Open Call for the Nonprofit World 2022

The Festival of Ethical Photography is pleased to present the twelfth edition of the Open Call for the Nonprofit World.

The Festival of Ethical Photography was born in 2010 with the intention of focusing on ethical content of great relevance, bringing the general public closer to social issues. We believe photography is, and has been, a vital tool in communicating the reality of social injustice around the world and we want to emphasize the relationship between ethics, communication and photography through an innovative and diverse festival.

Thanks to a rich program of exhibitions by international and award-winning photojournalists, there are meetings, workshops, portfolio reviews, video-projections, educational projects for students and numerous other events.

Other than the annual event taking place every fall, the organization of the Festival works daily to make sure that the photographers’ work is seen and their voices heard

Always at the side of the NGOs

Since its first year, the Festival of Ethical Photography has always given particular attention to the use of photography by those organisations that deal with social issues.

The section dedicated to the nonprofit world is a special exhibit area offthe Festival and it is reserved for the presentation of photographic works commissioned to photographers by non-profit organisations.


This category is open to NGOs, volunteer organizations, social cooperatives, foundations, associations for social development and support, public institutions, schools (all levels) and universities.

The reportage will only be considered if submitted by the nonprofit entity itself as the commissioner.

Submissions sent by photographers will not be taken into consideration.


  • Prints of the exhibit and setting up
  • Opportunity to organize promotional and advocacy activities during the Festival (in accordance with the Festival on the format and structure of such activities)
  • The selected organization/organizations can get international exposure through the Festival communication channels
  • Publication in the annual Festival catalogue for the 2022 edition;
  • The Festival commits to giving visibility to all the future projects and publications of the winning photographers within our communication channels;
  • All shortlisted photographers will be featured in the permanent online gallery on our site


July 22nd, 2022: NEW DEADLINE

July 28th, 2022: Official announcement of the finalists

August 30th, 2022: Official announcement of the selected NGOs/photographers


  • Reportages must consist of 20 images minimum and 30 images maximum;
  • The author/authours of the pictures can be professional and amateur photographers and the images can be shot anywhere in the world with no time limit;
  •  Every organization can present an unlimited number of photographic works;
  • The photographic work presented doesn’t necessarily have to be unpublished and the year of realization is not relevant.

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