How can you develop as a young maker when a pandemic has brought the world to a halt? How can you address social issues when your audience loses its freedom of movement? And how can you survive financially when the economy is shrinking? Photographers and other visual artists are a vital source of new perspectives. If we want to grasp the rapidly changing world around us or need to be knocked off balance in order to remain open to other people’s point of view, we will have to give these talents a leg up. FOTODOK’s Lighthouse programme offers ten emerging photographers the opportunity to develop a new project plan. For six months, they receive substantive, practical and financial assistance from a wide range of experts in the field, the FOTODOK team and from each other. All participants receive a 500-euro expense allowance, regular feedback on their visual and textual proposals and the chance to pitch their projects to experts, funding organisations and potential new collaborative partners.
The final selection was made with the aim of ensuring that the group is more than the sum of its parts. The starting point was the makers’ individual talents with the intention that each maker can contribute to the programme as well as get something in return.
Lighthouse is made possible with the support of: