Fotograf Festival Open Call

Fotograf Festival is for the first time offering up to six artists from the public to exhibit their works as part of the festival program. Become a part of the exhibition program of Fotograf Festival – an annual event presenting renowned contemporary artists.

This year, Fotograf Festival, subtitled Hypertension23, aims to find a new identity of the human being abstracted by digital space. We want to contemplate how technologies form and change us, how they teach us to reconsider our understanding of the self and humanity. The theme of our call are AI-generated photographs, a fascinating field which interlinks art and technology. We are also looking for photographs or a series of photographs which are inspired by this year’s Fotograf Festival theme.

As a participant of the Open Call, you have the opportunity to present photographs created with the creative process of artificial intelligence. The generated pictures will be a part of a group exhibition seen by hundreds of passersby in the underpass of the metro B station at Wenceslas Square. The audience will have an opportunity to see photographs generated by artificial intelligence not only as an exploration of new creative possibilities, but also as an opportunity to critically reflect how this technology is forming our society and the creative expression of individuals. Your participation in this exhibition can be a step towards the opening of a discussion of these important questions.

Four to six selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their works as part of the Fotograf Festival exhibition Silent Echoes & Subtle Visions showcases in the underpass of metro B station Můstek in Prague for two months.



  • Application submission deadline: 16. 11. 2023.
  • Open Call results announcement: 20. 11. 2023.
  • Exhibition opening: 7. 12. 2023.
  • Exhibition duration: 8. 12. 2023 – 11. 2. 2024.


Conditions for inclusion in the Open Call

  • Generate four original photographs or a series of photographs which have any relation to this year’s Fotograf Festival theme. You may send a series or individual works.
  • A short description of your works or a description of the concept.
  • A personal CV and brief BIO.
  • Send the applications to: Svetlana.malinova@fotografnet.cz and use the subject “OPEN_CALL_MUSTEK” (photographs as .jpeg files, descriptions in .pdf format) by 16. 11. 2023.
  • The participation fee for submitting two photographs is 35 EUR (850 CZK).
  • Send the fee with the “OPEN_CALL_MUSTEK” description (Applications unaccompanied by the payment of the fee by 16. 11. 2023 will not be accepted).
  • Account number: 2800358798/2010, IBAN: CZ8420100000002800358798, BIC code/SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX.


We are looking forward to seeing your applications!


The works will be selected by an expert committee of the Fotograf organizational team

Markéta Kinterová
She graduated from photography at Pavel Baňka’s atelier from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design (UJEP) in Ústí nad Labem. She is the editor-in-chief of Fotograf Magazine and the creative director of the eponymous Prague festival and Fotograf Gallery. Since 2016, she has led the atelier of documentary photography at FAMU. She has exhibited many times solo and in collaborations.

Světlana Malinová
She graduated from the Faculty of Photography at FAMU (2018–2020). She is currently finishing her MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague at the Intermédia III atelier (2021). As part of her studies, she undertook a residency abroad at the Lodz Film School (2019) and the Musrara School of Art in Jerusalem (2020). Since 2020, she has been part of the curatorial collective of the City Surfer Office gallery in Prague. Since 2022, she is also the creative director of Prague’s Fotograf Festival and also works as a freelance curator.

Anežka Kořínková
Anežka Kořínková is an independent curator of contemporary art and works in culture. She has long worked as an organizer and creator of the cultural program with an emphasis on visual art. She is a part of the curatorial team of Prague’s Galerie 35m2 and the editorial board of Fotograf Magazine. In the past, she worked at the Pragovka Gallery, and currently works at the Flash Art CZ/SK magazine, where she regularly contributes, and at the Museum of Art and Design in Benešov as Vice-Director and collections manager. She is a longstanding collaborator with the UMA Audioguide platform, contributing as an editor and podcast creator.

About Festival

The Fotograf Festival explores intersections in photography and contemporary art – just like its partner projects – Fotograf Gallery and Fotograf Magazine. Festival is held in Autumn months and it presents current topic through solo as well as group exhibitions prepared in cooperation with invited domestic or foreign curators in various Prague galleries and institutions. A series of discussions, atist talks, site-specific events, public space exhibitions, projections and guided/commented tours accompany that exhibition program. Fotograf Festival is the only thematic- and curator-conceived photography festival in the Czech Republic. Its aim is to promote the photographic medium and its broader integration into contemporary art and into the conscience of the general public.

The discussions, at which invited experts debate each other on the current festival theme in the context of visual art, are meant not only for the expert public, but for the lay public as well. Fotograf Festival looks to build a tradition and a new platform for a photography festival that places Prague among other important centers for photography and the visual arts in Europe.  It strives to share contemporary photographic art and the creation of a thematically-focused space where the general public and experts from around the world can meet.



Fotograf Festival is organised by
Fotograf 07 z.s.
Jungmannova 7
Praha 1, 110 00
+420 605 553 432



Team Team Fotograf Festival #13

Světlana Malinová
Creative director

Monika Čejková
Author of the concept & curator of the exhibition in Trade Fair Palace

Tina Poliačková
Curator of the exhibition in the Fotograf Gallery

Pavel Matěj
Manager of the Festival

Jan Hladonik

Graphic Design
Anymade Studio

Karina Golisová

Tereza Vacková
Socials & Media Relations

Viktorie Vítů
Accompanying Program

Markéta Kinterová
editor-in-chief Fotograf Magazine

Barbora Čápová
Production, advertisement Fotograf Magazine

Marie Rozmánková
Finance and Administration

Aleš Loziak


In Cooperation


Fotograf Festival is organized by Fotograf 07 z.s. under the auspices of the City of Prague, the Municipal District of Prague 1, Prague 7 and with the financial support of the Prague City Hall in the amount of CZK 300.000 the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the State Culture Fund of the Czech Republic. With support of the Government of Flanders.