Editions

Edition 2020
Blurring the Lines is happy to announce the winners and finalists of the 2020 edition selected by curators Steve Bisson, Lisanne van Happen, and John Fleetwood. For the fifth edition, we have received 151 very high-quality projects coming from 38 participating photography schools worldwide. For this edition, the curators selected 33 finalists and 3 winners.

The 2020 call theme 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, changing the photographic tool. 

The three winners Ragna Arndt-Maric, Riti Sengupta, and Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo, will be exhibited at Espace F15 in Paris next November. 

A special mention to the finalists Silvy CrespoZoë SluijsRomain RoucoulesLucas PandolfoMarco LoiHrafn JónssonTerna Teejay JogoJosephina van de WaterMax ArensLisbeth LuftDaan RusscherEvgeniia KoreshilovaMarina IstominaMaxim ZmeyevNatalia DavtyanLeif HoullevigueKincső BedeJuliette AlhéritièreMarthe BuerAlexandra MaldonadoWeronika PerłowskaPaolo García NigrinisBianca SalvoEréndira Gómez EspinosaGabriela Elena SuárezAlejandra EdwardsKaterina VoegtleTolga AkbaşSivaSai JeevananthamOğulcan ArslanMuhammad Nurhakim NgatiminNadia Adler and Thero Makepe, their work will be published in the catalog. 

This project is made possible by the kind support of FOTODOKUrbanautica InstituteEuropean Cultural CentreFaservice, and Paris College of Art.

Edition 2019
The organisation of Blurring the Lines is happy to announce the winners and finalists of the 2019 edition selected by curators Steve Bisson and Lisanne van Happen. We have received 66 very high-quality projects coming from 19 participating photography schools worldwide. For this edition, the curators selected 22 finalists and 3 winners.

The aim of this call was to select, exhibit, and publish projects that are a representation of the rapidly changing field of photography. And, at the same time show us why photography is an important medium in creating new perspectives on the world we live in and difficult issues we have to deal with. The curators were very impressed by the high quality of the projects this year and made a selection of projects that deserve a broader audience.  

The three winners Roberto Vito D’Amico , Irene Diane Antonia Reece and Viktor Naumovski, and the finalists Petri Juntunen, Jessica Bizzoni, Fleur Jakobs, Isa De Jong, Efrat Jacobovich, Arthur Lehmann, Dalia Hussein, Giselle Hinterholz, Gabi Campos, Raquel Santos, Roberta Capaldi, Hjordis Eythorsdottir, Alexey Vasiliev, Elena Ovchinnikova, Ilka Pappenscheller, Merve Terzi, Julia Gat, Sofiya Pankevich, Frédérique Scholtes, Jonna Bruinsma, Boris Lutters, and Tibor Dieters, will be exhibited at Espace F15 in Paris next November. 

This project is made possible by the kind support of FOTODOK, Urbanautica Institute, the European Cultural Centre, Faservice and Fujifilm.

Edition 2018
The 2018 edition of Blurring the lines was curated by Steve Bisson & Lisanne van Happen.

For this edition, the program foresaw the involvement as partners such as FOTODOK (an international space for documentary photography), Urbanautica (Institute of studies on visual anthropology and cultural landscapes), Fotofever (the first art fair dedicated to discovering and collecting contemporary photography in Paris), Faservice and Fujifilm.

The competition saw the participation of 17 Photography schools worldwide, amounting to 72 projects of outstanding quality. The curators, impressed by the works submitted, made a selection of images which were exhibited at Fotofever and at Espace 15 during Paris Photo, and also published in a book to reach a broader public. The four winners, Anastasia Mityukova, Carson Gilliland, Elena Aya Bundurakis and Karl Ketamo, were exhibited at Fotofever.

Edition 2017
The 2017 edition of Blurring the lines was curated by Steve Bisson & Rodrigo Orrantia.

For the second edition, we received 61 submissions coming from 9 participating schools, Paris College of Art (Paris), London College of Fashion (London), University of Applied Sciences Europe (Berlin), Ljósmyndaskólinn – School of Photography (Reykjavík), Escola de Tecnologias Inovação e Criação (Lisbon), Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (São Paulo), Istituto Europeo di Design (São Paulo), Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam) and The Royal Academy of Art (The Hague).

Edition 2016
The 2016 edition of Blurring the lines was curated by Steve Bisson & François Ronsiaux.

For the first edition, we received 61 submissions coming from 3 participating schools, Paris College of Art (Paris), London College of Fashion (London), and the University of Applied Sciences Europe (Berlin). We invited four French photographers to participate in this visual conversation with the students, Dominique ClercVincent DebannePierre Folk and Patrick Rimond.