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The Photographers’ Gallery invites proposals for an artist or collective to develop research and create a new digital commission to be presented online and at the Gallery in February 2025

Open call

This free open call is for artists or collectives to undertake or extend research around generative AI, self-made tools or similar advanced technology. The research will in turn form a new commission to feature on Unthinking Photography and at The Photographers’ Gallery.

The opportunity is open to artists and collectives working with photography, digital and moving image practices. The selected artist/collective will receive a £4,000 fee and £5,000 production costs. Applicants can be based in the UK and internationally.

Proposals should consider:

  • how the proposed project can be contextualised historically, in relation to photography, wider visual imagery and knowledge production
  • how the practices and processes used within the proposed project might be preserved

The commission might address ideas (but not exclusively) such as:

  • The networked image
  • Corporate imperialism
  • Synthetic images, as including of generative AI and a part of computational photographic practices
  • The ecological effects of large language models and image generation
  • Alternative and DIY approaches
  • Images as coded data
  • Ecological approaches
  • Human in the loop
  • Materiality of servers and servers as archive
  • Regulatory frameworks for synthetic images

For more information, visit The Photographers’ Gallery