Photographs corresponding to the 10th edition of Talent Latent (2023)


SCAN, the international photography festival organised by Tarragona City Council, has opened the call for entries for Talent Latent, aimed at creators from all over the world who use photography as an essential and preferred means of expression. The projects and artists selected from this call will form part of the Talent Latent Exhibition. It will be held at Tinglado 2 at the Port of Tarragona, from 18 October to 8 December 2024.

Theme of projects: CITIES

Experts predict that by the end of the 21st century, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in large cities and metropolises. The SCAN festival invites artists who use photography as a tool or means of expression to explore the consequences of urban population growth and large cities. The works can examine the issue from a broad variety of perspectives: social, historical, cultural, personal, media, urban planning, ecological, religious, etc.


Deadline for submission of projects
11.59 pm, 21 April 2024

Who can take part?
Artists over of 18 of any nationality.

What kind of project can be presented?
Photographic series.
Projects and series in which photography is interwoven with other creative languages will be accepted.

How to submit a project Registration Form
The project must be submitted with the registration form available here.

The form must include:

  1. Personal contact details
  2. A brief biography
  3. Title of the project or photographic series
  4. A brief explanation (250 words)
  5. A zip file (max. 25 MB) with a maximum of 18 photographs from the same series. The digital photographs must be a minimum of 1,500 pixels on the shortest side, must be in .jpg format and must have an embedded Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB colour profile If they wish, artists may include a PDF with complementary information to facilitate the jury’s understanding of the project.

Projects in Catalan, Spanish and English will be accepted.

The jury and selection process
Érika Goyarrola, independent curator and Doctor of Humanities, will select the projects and artists that will take part in the Talent Latent exhibition.

Apart from the aesthetic criteria, the conceptual integrity of the project, the level of knowledge the author demonstrates on the subject, and the author’s willingness to reflect critically will be evaluated.

When will selected artists be informed of the jury’s decision?
The festival organisers will contact the selected authors.
The final list of artists participating in Talent Latent will be published on the SCAN festival website at the end of May 2024.

Selected artists
SCAN will invite the artists participating to attend the festival’s opening.

The invitation will include:
2 nights’ accommodation in the festival hotel, breakfast included.
Admission ticket for the catered opening event (18 October 2024).
Admission to Full Contact professional meeting (19 October 2024).
Lunch at the Full Contact premises (19 October 2024).

The selected works and artists will be given visibility and promoted through the festival’s digital channels (SCAN website and social networks).

A Latent Talent catalogue will be published.

Artists will receive the corresponding copyright and exhibition fees.

*Travel expenses will be borne by participants.

Payment for participating artists
For each photographic series exhibited at Talent Latentits author (or a single person responsible for the group in the case of a collective creation), will receive a single payment of €400, taxes included, in terms of copyright and exhibition communication.

Artists must submit an invoice including the details provided by SCAN so the Tarragona City Council can make payment. Invoicing procedures must be carried out in accordance with the regulations to which the local authorities are subject.

Reproduction of works for the Talent Latent Exhibition
SCAN will make photographic prints in a trusted professional lab.

SCAN will ask the selected authors to provide the originals of their photographs in order to make copies. These must be in digital format and of the highest possible quality.

Decisions regarding the reproduction of prints, their number, size and finish, as well as their use in the exhibition spaces, will be made by SCAN’s curatorial team. The aim will be to make the best possible exhibition with the resources available to the organisation.

*Once the exhibition is over, if the artist has not informed SCAN of their wish to have any copies made returned to them, the copies will be destroyed. If the artist wishes to have the copies returned to them, the cost of picking up and shipping the works will be borne by the artist.

Copyright and communication rights
Artists must exclusively own all the rights to their work.

The creators of the works exhibited will hold the copyright and communication rights for their works, and will temporarily cede the right of public communication to SCAN in order to promote the event through official festival channels, the press, and the creation of a publication-catalogue.

Location: Talent Latent
Tinglado 2 del Port de Tarragona
Opening date: 18 October 2024
Exhibition dates: 19 October to 8 December

SCAN will resolve any matter not addressed in these rules. Its decisions will be final. All artists who apply to take part in the Talent Latent call for entries must accept these rules.

Talent Latent Exhibition and Full Contact portfolio review 2024