Open Call: Photobook

Raving Madness / Coming Home: Open Call for published Photobooks

July 9, 2017
OBSCURA Festival of Photography

Raving Madness / Coming Home – Curator's Statement

While our own state of mind is a vibrating string of uniform motion, the political, social, economical and personal changes seem to pass us with lightning speed, going above and through us like an uncontrollable steamroller. The fast and surprising flashing of conflicts make the space around and between us become an unstable place: On the one side, never knowing what will happen next and being prepared for the worst, and on the other side - being forged by the emotions and learning to be guided by basic trust. With these two elements in a state of calm and chaos, there seems to be only one exit: raving madness, or coming home.
– Calin Kruse, dienacht Magazine + Publishing

Open Call

We are looking for already published / self-published photobooks (no dummies) related to the topic Raving Madness or Coming Home. Please send us a link to the book with a short concept explaining why your book would fit this topic to We will go through a selection process and in the second step, if your book is selected, we will kindly ask you to send us a physical copy.

The exhibition showcasing 20 - 25 books will be inaugurated at the Obscura Festival in Georgetown, Malaysia (18 - 31 August 2017), and will travel to different venues subsequently.

OBSCURA Festival of Photography
Georgetown / Penang, Malaysia

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