Call for entries 

The year of 2019 greets the 180th anniversary of the invention of photography, and the 15th anniversary of the Lishui Photography Festival. Under the theme of “Embarking a New Journey”, the 2019’ event is inviting photographers across the world to Lishui for another visit, and a new journey for your artistic pursuit.

The exhibition encourages retrospect into history with the old techniques developed in the past 180 years, to demonstrate individual’s destiny, development in people’s awareness and photography itself in the tremendously changing epoch. With photography, you may depict the social development and reform, the people’s appeal and the footprint of our time. Also, the exhibition encourages the application of new technology, new media and new material, by thinking and expressing in the new mind space and contemporary context shaped by the approaching 5G era.

1. Curators, photographers, art institutions, academies and art groups both at home and abroad may apply for exhibition.

2. The works applied for exhibition must be the works to be exhibited.

3. Application forms are provided in different categories, for photographers, curators and art institutions respectively. All information in the form shall be filled in accurately and completement. Art academies and groups shall download the Application Form for Art Institutions.

4. Deadline for entries: Sept. 25th, 2019. Installation time: Nov 1st—7th, 2019. Exhibition time: Nov. 8th—12th, 2019 (Part of exhibition lasts only 1 month).

5.  Photographs should be saved as JPGs, sized a minimum of 800 pixels on the longest side but up to 1024 pixels is even better.


 How to apply 

Application form can be downloaded from the “Join in” column on the home page of the official website of the 2019’ Photography Festival: The completed application form with all relevant information must be sent to: before the designated deadline. Together with the application form, please send the electronic documents of your exhibits in package. No registration fee or site fee will be charged.


Suggested file naming conventions:

1. Photographer: Country + Region + Exhibition Name + Artist’s Name + Contact Information

2. Curator: Country + Region + Exhibition Name + Curator’s Name + Contact Information

3. Art Institution: Country + Region + Institution’s Name + Contact Person + Contact Information



1. Applicants shall independently produce and install the exhibits.

2. Applicants shall keep the Organizing Committee informed of possible absence for any special reasons after registration.


 Contact us 

Photography Museum of Lishui, China

No. 583 Kuocang Road, Lishui City

T+ 0578-2113393 2112913

F+ 0578-2113393



 Exhibition sites 

丽水美术馆 Lishui Art Museum

丽水市博物馆 Lishui Municiple Museum

丽水摄影博物馆 Photography Museum of Lishui

万象摄影坊 Wanxiang Photography Base

处州府城 ChuZhouFu

七条小巷 Ancient Alley

大学生创业园 College Student Pioneer Park

叁拾伍艺舍 HOTEL 35

Application Form of Lishui Photography Festival(Arts Group).doc

Application Form of Lishui Photography Festival(Curator).doc

Application Form of Lishui Photography Festival(Personal).doc