Latent is the result of the meeting and collaboration between Door and MATÈRIA, two Rome based institutions specialised in photography. Latent (an anagram for Talent) is an open call aimed at the discovery and the promotion of photographic research and production characterised by originality and innovation within the field of contemporary photography.

In the current photographic landscape too many talents are lying hidden, submerged; silently and restlessly waiting to be discovered. This open call aims to facilitate the manifestation of outstanding international talent through a month-long exhibition and residency programme in the Italian capital.

The open call has no age or nationality requirements and is open to all artists working with the photographic medium. We strongly encourage experimentation, the use of traditional and contemporary approaches, innovation, and the dialogue between photography and other artistic mediums.

The overall winner will be awarded a two-week artist residency in Rome. The new body of work will be exhibited at Materia and Door Gallery.

Latent is supported by Rea Academy.