Open call – Blurring the lines 2020

Open call – Blurring the lines 2020

For the fifth edition of Blurring the Lines, promoted by Paris College of Art and Chair of Photography, Klaus Fruchtnis, curators Steve Bisson and Lisanne van Happen, welcome photography curator, educator, and director of Photo:, John Fleetwood to the team of 2020.

The call aims to involve a network of international academies and institutes of art in enhancing and rewarding graduate thesis works all over the world. Blurring the Lines started in 2016 has received more than 250 project proposals from 19 institutions across the world; and successfully managed to show the selected works at fotofever and Espace F15 in Paris, at HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht, the Netherlands and at the Palazzo Mora at the Venice Biennale in 2019.

The 2020 program strengthens the involvement of partners such as FOTODOK (international space for documentary photography based in Utrecht, the Netherlands) Urbanautica (Institute of studies on visual anthropology and cultural landscapes, based in Italy), the European Cultural Center (a platform for reflection, research and interdisciplinary encounters across the fields of visual art, based in Italy) in promoting the selected works; as well as FujiFilm Italy, and Faservice.

More information about the project, participating schools, the publication, exhibitions, and educational program can be found on the website:


Blurring the Lines aims to select and exhibit projects that communicate the expansion of modes of representation through photography. The theme for the 2020 call is “Commitment” as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc., or an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. The question of photography’s commitment to real-world issues and its relationship provides significant directives for promoting a social engagement from photographers, which is changing the photographic tool.


The call is open to graduating students and recent graduates who aspire to divulge their thesis research work, to get international recognition, and contribute to an academic dialogue among the participating schools.

We ask to photography program directors and professors that want to be involved in “Blurring the Lines 2020” edition to make the first selection and send a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 projects per institution.

Each institution nominates the participants and sends the student’s name, last name and email contacts to; a login will be sent to the students to upload directly their proposal on the platform before Friday, June 5, 2020, 6:00 pm (Paris time).

* Esta convocatoria no es organizada por la Facultad de Artes y Humanidades de la Universidad de los Andes y se publica en el sitio web para su difusión. Para mayor información contacte a los encargados de la convocatoria.