intarget Photolux Award 2019

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On the occasion of the 2019 edition of the Photolux Festival. International Biennial of Photography, Photolux and intarget promote an international open call free of charge and addressed to all photographers or collectives, professionals and non, from all countries. Photographers must submit a project that gives a personal and original interpretation of the Festival’s theme.

The shortlist, composed by the ten finalist projects, will be announced on the Festival website as well as social networks.  The winning project will be produced by Photolux and shown in one of the official venues of the Festival.

2019 THEME: MONDI“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”
(Neil Armstrong, press conference of the Apollo 11’s mission, 1969)

On July 21st, 1969 at 2:56 am, Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the lunar surface was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience, some hours after he and lunar modul pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo 11 on the Moon. Armstrong described the event as a “small step for [a] man, but [a] giant leap for mankind”. The human history has been made by challenges, both individual and collective actions that has changed its flow: small and big revolutions that tore down walls while building New Worlds.


Submissions should included:

  • curriculum vitae and short bio with personal data of the author: name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail address (max 1000 characters);
  • title and statement of the project (max 2000 characters);
  • 15 images. Images should be jpegs that are a minimum of 1500 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Each image submitted must have a corresponding high resolution file available (300 dpi) which will be requested if your work is selected for the call.

By submitting photographs you are stipulating to us that you own the copyright to these photographs and have consents to publish them from all the subjects clearly identifiable included in the photographs.


The projects must be submitted before and not later than September 15th, 2019 on LensCulture platform here ->

The 2019 award committee is composed by:
Nicola Tanzini, founder and CEO intarget (President)
Jim Casper, founder and editor-in-chief LensCulture
Moshe Rosenzveig, director Head On Photo Festival, Sidney

The jury will meet during the month of September 2019.
The winner of the contest will be announced within the end of September 2019.

THE JURY RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO DECLARE A WINNER in case that there are no submissions deemed apt for an exhibition.


The shortlist, composed by the ten finalist projects, will be announced on the Festival website as well as social networks.  The winner will have his work produced and shown in an exhibition included in the official exhibitions’ program and catalogue of Photolux Festival 2019.

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