This competition invites artistic, social and above all personal interpretations of the theme ‘family connections’ in a series of photos.
How does our family connect us to our roots, culture, traditions, attitudes and future? Which connections define a family and make us belong? How do these connections adapt to changing worlds, technology, conflict, love and loss? Rarely have we experienced the importance and fragility of ‘family connections’ more than in the last three years. Covid-imposed social distancing brought suffering and isolation and transformed many connections, but intensified others. This year, the whole world saw how war can rip families apart in an instant and how many opened their family homes to refugees.
This contest is being run in partnership with EU NEIGHBOURS EAST, an EU-funded regional communication programme that raises awareness of the European Union, its policies and support projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
In the first instance, a shortlist will be selected and published online: three projects from each of the countries. From among these, 18 photographers Jury will select the winning six.
The contest is organised by the EU NEIGHBOURS EAST programme, in partnership with Fotofestiwal - International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland. Fotofestiwal was established in 2001 and since then it has grown into one of the most relevant photographic festivals in Europe. It has 20 years' experience in running competitions and showcasing the results. Fotofestiwal is organized by a collective of professionals working with photography, in partnership with internationally recognized curators and institutions. It is also a member of Futures Photography - platform supporting young photographers across Europe. EU NEIGHBOURS EAST is an EU-funded regional communication programme that raises awareness of the European Union, its policies and support projects in its Eastern Neighbourhood. The programme complements EU Delegations communication in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
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