Call for Submissions: Exposure Photography Festival 2024

Elyse Longair, Exposure’s 2023 Emerging Photographer of the Year

Exposure 2024 International Open Call for Submissions

Deadline: September 1, 2023 at 6pm MDT

Exposure welcomes diverse and innovative submissions from photographers and visual artists around the world who incorporate, celebrate or challenge the photographic medium within their practice. Submissions will be viewed by our juror and the Exposure team, and selected works will be shown as part of the 2024 Exposure Photography Festival in Calgary, Alberta at Contemporary Calgary ‚Äď a significant visual arts destination dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

We are delighted to announce that the Exposure 2024 International Open Call juror is Lillian O’Brien Davis, a curator and writer based in Toronto, ON. Lillian is currently the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and curator of Nuit Blanche Etobicoke 2023. She has curated independent projects at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Susan Hobbs Gallery (Toronto), School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba and the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina). Her writing has appeared in BlackFlash Magazine, Canadian Art, C Magazine, Insight magazine and RACAR Art History journal. She is also currently one of two inaugural Visiting Curators at the University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery.

Exposure Photography Festival 2023 at Contemporary Calgary. Photo by Louie Villanueva.

Those who have been selected by the juror will:

  • Exhibit their work in the Exposure 2024 International Open Call exhibition at Contemporary Calgary.
  • Be invited to become involved with the exhibition‚Äôs related programming ‚Äď such as online events, artist talks and more!
  • Be invited to show selected work in a public exhibition presented on Pattison Outdoor digital billboards located in the City of Calgary.
  • Have their name and website link featured on the Exposure website as an artist profile, reaching audiences worldwide.
  • $161 Artist Fee (in line with CARFAC recommended Fee Schedule)
  • $150 Production Expense Allocation with Exposure 2024 Print Partner, ABL Imaging Group, to cover/support costs of printing work for the exhibition.
  • Have their work promoted in the Exposure 2024 official press release pack. Previous press has included British Journal of Photography, AnOther Magazine, Phmuseum, Avenue Magazine, NEXT Magazine, MUS√ČE Vanguard of Photography Culture and more!

Exposure Billboard 2021 featuring the work of Mirja Thiel. Photo by Louie Villanueva.

All those who submit their work will:

  • Have the opportunity to be featured on the Exposure‚Äôs curated Instagram reaching audiences worldwide! To enhance your chance of being featured on our platform, please make sure you submit your work early. In the meantime, follow us here @exposurephotofestival
  • Gain visibility with the juror and Exposure team.

Deadline: September 1, 2023 at 6pm MDT
Submission fee: $35 CAD for 3 images.

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If you are an ALBERTA-BASED emerging photographer, please check out the Exposure 2024 Emerging Photographers Showcase Call for Submissions here:

Exposure is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups, and we welcome submissions from gender and sexually diverse individuals, racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities.

Exposure is committed to supporting individuals who face barriers in applying for this or other Exposure opportunities. If you require assistance, please email Exposure’s Festival Manager Beth Kane via