27 May 2021

Photography contest UP21

Carousel UP21 - Open call



MUSEC – Museo delle Culture of Lugano in collaboration with 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery are thrilled to announce the third edition of the open call UNPUBLISHED PHOTO 2021 – UP21, aimed at young talents in contemporary photography.

The 2021 edition of UNPUBLISHED PHOTO is currently open for submissions and runs until 28 June 2021.

For more information and to submit your work please click here.

Since 2018, the project attracts young photographers under 36 from all over the world. As a promoter of the initiative, this year MUSEC is once again offering the finalists the opportunity to exhibit their work in a temporary exhibition – Unpublished Photo 2021 – set up in the Spazio Maraini at Villa Malpensata (Lugano, Switzerland) from September 23rd 2021 to February 27th 2022.

The UP21 Award will assign the first prizewinner a grant of CHF 5.000. Moreover, the De Pietri Artphilein Foundation – a non-profit organisation that supports culture and contemporary art with a variety of activities and initiatives, in particular highlighting the works of young artists – is a partner of the UP21 project and with Art Philein Editions will publish a limited edition artist’s book dedicated to the work of one of the finalist photographers.

A specially constituted Selection Committee made up of leading figures from the world of art and photography will select four finalists from the international photography scene.