2016 Dunhuang International Photo Festival (Dunhuang Photo) is a part of Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Culture Expo, and will be held from September 18th to September 30th, 2016 in the Dunhuang Art Museum. It is dedicated to the promotion of the national and international Photographers and photo artists of the countries along “One Road and One Belt” routes. There is two main categories of the festival: ① International Contemporary Photography, ② Early Photography Review and Collection.

Theme:
① International Contemporary Photography: “Humans And Nature Relationships” or “Humanity And Society”

Theme Interpretation:

The world economic integration is accelerating and regional cooperation is on the upswing. With the rapid growth of world population, the demand for farmland has increased, due to many farms being converted to be used as non-agricultural land. This has resulted in a sharp reduction in farmland areas, the continuous degradation in its quality and serious damage to the natural ecological environment. The Dunhuang Photo is looking for images that depict issues related to this, such as global warming, the greenhouse effect, consumption patterns, human migration, or portrays a diversity of manifestations of the interaction between humankind and its natural environment. etc.

portrays a diversity of manifestations of the interaction between humankind and its natural environment such as human cultures, regions, beliefs, practices, values, ideas, technologies, economies and other domains of social and cognitive organization. This field is based primarily on cultural understanding gained through first hand experience, or participant observation within living populations of humans.

② Early Photography Review and Collection:
There are a series of antique photographs of countries along ancient Silk Road form 1860 to 1920, such as China, Arab, Turks, Indians, Persians, Somalis, Greeks, Syrians, Romans, Armenians, and Bactrian, and from the 5th to the 8th century the Sogdiana.

General information:
OPEN CALL for submissions for artist (independence), art group, or art organizationand.

Final Deadline (postmarked): Feb 01, 2011.
There is no fee to enter/no submission fee.
Submission materials will not be returned
We only accept E-mail submissions (We do not accept CD-ROM submissions, or postal mail).
Each entry must be clearly labeled with: artist/photographer or collector’s name, numbers and contact information.
All applicants will be notified by email in March 01, 2011.
Do not submit compilations and /or other projects not intended for this Call.
You must contact us immediately if you desire to remove your work from our consideration.
You will be notified by e-mail between March 01 and March 15, 2011 if your work has been selected.
If selected, your original works must be sent to our Festival Office prepaid to arrive by April 15, 2011.
The return of these works (including shipping costs) within 80 days after the festival will be covered by the festival.
The final festival exhibition will consist of work from 30 artists/photographers or collector and within 120 works.