We have received 309 applications from 47 countries. Helsinki Photo Festival is proud to announce 80 shortlisted candidates who will move further into the second round of voting. List see below.

The next step for the jury will be to select the best 40 authors, and 10 Nordic artists, whose photos will be curated and exhibited at the festival from July 7-October 2, 2022.

Together with the jury we thank all the participants for their efforts and breathtaking submissions. It was quite a lot of work to review all submissions to decide who will proceed. Those of you who have not made it any further we encourage to apply next year. Our next open call theme we will release December 2022.


The most voted artists and submissions were:
Mauro De Bettio (IT) “Life in Balance”
Maria Fleck (DE) “Madeleine”
Jenna Garrett (US) “This Holy Hill (2017–present)”
Eckart Bartnik (DE) “Relicts”
Hrafn Jónsson (IS) “SkRöLt”
Roger Grasas (ES) “Ha Aretz (the Promised Land)”

Shortlisted entrants! Helsinki Photo Festival 2022 BELIEVE

Alfonso de Gregorio (IT)
Paolo Quadrini (IT)
Liza Ambrossio (MX)
Vincenzo Parisi (IT)
Lisa Lindqvist Liljedahl (SE)
Anton Roland Laub (RO)
Myriam Abdelaziz (US)
MAP6 Collective (UK)
Zsófia Pályi (HU)
Guillaume Martial (FR)
David Verberckt (BE)
Ligia Popławska (PL)
Ethan Murphy (CA)
Maria Feck (DE)
Antonio Denti (IT)
Tomasz Kawecki (PL)
Aurélie Scouarnec (FR)
Eric Zeigler (US)
Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo (CO)
Cemre Yeşil Gönenli (TR)
Alvin Ng (SG)
Giacomo d’Orlando (IT)
Linda Zhengova (CZ)
Hannah Kiviranta (CA)
Eckart Bartnik (DE)
Dirk Schlottmann (DE)
Angelika Kollin (EE)
Elena Helfrecht (DE)
Tim Smith (CA)
Paulo Simão (PT)
Forest Kelley (US)
Rosa Rodriguez (ES)
Anna Katharina Zeitler (DE)
Mauro De Bettio (IT)
Rafael Heygster (DE)
Oscar Scott Carl (DK)
Tetsuo Kashiwada (JP)
Krummi (IS)
Lisbeth Luft (DE)
Tayla Nebesky (US)
Natalia Kepesz (PL)
Kristina Barker (US)
Roger Grasas (ES)
Dilla Djalil Daniel (ID)
Steff Gruber (CH)
Oliv. (PL)
Ian Cheibub (BR)
Chiara Negrello (IT)
Johannes Bosgra (NL)
Barbara Boissevain (US)
Fernando Montiel Klint (MX)
Maria Siorba (GR)
Neil Kramer (US)
Torgrim Halvari (NO)
Hyunmin Ryu (KR)
Steffen Knop (DE)
Vaste Programme (IT)
Julius Matuschik (DE)
Artem Humilevskiy (UA)
Emile Gostelie (NL)
Line Ørnes Søndergaard (NO)
Marzena Hans (PL)
Hiro Tanaka (JP)
Paccarik Orue (PE)
Eva & Jet Faché & Pascua (NO)
Julia Klewaniec (PL)
Nicola Zolin (IT)
Natacha de Mahieu (BE)
Alain Schroeder (BE)
Katerina Churbakova (RU)
Magnus Terhorst (DE)
Seok-Woo Song (KR)
Patrick Junker and Michael Galian (DE)
Kacper Kowalski (PL)
Heidi Kirjavainen (FI)
Michelle Martins (BR)
Natalya Saprunova (RU)
Jenna Garrett (US)
Sergei Stroitelev (RU)
Jana Hartmann (DE)


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