Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) 2021 calls out to artists, photographers, and publishers to submit their photo books and take part at the Photo Book Exhibition, scheduled for 13-28 November 2021 at Kota Tua, Jakarta.

The Photo Book Exhibition aims to show the development of photo book, including its role as a democratic medium within the photography practice, as well as its challenges and opportunities in this digital age.

Various photo books are welcome to be submitted, including independent and commercial, handmade as well as self-published. There is no limitation of printing year, theme, nor photography genre. Our committee will select all entries based on several criteria, including visual narrative as well as design and printing quality.


  • The festival welcomes applicants of any nationality.
  • Each applicant is allowed to submit one or more photo books.
  • There is no submission fee, and the festival will not provide fee, prizes nor awards for the selected photo books.
  • The selected photo books will be exhibited from 13-28 November 2021 at Kota Tua, Jakarta.


  • Complete the application form in English.
  • Send the photo book via post (please write “JIPFest 2021 Photo Book Exhibition” on the envelope) before 21 September 2021 to: PannaFoto Institute, Jl. Bambu Apus III No.206, Pondok Bambu, East Jakarta 13430 (contact: Fransisca, +62817 866 641).


  • All photo books, including those which are not exhibited, can be collected at Kota Tua, Jakarta on 28 November 2021 from 16:00-18:00.
  • All photo books failed to be collected on time will be donated to the organizer.
  • The organizer will not respond to any inquiry for photo books collection beyond the allotted time.  


  • Submission: 1 July-21 September 2021
  • Announcement of selected photo book: 5 October 2021
  • Exhibition: 13-28 November 2021
  • Book collection: 28 November 2021 at Kota Tua, Jakarta

If you have any questions, please contact us at program@jipfest.com.