Open Call

The Photographer Incubator Project

Main Mentors
Alfred KO (HK)
LAU Ching Ping (HK)
Wing SHYA (HK)
Guest Mentors
Steve HUI (Musician, HK)
IIZAWA Kotaro (Photography critic, JP)
LAU Yee Ching (Poet, HK)
LEE Ka Sing (Visual practitioner, Canada)
ONISHI Hiroshi (Founder of Case Publishing, JP)
WANG Yujun (Musician, vocalist of Wang Yujun & Times, TW)
Application Deadline
5 Aug 2019


Initiated by the Hong Kong International Photo Festival, the Photographer Incubator Project aims to foster new creative forces in the photographic circle by nurturing emerging photographers.


The Photographer Incubator Project is structured as a mentorship programme and is limited to 15 places. Participants will be recruited via an Open Call. Each selected participant will work under the tutelage of a veteran photographer, developing one’s personal vision, style and craft, and exploring concepts of the photographic practice. They will also engage with artists from different cultures and disciplines.


A variety of creative and production resources will be provided for participants, including artistic guidance, production guidelines, venue support and publicity assistance.


The four main mentors are senior HKIPF members or advisers – they will work closely with participants through meetings, discussions, and exchanges. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on and debate their artistic practice from a critical point of view, while also receiving creative guidance and exhibition production support from their mentors.


The Project will also include a series of activities led by guest mentors: exchanges (such as workshops and portfolio reviews) with these local and overseas artists will further broaden participants’ artistic experience and their understanding of the diversity of art practices, stimulating different perceptions and conceptions of images, and inspiring participants to be more experimental in their work.

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