Open Call for the 10th International Photography Festival in the theme of




PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for the central exhibition of the 10th International Photography Festival, which will take place in November 2022

The International Photography Festival is the biggest photography event in Israel and will mark its tenth anniversary in November. The festival is an anticipated fixture in the country’s annual cultural calendar and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every year. The two-week event presents the work of over 200 leading Israeli and international photographers.
A committee of experts spanning multiple artistic genres will review the proposals and select 20 artists to exhibit their work. The proposals are submitted to the committee anonymously to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity regardless of their location, age or level of education.
The 20 selected artists will be invited to present their work in the festival’s central exhibition, and will also exhibit their works at additional festivals around the world

The 10th International Photography Festival’s Theme is – ACTION

For the upcoming festival, we are looking for proposals that tackle the concept of ACTION from multiple perspectives that relate to actions of all kinds – from planning to mobilization, from a call for action to collaborations and the spaces in which they will unfold, and finally, the realization of the artistic action or action in public space. We will examine how a human action can generate discourse or how an individual’s action can have a wide influence.

Most importantly, through this call for proposals, we encourage freedom of action with no conditions or rules

We invite artists from all over the world and at different stages in their careers to send proposals for existing or new works dealing with the concept of action in the fields of photography, video, performance art, and multidisciplinary art.

Deadline for submissions: March 24, 2022

*Participation fee: 15 USD, which includes registration fees and an entry to all the Photography Festival events.
*6-12 images may be included, depending on the nature of the proposed works and if they are video or installation pieces, please include a link to view the work in the section titled “project description”.




Submission deadline


Selected artists notified


Since its launch in 2009, the International Photography Festival has become an art institution that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The festival features works by hundreds of prominent international and Israeli photographers, and offers a glimpse into unique Israeli photography archives, social projects, lectures, masterclasses, workshops, gallery talks and more.

2021 – Meeting Point, The Daniel Rowing Centre, Tel Aviv.
2020 – Transformation, Kikar HaMedina, Tel Aviv
2019 – Fantasy, Azrieli Sarona, Tel Aviv
2018 – Relations, Golf complex, Tel aviv
2017 – Identity, Midtown Tel-Aviv
2016 – Safe Space, Jaffa Port
2014 – Photographic Memory, Carmel Winery, Rishon Le zion
2012 – Sustainability, Jaffa Port
2009 – Point of View, Hatachana Tel-Aviv

International Photography Festival 2021


Iris Ronly Riklis

Manager, Israeli Forum of Cultural Institutes

Nurit Yarden

Artist, Moderator and Photography Curator

Omer Frenkel

Conductor and Composer, Chief Editor Kan Kol Ha'muzika, IPBC

Sagit Zluf Namir

Artist, Lecturer, Curator, Owner of Hamerhav of Photography and Art

Dr. Lior Zalmanson

Artist, Curator, Head of the Digital Forum at ICOM Israel, Senior Lecturer at Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University

Farid Abu Shakra

Interdisciplinary Artist, Curator, Researcher and Writer, Co-founder of Umm El Fahem Art Gallery

Ohad Benit

Concept designer | PHOTO IS:RAEL

Eyal Landsman

Co-Founder & Director | PHOTO IS:RAEL

Ya'ara Raz Haklai

Content Manager Chief Curator | PHOTO IS:RAEL


Mandy Barker
Jesús Madriñán
Jonas Bendiksen
Rafal Milach
Alec Soth
John Paul Evans
Marc Ohrem Leclef
Sigalit Landau
Roger Ballen
Angelica Dass
Antonin Kratochvil
Boaz Aharonovich
Daniel Tchetchik
Juno Calypso
Mathieu Pernot
Myoung Ho Lee
Nadav Kander
Paolo Pellegrin
Ragu Rai
Sian Davey
Weronica Gesicka
Yair Barak
Mandy Barker / United Kingdom, 2021 Festival