LOOK17: Open Call

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:00

LOOK/17 presents a unique opportunity for trans-global sharing of images and ideas. Working with Hong Kong based curator Ying Kwok, the festival will focus on exchange with China, welcoming Chinese photographers and exploring images taken in Hong Kong and Liverpool – cities with a long history of exchange.

The festival will consider how we use the universal language of photography to experience and shape the city. It will encourage conversations with other disciplines such as architecture, education, planning and commerce.

LOOK/17 is seeking applications from UK based artists. They are seeking photographic work that relates to the themes of China and or Urbanism. As well as opportunities to exhibit, LOOK17 would anticipate that selected artists participate in hosting related events, such as talks or workshops.

The LOOK/17 team will make a selection of artists for inclusion in exhibitions at various secured venues across the city. Successful artists will be responsible for coordinating the  installation of their work in conversation with the LOOK/17 team.  All artists selected for exhibition will be featured on the festival blog and promoted via social media.

To apply, please send three images (please resize each image to 3000 pixels along the longest edge), a short text describing your work (no more than 100 words) including an indication of display requirements, i.e. print, screen based, and scale.  Please send with your name, email address, mobile number and web address to:


LOOK/17 runs from the 7th of April to the 14th of May 2017 at venues across Liverpool.

Image: Luke Ching 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, KL, Hong Kong 2004

For more information go here.

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