due to the high quality of the submited works, the jury composed of Monica Allende, Emilia van Lynden, Fiona Shields, Elena Navarro and Azu Nwagbogu, has finally chosen 5 winners, adding one more to the established in the terms of the call.

Congratulations to all of them!

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Haley Morris-Cafiero – The Bully Pulpit

Jaakko Kahilaniemi – Past-it

Federico Estol – Shine Heroes

Claudia Gori – The Sentinels: Electrosensitivity in Italy

Ezio D’Agostino – NEOs


Alphabetically ordered

Aennor – Plastified

Carlos Alba – Light Pollution

Ana María Arévalo Gosen – Días eternos

Tobias Asser – SDIT

Kata Geibl – Sisyphus

Elsa Leydier – Brazil: system error

Gloria Oyarzabal – Woman go no’gree

Paulo Simão – Goodbye Pyongyang

Agata Wieczorek – Simulation Centers

Marcos Zegers – Water, Mining and Exodus


Monica Allende by Mauro Bedoni /
Emilia van Lynden by Sophie Wright

Emilia van Lynden
Former artistic director of Unseen and art consultant
Fiona Shields
Head of Photography for the Guardian News and Media Group
Azu Nwagbogu
Director of African Artists’ Foundation and LagosPhoto Festival
Monica Allende
Artistic director of GETXOPHOTO
Elena Navarro
Artistic director of FotoMéxico Festival and director of the Image Center of Mexico

2018 Open Call Winner

Max Pinckers, Margins of Excess
His work was exhibited at the Festival’s official selection

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