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MEET is an experimental initiative that aims to connect artists and cultural professionals using technology to identify shared interests. Under the umbrella of the Asia Photography Project, a Swiss non-profit association, this platform is both addressed to non‐commercial and commercial actors in the field of photography. It is for photographers of all career stages that are looking to present their work and seek mentorship, support and collaboration from experts from fields such as museums, festivals, publishing, galleries, agencies or media. It is for cultural workers, curators, editors, gallerists and publishers to discover new work and practitioners with similar interests and objectives from a range of career stages and geographies.


MEET expects participants to show creativity, professionalism and originality in the projects they submit. 


This agreement should be read in its entirety before you continue to your submission or upload any image. By submitting to the Open Call, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree, you may choose to not continue your submission.




The submission deadline for MEET Open Call is October 18, 2020, 11.59 p.m. CEST Swiss time. The deadline may be extended at MEET's sole discretion. No exception will be made with projects submitted out of limit date and time.





An international community of professionals active in the photography community invited to participate in MEET will select at least one artist each to MEET from the open call. If the experts desire to MEET more than one artist, they may do so. MEET is not a portfolio review, nor is it a competition. Decisions of the experts are final and the criteria for selection of an artist for a meeting is solely of their own, individual, choosing. MEET is a platform for professionals and artists to connect with one another for exchange, mentorship and collaboration. There is no required outcome of a “meeting”, nor are experts held to commitments of any kind to the artists they choose to “MEET”. Should the expert decide to continue the conversation with an artist, or on the contrary, to end it prior to the designated time allotted, this is their right and at their sole and complete discretion. 


The invitation of experts to participate in MEET is of the sole discretion of the founders, Alma Cecilia Suarez and Holly Roussell. To the best of their ability, the founders have taken diversity of expertise, ethnicity and geography into consideration in the selection of the experts. 





MEET is open to professional artists and photographers as well as those in training who are currently working on a series or project.
Submitted projects should be “ongoing” and therefore  must not have been extensively exhibited previously.  Each participant may enter no more than one project.
Participants agree that their participation be made public by MEET if required.





The selection process is carried out as follows: 


  • Projects will be received through the Open Call platform. Artists will be asked during the submission process to identify their work and interests for a meeting using pre-identified key words. 

  • Artists will be matched via keywords and objectives to participating experts. Experts will receive only the portfolios of artists with whom they share interests and objectives. 

  • Each expert will select one (or more) artists to MEET. The selection is at the full and complete discretion of each individual expert. MEET will facilitate the scheduling process to find a time convenient for both parties during a period of three days to have a 30 minute meeting on ZOOM. 



  1. In the case of a surplus of portfolios, a pre-selection may be made by the Founders.

  2. If the artist cannot be available during the three days, or is unable to obtain access to ZOOM, the MEET will be cancelled. 

  3. Artists who do not follow the suggested procedure will be removed from the pool of applicants. 




The rights of the works will remain property of the author/s.


Entrants to the MEET 2020 Open Call submission must confirm that they are the authors and owners of the copyright to all images submitted and that their entries do not infringe the privacy rights, copyright or any other rights of any person. MEET does not accept any liability in this respect. 


The submitted images provided must be free of rights for any MEET related communication and promotion purposes at the time of submission. 


By participating, all entries agree their work may be reproduced by MEET on their website and social networks, newsletters or in other medium for the promotion and communication of MEET at MEET’s discretion. Any such use will be restricted to the promotion, publicity, news or awareness usage in relationship to the MEET initiative. Photographers will be credited for their work. MEET will not employ the images for any commercial use. MEET will not be required to pay any additional fee or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. MEET is a non-profit initiative. 





The entrant agrees that their full name and respective URL may be published in combination with their submission on the MEET website and social media channels. Further contact information will not be published. 


In the case of scheduling difficulties with an expert, an artist’s contact data may be shared with an expert to arrange a MEET outside the official period. 


  • Storage of personal data

All personal data that has been given during the registration and submission process will be stored for entrant and image administration, image selection, organization and statistical reasons. Personal data will not be forwarded to third parties, and Picter platform is compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulations. Only statistical data collection will be carried out, and the data will be used in a form that is anonymous.


  • Archiving submissions

The entrant agrees that the submissions may be archived, regardless of whether they are selected or not. The entrant may revoke this consent via e-mail (to holly (at) In the event of a revocation, the respective images will be deleted following the submission cycle. 




MEET, represented by Holly Roussell and Alma Cecilia Suarez,  and our partner Picter, are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any online entry to be received on account of technical problems, human errors of any kind, or any combination of the above. 


MEET reserves the right to reject entries that are submitted without the required information, that are deemed inappropriate, or that do not meet the criteria.


MEET reserves the right to make changes to the competition rules, which they are required to inform the public of in good time. If for any reason the selected applicant is not able to participate in a MEET as planned, they must give MEET organizers at least 48 hours notice. 


MEET and affiliated authorized parties reserve the right to deal with any aspect not foreseen in these Terms in the way they deem appropriate. In the event of dispute, the place of jurisdiction is Lausanne, Switzerland and Swiss law is applied.


By submitting your work, you agree to the terms and conditions listed above.



Lausanne/London, September 17, 2020



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