Photo: Ziv Koren, Polaris Images | Local Testimony 2018

Call for Entries, Local Testimony 2019 

Photojournalists and photographic artists are invited to submit entries for the photographic exhibition Local Testimony 2019.
The exhibition will open on December 19, 2019 and run through to February 8, 2020 at Muza — Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.


Entries may be submitted only via the Local Testimony website, from August 15 through midnight on August 31.

The competition is open to photo-journalists, documentary photographers, and professional artists, who are holders of press cards or whose work has been published in print and/or online media during the last year. Artists who have exhibited their work in solo or group exhibitions in contemporary art museums or galleries during the last four years are also invited to participate.

For further information, please read the instruction guide.

The categories of Local Testimony 2019:

  1. News – Major current events covered in the main media channels.

  2. Religion and Faith – faiths, customs, rituals and ceremonies.

  3. Society and Community – ways of life and struggles of diverse communities living in the local reality.

  4. Urbanism and Culture – art, design, architecture and street photography

  5. Sports – professional, competitive and amateur sports – athletes and their fans

  6. Nature and the Environment – photographs of nature, flora and fauna, alongside issues that relate to ecology and preservation of the environment.

  7. Long Exposure – a photo-narrative which has had time and documentary depth dedicated to it, creating an individual, expressive visual language. A series in this category should include 15 photographs. This category is only open to photographers with press cards or artist photographers.

  8. Video – short video clips produced between 2018 and 2019, that fall in line with the contest’s categories, which will be selected by the curator. 

    Creators of video works should register for the competition by August 31, 2019. The submission deadline is September 15, 2019. Works should be uploaded via sites for transferring large files or by emailing a link to .
    Works should be no longer than 10 minutes and the file size should not exceed 200MB. Please make sure to use your name in Latin characters as the filename.




Local Testimony Team, 2019

Dana Wohlfeiler-Lalkin, director
Vardi Kahana, photographer and curator
Ami Steinitz, curator

Sandy Teperson, production manager
Anat Kleiman, graphic designer
Curator: Eldad Rafaeli, photographer, artist, and curator

Registered photographers

New photographers


photographer, artist, and curator
principal editor of Yediot Aharonot’s Xnet website
documentary film-maker and director
photographer, artist, and lecturer
curator and lecturer
photographer and photography curator of Muza
photo-journalist and director
photographer and documentary film director
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