Whe­ther on pos­ters of tra­vel agen­cies, in high street shop win­dows or in uni lec­tures: images of the for­eign, the ‘Other’ – often depic­ting peo­p­les and cul­tures from the Glo­bal South — are all around us. Howe­ver, if  you look clo­sely enough, the bor­ders bet­ween one’s ‘own’ and alle­gedly ‘dif­fe­rent’ cul­tures, bet­ween ‚self‘ and ‚other‘ actually aren’t that clear. In fact they are blur­red, hardly dis­tin­gu­is­hable. People emi­grate, immi­grate, inte­grate, and they always have. But they also iso­late and segre­gate. Images, whe­ther in the news or in our heads, define what is dif­fe­rent, what is ‘Other’, and at the same time define the ‘Self’. Where are these images visi­ble in Hei­del­berg? And what role do they play here today?

The photo com­pe­ti­tion “¿fremd_bilder?” is your chance to share your own per­spec­tive on this issue! Five jud­ges from Heidelberg’s arts, aca­de­mic, and poli­ti­cal com­mu­nities will select the best sub­mis­si­ons to be part of an exhi­bi­tion. Pri­zes of up to 150 € will be awar­ded to the three best images. The exhi­bi­tion opening will take place in the brei­den­bach stu­dios, where the three win­ners will be elec­ted and we’ll show­case a selec­tion of the best images. The exhi­bi­tion its­elf pro­vi­des a space to sub­sti­tute a sin­gle image of what Hei­del­berg is, with the city’s mul­ti­co­lou­red sides. What is part of Hei­del­berg but never gets shown? What are the cul­tures that belong to Hei­del­berg that are never portrayed?

Cap­ture these dimen­si­ons in Heidelberg’s fami­liar and not so fami­liar sur­roun­dings. Anything goes! You can use up to half an A4 page to explain your picture.

Sub­mis­sion dead­line: 17th Novem­ber 2013 (!dead­line exten­ded!)
to: kontakt@schwarzweiss-hd.de
For­mat: jpeg, Auf­lö­sung: 200–300 dpi, Bild­for­mat: max. 20×30 cm

Please give the fol­lo­wing infor­ma­tion in your email: 1. name, age, address; 2. title or short descrip­tion of your photo; 3. where and when the photo was taken.

Or in per­son to:
schwarz­weiss e.V.
c/o Bene­dict Mette
Frie­dens­str. 42
69121 Heidelberg