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Parallel Traces

A new lens on Jewish Heritage

Concours | Film & photographie


Take part to the pan-European open call for digital photographers and audiovisual creators!
5.000€ will be awarded to the authors of the most striking artworks, and up to 20 creations will be exhibited all over Europe: don’t miss your chance, submit your entry before June 26th!

The contest focuses on visual representations from an out of ordinary point of view of whatever remains of Jewish Heritage in the urban tissue of the participating cities: Girona, Wroclaw, Tbilisi, Sighet and Belgrade.

The proposal for the artist is to capture the essence of the contemporary traces left by Jewish citizens in the selected participant countries.
The Parallel Traces competition focuses on architecture and urbanism, regarding the Jewish Heritage in order:

  • To generate a contemporary artwork in digital format
  • To showcase common elements that bring closer together citizens with Jewish and non-Jewish descent and culture
  • To show that Jewish culture is part of our common home Europe and the traces belonging to a Jewish past are still alive in our everyday way of living
  • To better understand the past

Share your artwork with us and bring light to the traces of Jewish Heritage!



Your artwork must be be related to Jewish Heritage in one of the partner cities (Girona, Wroclaw, Tbilisi, Sighet and Belgrade) and has to be submitted under one of the following categories:

  • From Now: Presence at Present

In this category participants will focus in discovering whatever remains of Jewish Heritage in the urban tissue. The keys to this discovery are in the cities themselves. Finding them is just an exercise of running into them. An arch inviting you to go through it, a door, an inscription on a wall, a bridge, all of them are elements, which configure a district, a neighbourhood, a historic center. They have remained there for centuries as a part of the daily life and being used for the same purposes for which they were built. Arches that open, bridges that communicate, doors and shops that appeal to you. They were used and still are by the citizens.

  • From the past: Pictures with History

Artworks in this category may be joined by written texts as a complement. Text and the digital photographs or the audiovisual work must form a single coherent body of work. Inspiration may be sought from old photographs, from written testimonies or from any other source that allows comparing the past with the present.

Download the full guidelines for details!



European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ)


Délai de candidature:
Bénéficiaire: Individuel
Résident / nationalité du bénéficiaire: EU