The SIP – General Calls

The SIPThe SIP (The Shpilman Institute for Photography) is a research institute that aspires to facilitate, promote, initiate research, open debate and creative work in the field of photography and video. Our mission is to initiate and support innovative research and artistic production that advance the understanding of photography and related media.

We believe that The SIP’s mission is to further our knowledge of photography’s expressions, applications, and the ideologies and mechanisms that surround its practices. The research on photography that we initiate and support allows us not only to understand the world of photography but also to understand the world through photography, both within and beyond traditional social and cultural boundaries.  The SIP will allow varied audiences to participate, collaborate, interact, research, learn, exchange ideas, create, and think together on the meanings and functions of photography. The SIP was founded by Mr. Shalom Shpilman, a scholar, collector, and a supporter of the arts.

The SIP offers funding to writers, theorists, and researchers from various disciplines (be they academic faculty, independent scholars, graduate students, artists or research-oriented curators) doing research that will advance the methodologies, theories, and practices by which we can better comprehend the world of photography and the world perceived through photography. Researchers are invited to submit proposals for projects that focus on one or more of the themes and that fit within the support frameworks listed on The SIP website. Deadline: March 1st, 2011.