PH21 Gallery: Unexpected

Call for Entries



A juried international photography exhibition

March 26 – April 15, 2015


We live much of our lives in familiar situations and surroundings, and that holds true for our natural, built as well as our social environment. We need to rely on the known and the recognizable to be able go about our daily routines. Some photographs help us in these everyday pursuits through depicting, portraying and documenting the world around us. Photography, however, may also surprise us by presenting that which is unusual, distracting or even disturbing. These images give us a pause as they demand a larger share of our attention and interpretive efforts. They might be unexpected for various reasons in terms of their content or composition; they all, however, originate in a creative photographic decision to present the world in a way that departs from the mundane ordinariness and familiarity of the default.


PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Unexpected. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this topic and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed, and it is independent of generic or stylistic constraints. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.


This exhibition will be presented in our new Ráday St. gallery space.

Submission deadline: February 24, 2015 midnight (UTC+01, Central European Time)


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Traditional Photography
Digital Photography