FUTURES is a Europe-based photography platform bringing together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists across the world. Since 2017, it aims to add long term value in empowering early and mid-career photographers – launching initiatives to promote their work and granting them access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences.
Who we are
FUTURES seeks to encourage new and adventurous ways of enhancing the vital relationship between artists and the industry by creating an ecosystem that allows and stimulates cross-pollination, whilst simultaneously becoming the go-to source for emerging photography worldwide. FUTURES has grown from 13 to 19 members, covering the full scope of the European contemporary photography landscape. The platform currently draws from and collaborates with a consortium of the following art institutions across Europe to amplify emerging talents in photography: CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (IT), Centre Photographique Rouen Normandie (FR), Copenhagen Photo Festival (DK), Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE), Der Greif (DE), FOMU (BE), FOTODOK (NL), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), Fotogalleriet (NO), Fotograf Magazine (CZ), Fotografska Udruga Organ Vida (HR), ISSP (LV), PhotoEspaña (ES), PhotoIreland (IE), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Plataforma de Fotografia Ci.Clo (PT), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Void (GR) and our research member, Eurokleis s.r.l. (IT)
How it works
Every year, the Futures members nominate a group of artists to join the platform. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences. The platform aims to stimulate the photographic economy from the bottom up by expanding the market. Being selected within Futures is a proof of quality of the artists and increases their commercial opportunities.
What we do
Futures organizes a series of events across Europe within each of its member countries, online activities to professional and artistic development, and collaboration between art professional and our talents. Every year, they are all brought together at the Futures main event in the second semester. In this annual event, Futures offers workshops, portfolio reviews, coaching sessions, exhibitions and more.