Pakistan Photo Festival



Documentary Photography (This includes strong evidence base stories through photographs)

Photo-Journalism (This includes work from Photo Journalists associated with established media houses and having published their work in Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs etc)

Single Photo Narrative (Any single photographic image with strong story in it)

THEME: Open to all themes with strong story in it. 


All submission forms must be completed and written in English

All submissions will receive an email response by 30th August 2016

There is no submission fee.

Open to photographers of all ages and nationalities.

The photographer(s) must be the author(s) of the pictures submitted in his/her/their name.

The photographer(s), or the agent or representative entering on their behalf, must be the copyright holder(s) or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the pictures.

Pictures can be submitted whether or not they have been published.

Only single exposure and single frame pictures will be accepted.

The following are not accepted:

Multiple exposures, polyptychs (diptychs, triptychs, and so forth)

Stitched panoramas, either produced in-camera or with image editing software.

The content of a picture can not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame. There are two exceptions:

(i) Cropping that removes extraneous details is permitted;
(ii) Sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives can be removed.

Adjustments of color or conversion to grayscale that do not alter content are permitted, with two exceptions:

(i) Changes in color may not result in significant changes in hue, to such an extent that the processed colors diverge from the original colors.

(ii) Changes in density, contrast, color and/or saturation levels that alter content by obscuring or eliminating backgrounds, and/or objects or people in the background of the picture, are not permitted

(A1) Copyright holders retain copyright of their work. For all pictures, copyright holders grant the Pakistan Photo Festival unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution pictures for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the yearbook, the public archive, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the Pakistan Photo Festival, without any remuneration being due.

The copyright holders represent and warrant that submission of the pictures does not breach any law, and further that no third party can hold any claims or any objections regarding the rights granted to the Pakistan Photo Festival specified in articles A1. The copyright holders will hold the Pakistan Photo Festival harmless of any claims from third parties related hereto.


Submission Format:

You have to upload Low-resolution images in the online Application form.

If you are selected, you will be given instructions on how to upload your high-resolution photographs for the festival Exhibition.

Minimum of 5 and maximum 12 images per body of work submitted in the category of Documentary Photography

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Pakistan Photo Festival is the 1st international photography festival showcasing work of regional, national and international photographers, in Pakistan. Pakistan photo festival is a unique festival, which will call for the photography with narratives and stories of the globe. The idea is to introduce and cherish a unique form of Photography and to expose the various narratives on social, cultural, ethnic perspectives and distinct issues of human rights struggles and challenges.