FOTODOK TALENT DEVELOPMENT

FOTODOK sees it as its responsibility not only to create visibility for the work of emerging image makers, but also to support them in other ways. We do this by opening up our network and by being a platform and a place where they can continue to develop.

 

With Blurring the Lines, FOTODOK, Paris College of Art and Urbanautica Institute offer a stage to graduation talents from more than 40 art academies from all over the world. The highlights of this program will be brought together in a publication and an exhibition during Paris Photo. With this program we also support interacademicdialogue focussing on education and photography.

Lighthouse is a program that FOTODOK started in 2019. Every year we financially support and guide 10 motivated emerging photographers. They have the opportunity to develop a new project proposal with the help of masterclasses and inspiration sessions. With Lighthouse we focus on the artistic development and entrepreneurship of the talents.

 

With FOTODOK’s talent program Take-Off, we connect recently graduated photography talent to experts in the field. In just a few minutes, the photographers pitch their work to curators, program makers, editors, gallery owners and others who are interested in their work. Take-Off started with a national edition in spring of 2020.In 2021 there will also be an international edition with photographers and experts from all over the world.

Get to know the new Lighthouse edition!

FOTODOK’s talent program Lighthouse offers ten emerging photographers the possibility to develop exceptional ideas into compelling project plans. Each participant has a good dose of motivation and an affinity with socially-engaged themes. We congratulate the following photographers on their spot in the 2022/2023 edition of Lighthouse: Hiske Altena, Joeri Boelhouwer, Loes Coolen, Kevita Junior, Emilia Martin, Katia Motylova, Rafael Roncato, Dunya van Veenendaal, Dominique de Vries, Esmee van Zeeventer. 

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Look back the FOTODOK Take Off #4 via YouTube

Discover upcoming photography talent from all over the world via the recordings of the FOTODOK Take Off. On June 9 2022 the 4th edition of the FOTODOK Take Off took take place: an online event in which recently graduated international photographers pitch their projects in no more than 3 minutes per person. You can now look back the recordings via FOTODOK’s youtube channel. The participating photographers were selected in 2021 via talent program Blurring the Lines.

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FOTODOK Joins Futures

FOTODOK is happy to announce that we are a new member of Futures! Futures is a “photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of cultural institutions across Europe in order to support new talents.” It is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The project has been operating since 2017. Today, it brings together 18 Futures members. Starting from 2022, FOTODOK is delighted to join a wonderful company of Bienal Fotografia do Porto (Portugal), CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (Italy)…

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OPEN CALL Lighthouse 2022/2023

Are you an emerging photographer and do you want to engage in a unique program that offers you support, inspiration, and valuable connections in your work field? Sign up for Lighthouse! We help you to develop your cultural entrepeneurship skills and work on a convincing projectplan. We are looking for 8 photographers who graduated from a Dutch academy in 2022, and 2 self-taught photographers who have been working professionally for no more than 5 years. All 10 with a large dosis of motivation and an affinity with urgent socially-engaged themes.

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DISCOVER UPCOMING PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT DURING TAKE OFF #4 on June 9 at 1 PM

Would you like to see new work of upcoming talent? Put this event in your agenda! On June 9 2022 at 1:00 PM CET (UTC+1) the 4th edition of the FOTODOK Take Off will take place: an online event in which recently graduated international photographers pitch their projects in no more than 3 minutes per person. The participating photographers were selected in 2021 via talent program Blurring the Lines.

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Come and visit OPEN STUDIO: ON PROCESS AND PRACTICE

The Open Studio presents a selection of works in progress by 10 emerging artists—the participants of FOTODOK’s talent program Lighthouse 2021/2022: Chris Becher, Marvel Harris, Lena Holzer, Daniël Lokerse, Sana Mulay, Nastassja Nefjodov, Peter Pflügler, Katharina Siegel, Rens de Vries and Mirre Korevaar-Wijnja. How does a photographic body of work or a series emerge and develop? What unforeseeable and numerous intermediate steps are occurring from an initial idea and a work you’d call finished? What does it mean to engage with the photographic medium in today’s pluralistic world?

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FOTODOK Take Off #3 – Join us on July 7

On Wednesday the 7th of July, we organize the third edition of the FOTODOK TAKE OFF: an online graduation event in which graduates from Dutch photography programs will have the opportunity to pitch their graduation work to (inter)national photography professionals and others who are interested to get to know these talents.

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OPEN CALL LIGHTHOUSE 2021-2022 Apply now!

Are you an emerging photographer and do you want to engage in a unique program that offers you support, inspiration, and valuable connections in your work field? Sign up for Lighthouse! We help you to develop your original ideas into a convincing projectplan. We are looking for 8 photographers who graduated from a Dutch academy in 2021, and 2 self-taught photographers who have been working professionally for no more than 5 years. All 10 of you with a large dosis of motivation and an affinity with urgent socially-engaged themes.

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Personal stories during Moveable Statues

Next to the Dom Church we find the ten participants of Lighthouse, FOTODOK’s talent development program for emerging artists. It is interesting to see how passers-by respond to this open-air presentation. Sometimes hesitant, but the treasure hunters, filled with curiosity, approach the makers with ease. The shopping public needs some encouragement, but once they move past their first doubt, they’re ready to immerse themselves in the imaginative worlds of the artists.

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Lighthouse 2020-2021

Lighthouse is a program that FOTODOK started in 2019. Every year we financially support and guide 10 motivated emerging photographers. They have the opportunity to develop a new project proposal with the help of masterclasses and inspiration sessions.

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