Sarajevo Photography Festival 2023 (Deadline is The 3rd of May 2023)

Sarajevo Photography Festival is an annual event that takes place in Sarajevo, captivating capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The festival celebrates contemporary photography from around the world, bringing together established and emerging photographers from around the world to showcase their innovative work.
Scheduled to take place from 23rd to 25th of June 2023, the festival offers a dynamic range of activities, including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and discussions, as well as portfolio reviews and networking events.

Deadline 3 May 2023

There are three types of fee, depending on how many categories you wish to submit your photos in.
The first fee is 15EUR (one category), the second is 25EUR (three categories), and the final one is 30EUR (you may submit your photos in all categories).

“Reshape” as a light motif for this year

The Sarajevo Photography Festival’s theme and light motif for this year, “RESHAPE”, is a thought-provoking and relevant topic for artists and audiences alike. The theme of “reshape” implies a transformation or alteration in form, structure, or function, often involving the reconfiguration of existing materials or ideas.

Beyond its artistic implications, the theme of “reshape” takes on broader social and cultural significance. Given the upheaval we are witnessing on a global scale, the festival’s theme invites artists to explore and respond to critical issues and concerns such as wars and conflicts, the impact of technology, globalization, and climate change on our environment and daily lives.

Artists may approach the theme of “reshape” from different perspectives, offering a rich and diverse terrain for exploration and creative expression. Through this year’s theme, the Sarajevo Photography Festival seeks to create a platform for artists to engage critically with the pressing issues of our times, sparking dialogue and inspiring change.

Overall, the theme of “reshape” offers artists a rich and varied terrain for exploration and creative expression, and it can be interpreted in many different ways, depending on the artist’s individual perspective and artistic practice.

You may apply with a single photo or a series, depending on a category:

Documentary, series of 3 to 5 photos.
Portrait, single photo or a series up to 4 photos.
Fashion, single photo or a series up to 4 photos.
Landscape, single photo or a series up to 4 photos.
Conceptual, single photo or a series up to 4 photos.
Mobile, single photo or a series up to 4 photos.
Wedding, single photo.
Life, single photo.

When judging a series, the judges will take into consideration the coherence and narrative of the photographs as a whole

You can contact the data protection officer of Sarajevo Photography Festival and Sarajevo Photo Award at:



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