Call for Entries: Photomonth 2016

Photomonth East London International Photography Festival is now accepting entries to take place in this year’s festival. The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2016. You can enter online at Details from Photomonth:


Photomonth welcomes shows by emerging and established photographers. Exhibitions may take place in all kinds of galleries and venues across East London. If you are planning to participate and would like to be included in the printed photomonth brochure and on the website please submit your listings at

Please note there is a charge for all brochure and online entries in order that photomonth may become more sustainable. Your payment will go towards the design, print and distribution of the free printed brochure across London and to other parts of the UK and your listings will also appear on the website with regular updates on our social networks.

The free photomonth brochure is size A5 and includes a map.

All listings will include an image and text.

Prices for listings are as follows:-

·         Quarter page           £85 (Portrait)

·         Half page                  £160 (Landscape or Portrait)

·         Full page                    £310 (Portrait)

Full details are on the website

Entries received after the submission deadline may be listed on the website only and charged at the Quarter Page rate of £85.



If you are searching for somewhere to show your work have a look at the listings in previous editions of the photomonth website and at the Whitechapel Gallery/Time Out initiative  or about spaces in the photoblock.

There are all kinds of interesting and unusual spaces for exhibitions and hubs developing in the galleries, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in certain areas eg. Brick Lane, Bethnal Green, Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Dalston, Stoke Newington, Broadway Market, Chatsworth Road/Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney Wick and in new neighbourhoods to be discovered further East. Local Public Libraries are also receptive to exhibitions.



photomonth is an international photography festival focused on East London. Founded in 2001 and taking place in October & November each year the festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience.

photomonth owes a great deal of its success to the Open Call for exhibitions giving the opportunity for emerging artists to be appreciated in a variety of interesting and unusual spaces alongside leading internationally renowned photographers in major institutions.

photomonth is committed to the creative development of photography. The exhibitions present work of the highest possible standard, giving exposure to photographers from the world over as well as those that are locally based or come from other parts of the UK. A programme of special events and projects creates interest and participation in photography and includes the photoblockphotobook fairphoto-openportfolio review, lectures, seminars, discussions, talks by artists, walks and workshops.

Galleries Venues are invited to participate in this event at some point during October/November 2016. Curators select their own photographers for exhibition or contact Alternative Arts for a list of suggestions that they may contact direct.

Photographers must contact galleries & venues directly to arrange for an exhibition, or create their own space for a show, or exhibit online. Finding a suitable new and interesting venue in East London is equally acceptable. For good examples search the listings  and

The photomonth brochure lists all participating galleries/venues giving details of each exhibition and featuring a location map. Brochures are widely distributed free of charge all over London and beyond to other cities across the world so that photomonth receives international recognition. Alternative Arts produces the brochure and provides information on photomonth to the Press and Public.

The photomonth website will carry all the latest festival information, features every exhibition and event plus updates, and is linked to photography festivals worldwide, reaching a global audience.

Submit entries for photomonth 2016 at by 15 July 2016.

photomonth is produced by alternative arts Montefiore Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HZ +44(0)20 8800 6665




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