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2017 Summer Open

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Aperture Foundation
Deadline: Thu, April 6th, 2017

Statement from the jury

»Working together with Aperture, we would like to ask you, as global citizens, to consider the visual language that is necessary today to communicate a new political, social, and environmental consciousness. At the core of this call are the four freedoms that were outlined in a speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941. Aiming to allay the world’s fears of growing fascism, he called for freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.«

“With this call to action and resulting exhibition, we want to engage photographers everywhere to join us in subverting the prevailing nostalgia for a ‘simpler’ world and to develop a way of visualizing the four freedoms from a contemporary perspective. In particular, we are interested in exploring how freedom from fear is a powerful motivator on all sides of the political equation. What is freedom? What is fear? What is terror? Are we more free by isolating ourselves from unknown others or are we more free by being able to exercise and enjoy our basic human rights? How do we respond to and counter those ideas with alternative perspectives? How do our connections to each other enable us to become free?”

—Eric Gottesman, Hank Willis Thomas, and Wyatt Gallery

Send us images that address or express what freedom looks like—or doesn’t looks like—today. Submit your work, and let your voice be heard. 

Visit for more information on how to submit. Deadline: 04/06/2017



Posted on Mon, March 20th, 2017
Expires on Thu, April 6th, 2017

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