FOTODOK International Take Off #2

Photograph from Ragna Arndt-Maric of the series ”Fall, Rising”
Photograph from Ragna Arndt-Maric of the series Fall, Rising

Blurring the Lines is an international exchange program for recent photography graduates. The project was founded in 2016 by Klaus Fruchtnis, Chair of Photography department, and Steve Bisson, and led by Paris College of Art, with partners Urbanautica, FOTODOK and the European Cultural Center.

It selects more than 60 artists yearly to take part in this FOTODOK Take Off. Out of those 60, 30 finalists are selected who will be featured in a catalog and the 3 winners will be exhibited in a group show at Paris College of Art during “Paris Photo”.
Blurring the Lines also fosters the development of an international photographic network, and is a strong starting point for inter-academic dialogue to emerge.

For the Blurring the Lines 2020 Open Call, 151 photography graduates from 38 different academies worldwide submitted their projects. The Open Call asked for photography projects that addressed contemporary social issues under the theme of “Commitment.”
62 projects were selected in total including 33 finalists and 3 winners. They were chosen by the selection committee comprising of Lisanne van Happen (FOTODOK), Steve Bisson (Urbanautica), and John Fleetwood (Photo:).

During Take Off #2, 42 photographers will present their graduation projects online to a vast array of experts from the field of photography. Every artist will give a short presentation of approximately 3 minutes.

Take Off #2 will take place on January 27, 2021 at 1 PM, Amsterdam time (UTC+1).

Everyone is cordially invited to register and be at the forefront of learning about the latest projects from promising artists!

If you want to attend, please send an email to with your name, a brief description of why you are interested in participating, and what you do in your professional life.
We will send you more information and a Zoom Link.