Now open for submissions!

Deadline: April 10, 2019 - 11:59 pm UTC+1 Amsterdam


FRESH EYES celebrates the best photography talent in Europe. It is a book presenting the 100 greatest emerging photographers the continent has to offer. The first edition, FRESH EYES 2019, will be launched in June. Powered by GUP Magazine, FRESH EYES brings talent to the attention of galleries, museums, commercial and photography agencies, media companies and institutions that work with imagery.  

GUP Magazine 

GUP Magazine (Guide to Unique Photography) is an international publication on photography, connecting its communities with the sharpest conceptual photography, the latest photo books and events, and compelling writings about the contemporary world of photography. GUP has focused on the most exciting developments and emerging talents in photography since 2005.

What we offer you

  • A spot (4 pages) in FRESH EYES, an internationally distributed book powered by GUP magazine;

  • 3 Copies of the book;

  • A book mailing to many relevant people and organisations in the photo world, from art galleries, curators, magazines and newspapers to the best creative and photo agencies;

  • Promotion through FRESH EYES platforms (website and social media);

  • A place in the GUP network, which includes platforms such as GUP Online, Kahmann Gallery, Haute Photographie and New Dawn;

  • Having your work seen by the jury of FRESH EYES, consisting of respected professionals in the photo industry. 

Book launch

The book launch will happen during two moments:

1. Photo Basel, 11-16 June 2019 in Basel, Switzerland. FRESH EYES will have its own booth;

2. Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, 2 July 2019. For the special occasion of the 50th anniversary of Les Rencontre de la Photographie de Arles, GUP Magazine is organising a special event in collaboration with Voies Off. During the party, the FRESH EYES talents are presented and celebrated.

For more information on this check the Events page.

Possibilities for you

  • The possibility to be selected for the GUP EDITORIAL AWARD and have your work published by GUP Magazine;

  • The possibility to be selected as Haute Talent for HAUTE PHOTOGRAPHIE 2020. These Talents will see their work produced and exhibited during one of the most interesting photography events of the year;

  • The possibility to take over NEW DAWN Instagram Account.

How it works

All emerging photographers born or based anywhere in Europe are welcome to apply. After the deadline a jury of specialists consisting of GUP editors, gallerists and photographers will go through all applications and select the 100 best. If you are amongst the selected 100 photographers to be featured as a FRESH talent, we will grant you 4 pages in the book. However, publishing a book isn’t free. We therefore have to ask you to contribute to the costs. The rate for every selected participant is 300 euro (excl. VAT).

Please note: applying is free! We will only ask you to pay once you are selected.

In exchange for your contribution, you will get a spot in the book, receive 3 copies, and the promise that copies will be sent to a large number of important people in the photography scene. You will be presented as a young talent by GUP Magazine anywhere from internationally renowned museums to art galleries, curators, magazines and newspapers, photo agencies and other influential organisations.

Why apply?

We know how difficult it can be for a beginning photographer to make it. The gap between the art academy and the real world can be wide. The competition is strong. FRESH EYES is here to make sure you are noticed. 

Terms & conditions

By agreeing to the terms and conditions for the FRESH EYES 2019 call you acknowledge that: 

  • You are an emerging photographer either born or based in Europe;        

  • You graduated in 2015 or after, or have been working as an autodidact photographer for no more than 3 years;

  • You are the author of the material submitted;

  • You will pay the entry fee of €300 excl. VAT in case of selection.

In case of selection you agree FRESH EYES and GUP Magazine have the right to use your work for promotional and editorial purposes. Any images used will include credits. Usage includes all media worldwide. 

Submission requirements

  • A low-res portfolio of 15 images;

  • A brief description / artist statement;

  • Personal info required in the application form.

Submitting images

  • Images must be in low resolution: 72dpi;

  • Images must be in .jpg format;

  • Every image must be named in the following way: name_surname_number (ex. Maria_Lopez_1, Maria_Lopez_2, Maria_Lopez_3, etc…)

  • Submissions with less than 10 images will not be considered.