CALL FOR ARTISTS: Photographers and video makers are invited to submit photos, art videos, paintings, installations and performance art pieces for 3 months.

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/performances and pictures of artworks via e-mail to: info@unitedphotopress.net

UNITED PHOTO PRESS, in collaboration with International Albufeira Marina, is pleased to announce the open call for the international art festival RETROSPECTIVE OF 25 YEARS 1990 | 2015 and its section for guests.

The art festival will be organized in Albufeira Marina, at Algarve, Portugal starting from the opening day June 1, 2015, with a rich program of different events until August 31, 2015, Artists, photographers, video makers and performers, will have the amazing opportunity to show their works to a huge audience, during 3 summer months, one of the most important period for the whole art world in Europe.

UNITED PHOTO PRESS will be composed by collective and solo photographers and art house gallery exhibitions, and it will include the experimental program of exhibitions and art residencies from UNITED PHOTO PRESS & GUESTS. For the first time in Albufeira Marina we will give audience the possibility to see the works and at the same time have private meetings with artists, to meet them personally and share their art and experience inside and outside the commercial areas of the Albufeira Marina.

The festival will include 250 artists from UNITED PHOTO PRESS, photographs & painters, and guests in painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, with a strong program of video art screenings and premiers, talks, private meetings between artists and audience, live dj set, live experimental dance and art performances.

Starting from 1990, UNITED PHOTO PRESS with International partnerships all over the world have curated and organized more than 300 contemporary art events, with the participation of about 25.000 international artists from all-over the world (Japan, China, Czech Republic, Angola, Mozambique, India, UK, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, Greece, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Poland, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Israel, UAE, Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia, Iceland, Chile, Mexico etc…) with an average of 50 to 150 artworks exhibited in each show (with a maximum of 250 artists involved in the great Japan Art Festival during the UNITED PHOTO PRESS TOUR LIVE IN JAPAN IN JUNE & JULY 2014). UNITED PHOTO PRESS organization has international partnerships with art venues all over the world and collaborates with museums, galleries and institutions.

For photographers and painters of the UNITED PHOTO PRESS everything matters, nothing goes unnoticed, or negligible. Their incessant production of art only has the power to escape the common consensus. After many years of research and exhibitions about the evolution of the idea of identity, we ask artists to share their personal tales through their artworks; to create a link between their personal experience and the audience through the artworks exhibited; to share their private tales and the reason beneath their work with the public. The exhibition and the book "WORLD - Black & White + Painters 2014/15" reflect what the artist’s feel they need to see and not just what the receiver wants or want to see.

"Get your creative juices flowing, learn from peers and thought leaders, and improve as a photographer. Ignore the awesome prizes, this is about harnessing the spirit of collaboration to feed your passion and elevate your game!"

Artists interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists are free to take part in one or more of the programmed events.

It’s possible to organize dedicated exhibition and solo show in Albufeira Marina. Please send us a project proposal to receive a quotation.

To take part in the one or more events of UNITED PHOTO PRESS festival, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/performances, pictures of artworks via e-mail to: info@unitedphotopress.net

At the end of the whole exhibition cycle there will be the publication of a digital catalogue.

UNITED PHOTO PRESS was elected in 2010 partner of the United Nations for International Year of Biodiversity.