What Makes Me Click!

Call for Participation in the Children’s Photo Biennale, Chennai

child's reflection in mirror face obscured by decorative heart making a self-portrait
A child making a self-portrait in the mirror

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Chennai Photo Biennale’s Arts Education team Prism to co-curate the Children’s Photo Biennale Edition IV which opens in December 2024 and runs until March 2025 in Chennai, India.

The aim of the Children’s Photo Biennale exhibition is to spotlight children’s photography on a variety of subjects from around the world and our theme is ‘What Makes Me Click!’.

We invite artists, educators, and organisations working with children and photography to submit photographs by children that showcase what children photograph and why. Entry is free.

What we need: (1) 5-10 photographs in high quality jpeg format from a relevant project or practice; (2) any explanatory text about the project/practice they come from, and any relevant text about each photograph and its child photographer (anonymous is fine, if that is the arrangements you have with the children and their parents/carers); (3) a declaration via email from the responsible person submitting that you are happy for us to exhibit these photographs for the purposes of the Biennale including possible post-production artefacts).

Deadline for submissions: September 15th, 2024.

The format of the exhibition is currently funding dependent. At a minimum, we are planning for an online exhibition, although ideally we would aim for a hybrid exhibition (online and in person), with a series of related events (workshops and speakers) as well as a small zine / mini catalog. All artists/organisations submitting have the option to also archive the photographs with the Children’s Photography Archive C.I.C..

For further details please email: Melissa Nolas at childrensphotographyarchive [at ] gmail.com and Gayatri Nair gayatri [at] chennaiphotobiennale.com.

Photographs in the CPA are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. If you do use this work please drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you.

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