Hong Kong Identity

Photography Open Call

Show your Hong Kong to the World

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We would like to invite you to be part of our opening photography exhibition in a brand new gallery space in Prague. NGO DEI is an organization established to promote Hong Kong culture and develop an art community for solidarity overseas. Hong Kong identity transcends borders, for generations, Hong Kong has been a melting pot of international culture and places where East meets West.

We call for artists from all around the world to share their vision of Hong Kong identity, to express their ideas and share their works with Czech and International audiences. 20 shortlisted artists will be part of the online exhibition, 4 winners from the shortlisted artists will gain opportunities to exhibit in the NGO DEI gallery, and their pieces will become the major visual features in the official website. The shortlisted photographs will be published in the ‘Hong Kong Identity’ photography book as well.

Honorable Jury
DICKIE FOWLER

After kicking off his career at Landor Associates, Dickie has now served over a 30-year sentence in the creative industry. Following a swift ascent to Creative Director, concentrating on print-based media; Dickie got a taste for motion & editing and changed direction to become one of Hong Kong’s leading broadcast creatives.

During his career, Dickie has developed innovative creative solutions for internationally renowned brands such as: Google, Pepsi, Sony, Cathay Pacific, Music Matters, Studio City Macau, Moet, IBM, Shanghai Tang, and Chanel.

Currently working on projects based, building a new brand “ShowGuns” to be producing live events with supporting content and direction. Also pitching for several new television series.

1st Stage:

1/03/2021 – 31/3/2021

Submission:
Each photographer needs to submit 4 square images (not less than 4) in our official site – www.ngodei.org/opencall, either in jpg or png format with a minimum pixels 1200 X 1200, and no more than 10 MB. Submitted photo series have to be fit together as a group, either aesthetically, thematically, as the photo set will be evaluated and judged as a whole (not as individual images). Each photo should be renamed with the name of the photographer, title of the series and  the number (from 1 to 4, in order to indicate from left to right, then top to down), r, the  (eg: JohnJonesCityEyes1.jpg)

2nd Stage:

10/04/2021

10/04 – 20/04/2021
(Online Exhibition)

Shortlisted Artists Announcement:
Committee will select 20 shortlisted photographers, which will be presented on our online exhibition. The shortlisted photographs will be published in the ‘Hong Kong Identity’ photography book. A public vote of the favorite photographer will be carried out from 20 shortlisted photographers. The voting system will be organized in the official website during the online exhibition.

3rd Stage:

23/4/2021

6/5 – 6/6/2021
(Gallery Exhibition)

Finalists Announcement:
Finalists Announcement: NGO DEI invited our honorable guest Hong Kong-based photographer and filmmaker Dickie Fowler(www.dickie.tv/ Instagram: dickiesuzuki) to select 3 finalists from the shortlisted photographers. The 4 finalists from both public vote and jury selection will be invited for a group exhibition in the NGO DEI gallery along with Dickie Fowler, and their pieces will become the major visual features on the official website. The photographs will be published in the ‘Hong Kong Identity’ photography book as well.

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