Berlin Explorer is pleased to announce their first open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the theme of 2021: TRANSFORMATION
We challenge photographers and artists of all ages to share with us the connections you see with our theme, in imaginative, creative expressive interpretation. Artists will need to write as part of their submission an explanation of how their work fits with the theme.
To transform means to change, but also to integrate, to meet, to unite; breaking with the past, revolutionizing, starting again. In the 18th century the chemist Antoine Lavoisier taught us that nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed. His research was about the matter, but we believe that this applies also to identity: we aren’t, we become, and we become nothing without stimuli from the outside. Sometimes we are forced to change by circumstances, as the pandemic has widely demonstrated. Other times, we can transformate reclaiming our own existence, not becoming what we are, but what we want, expressing how we feel without hierarchies, labels and constraints, exploring our creativity getting rid of any border.
This is the theme we are interested in hosting for this first editorial production. We thought we would also provide you with a list of words, “concepts,” to help you understand the theme more fully. We are intrepid to receive your photographic material. This open call is open not only to photographers, but also to all types of researchers and artists or creative minds. The only one is the photographic medium, the one we use to give materiality to our concepts.
Our aim is to select artists and their works for the publication of our editorial project, which will be released in print and digital format.