CALL FOR 2015 GUEST CURATOR PROPOSALS

Le Mois de la Photo ? Montr?al is seeking the guest curator and theme for the 14th edition of its international biennale of contemporary photography that will take place in September 2015. The organization is soliciting brief, preliminary proposals (one page) from which a short list of candidates will be asked to submit more detailed dossiers.
Every two years since 1989, Le Mois de la Photo ? Montr?al produces an innovative photography event that serves as a catalyst for artists, other specialists of the image and the general public.
This event promotes different tendencies in contemporary photography and creates international exchanges between photographers, the public at large, curators, the media and collectors. Le Mois de la Photo ? Montr?al works with museums, galleries, artist-run centres, universities, and numerous other partners to present a stimulating event that, by virtue of a series of mostly solo exhibitions spread across the city, transforms Montr?al into one immense coherent group exhibition organized around a single unifying concept or theme.
Le Mois de la Photo ? Montr?al invited a guest curator to elaborate a new theme for each presentation of the biennale. All the exhibitions, educational activities, the conferences and the publication are all organized around this singular theme. For information regarding the curators and themes of previous events, please consult our Web.
If you wish to submit a project, please download our complete submission guidelines here (PDF format).

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.” His recent book “The Tide Will Turn” published by Steidl in 2020, is listed in New York Time’s ‘Best Art Books of 2020’. Alam received the “International Press Freedom Award” for 2020 from ‘The Committee to Protect Journalists’.

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