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Register for Local Testimony 2021

Photo: Isik Sonenshtain | Local Testimony 2020

Call for Entries, Local Testimony 2021

The registration for the 2021 contest has completed.
The contest has moved to the juries stage.

Photojournalists and photographic artists are invited to submit entries for the photographic exhibition Local Testimony 2021.

Please note, entries may be submitted only via the Local Testimony website, from July 8 through midnight on July 24.

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 2021:

  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 2020 and 2021, that fall in line with the contest’s categories.

    Creators of video works should register for the competition by July 24, 2021. The submission deadline is August 7, 2021. 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.

Registered photographers

New photographers

Local Testimony Team, 2021

Galia Gur Zeevphotographer, lecturer and curator of the Local Testimony 2021 exhibition

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

Sandy Teperson, production manager

Anat Kleiman, graphic designer


Reli Avrahami, photographer and lecturer

Yuval Bitton, chief curator, Ashdod Museum of Art

Dr. Noam Gal, curator and researcher, Art History Faculty, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Galia Gur Zeev, photographer, lecturer, and curator, Local Testimony 2021

Ilan Itzhayek, journalist and editor, Yedioth Ahronoth Group, and head of the journalism course at Sapir Academic College

Guy Raz, photography curator, MUZA – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

Anat Saragusti, journalist, photographer, documentary artist

Dr. Orly Shevi, lecturer in the Art History Faculty, Tel Aviv University and the Visual Culture Department, Bezalel Academy

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