Deadline: 5 May 2020
Call for entries

19th DongGang International Photo Festival
International Open Call 2020

This year’s theme title :
Be Brilliant!

Date of the festival and location :
July 10th to Sept. 27th, 2020, Yeongwol, Korea

No Fee

Submissions to :

Details :
We invite you to submit your work to the 19th DongGang International Photo Festival, to be held this year from July 10th to September 27th, 2020 in DongGang, Yeongwol, Korea.

Be Brilliant!

One must try to overcome his or her fears without suppressing oneself in fear of one’s current limitations or of the uncertainty of the future. To avoid being consumed by the heavy burden of one’s dreams, one must devote one’s energy to actively affirming and nurturing one’s dreams. An act of creating a work that can represent one’s persona is often carried out as stealthily and deliberately as in plotting a conspiracy.

Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and submit between 8-12 photographs from a particular series or body of work. ‘Artist of the year’ (individual artist or 1 team of winner) and 19 photographers / artists / groups will benefit from:

A-year-long exhibition that exposures at the DIPF Festival – inclusion in art magazine, any related press (long term festival representation and promotion on official website, publications, catalog that being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media) where the works viewed by an international panel of influential experts in the field of photography

* Artist of the year – solo exhibition at DIPF (production-printing, framing or related presentation material will be provided) and eligible for travel and accommodation to attend the opening.


Objectives DongGang International Photo Festival aims to feature a quality selection of photography projects from around the world. Festival’s open call is devoted to offering a platform and supporting photography, showcasing photography and related media from emerging and established artists.

The selected photographs will be presented to DongGang International Photo Festival in DongGang in main exhibition space, outdoor space and screening at the opening ceremony.

The Main Program of 19th DongGang International Photo Festival 2020 will be held from July 10th to Sept. 27th, 2020

Submission to DongGang International Photo Festival 2020 is open to artist from around the world.

Entry Deadline
Submissions must be made before 5th, May, 2020, 00.00 hrs. There is no entry fee for submissions.


Submissions must Include below
Photography works : 8 – 12 images, 4000 pixel (on the longside), jpeg file or tiff file

Name (full name)
Mobile/Phone Number
Email Address
Postal Address

A concise one-page CV or a short biography
Artist’s Statement (a short write up about the body of work)

How to Enter
Email : |

Any incomplete submissions will be rejected.
Receipt Confirmation
Upon receipt, an email confirmation will be sent to the email specified in the submission.


All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by the curatorial team of the Festival.

Status Notification
All selected artists will be notified by email of their submission status by 15th, May 2020 at the latest.

DongGang International Photo Festival will collect the digital files from selected artists and all production will be provided for the exhibitions.

The selected projects will be presented on the Festival’s website and be part of the Festival’s promotional campaign in print and online media, increase awareness of the selected works in the photography community.

동강사무국 l DongGang International Photo Festival
김희정, 큐레이터 l HeeJung KIM, Curator
서울시 강남구 언주로 172길 53 2층
2F, Eonguro 172gil 53, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06018
O. 070.88042234 | M. 010.9972.7602