Open Call

Museums, exhibition spaces, memorial sites, archives, collections, libraries, cultural institutes, universities, art academies and other educational institutions in the field of photography, as well as municipal and private galleries and project spaces are invited to submit an exhibition project to our biennial festival EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography. Because it’s with your projects that EMOP Berlin 2025 will once again present the city of Berlin as a hub for discourse on the medium of photography. EMOP Berlin’s 11th edition will take place March 1–31, 2025. In this spirit, we’d like to invite you to submit your exhibition project to the festival. Applicants are advised that proposals do not imply a right to participate.

Further information on participation guidelines can be found here.

We look forward to receiving all your submissions by the deadline, July 31, 2024.


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I’m planning a photo exhibition in Berlin, but it opens prior to the official start of the festival month. Can my exhibition still be part of the festival? arrow