Free open call: “Dante 2021 – A photographic tribute”


» Period: Thursday 25 March 2021 - Sunday 02 May 2021
» Info: info@exhibitaround.com



The cultural association dotART, in collaboration with the Municipality of San Daniele del Friuli (Italy), launches through its platform Exhibit Around a photographic open call for the multidisciplinary project Dante 2021.

The project, which will culminate in the Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival, aims to involve Italian and foreign photographers in a collective homage to Dante Alighieri on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of his death.

We are looking for photographers interested in submitting single photos and/or projects/portfolios freely inspired by the Divine Comedy, Dante’s themes and the figure of Dante himself. Registration is completely free, as is participation in the project if you are selected.

The best works will become part of a prestigious photographic volume with an introduction by Piero Boitani, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the Sapienza University of Rome, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, Fellow of the British Academy and of the Medieval Academy of America.

The volume will be supervised by Professor Angelo Floramo, scientific consultant of the Biblioteca Guarneriana in San Daniele del Friuli (which houses a rare 14th-century edition of Dante’s Inferno).

The volume will be divided into three sections, each dedicated to a cantica of the Divine Comedy characterised by a series of related themes from which the photographers can freely draw inspiration (see Rules).

In October 2021, a selection of the best photos from the book will be displayed in a group photo exhibition at the Museo del Territorio in San Daniele del Friuli (UD), as part of the Photo Days Tour, a framework of events taking place during the Trieste Photo Days festival.

The volume and the exhibition will be officially presented in a conference/meeting that will take place in October 2021, during the Trieste Photo Days festival.


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Rules

 

Open Call
The cultural association dotART, in collaboration with the Municipality of San Daniele del Friuli, launches through its platform Exhibit Around a photographic open call for the multidisciplinary project Dante 2021.
The registration to the Call is completely free, as well as the participation to the project if you are selected.


Project
The project aims to involve Italian and foreign photographers in a collective homage to Dante Alighieri on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of his death. The aim is a choral work of creative “re-mediation” of Dante’s Comedy in contemporary culture through photography. Since its publication the Divine Comedy has been paid homage to, cited and reworked by artists and illustrators, from Botticelli to Dalí, from Doré to Rauschenberg, who have paid homage to the work with their own stylistic style, achieving results of visionary power that are sometimes close to those of the poem.


Themes and Style
The Call is addressed to photographers interested in submitting single photos and/or projects/portfolios freely inspired by the Divine Comedy, Dante’s themes and the figure of Dante himself.
The volume Dante 2021 will be divided into three sections, each dedicated to a cantica of the Divine Comedy characterised by a series of related themes that photographers can freely take inspiration from, interpreting them according to their own imagination.

INFERNO

Street photography
Architectural photography
Social reportage

PURGATORY

Street photography
Architectural photography
Urban photography

PARADISE

Nature photography / Fine-art / Photomontages
Art & Monuments (inspired by Dante and others)
Portraits / Female figure

Each author is free to interpret the themes according to their own style, as well as to choose the type of photography that suits them best. It is possible to submit works for more than one theme.


Deadline
The Call is open from 25th March to 2nd May 2021. In order to submit your photos, you must sign up in the Exhibit Around user area, select Call Dante 2021 and follow the procedure for Single Photos and/or Projects/Portfolios.


Photographic volume
Only selected works will become part of a prestigious photographic volume supervised by Professor Angelo Floramo, scientific consultant of the Biblioteca Guarneriana di San Daniele del Friuli. The introduction will be written by Piero Boitani, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the Sapienza University of Rome, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, Fellow of the British Academy and of the Medieval Academy of America.
The book will be presented during the Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival (end of October). A selection of photos and/or projects will become part of the Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival catalogue.


Exhibitions
In October 2021, a selection of the best photos from the book will be displayed in a group photo exhibition at the Museo del Territorio in San Daniele del Friuli (UD), as part of the Photo Days Tour, a framework of events taking place during the Trieste Photo Days festival.


Selection and Fees
Only selected authors will be contacted by the Exhibit Around staff within September 2021. There is no fee to join the project.
Authors published in the book will be entitled to a special discount valid for the purchase of 1 copy of the book (no free copies are provided, unless otherwise stated). All authors will receive a digital copy of the book in pdf format, which will also be published on Issuu.


Awards
Exhibit Around will choose the Best Author of the project and the Honorable Mentions among the Selected, which will be awarded with a medal during Trieste Photo Days 2021 (end of October).


Photo and project guidelines

  • Each photographer can upload up to 20 individual works and up to 2 projects/portfolios consisting of a minimum of 3 photos and a maximum of 20 photos
  • The photographer must specify the theme of each photo and portfolio (Inferno / Purgatory / Paradise)
  • We accept both colour and black and white photos
  • Projects and portfolios may be accompanied by a short description/presentation. Exhibit Around reserves the right to modify, edit and/or not publish it. The author’s name will always be present
  • We will select a photo that will become the cover image and the official visual of the project. We therefore invite authors, if they wish, to name one of the candidate photos “Book cover” The ideal image for the cover is evocative, represents the spirit of the project well and contains “empty space” for the insertion of the title
  • The photos must not contain signatures, watermarks or frames
  • Please DO NOT upload identical photos in the Portfolio section and in the Single Photos section (for example: a Portfolio of 20 photos + the same 20 photos as 20 Single Photos). Eventually, you can upload a maximum of 1 or 2 representative photos of your portfolio also in the Single Photos section.
  • Participants will become members of the dotART cultural association for all 2021

Upload Technical Specifications

  • Only .jpg format
  • RGB colour
  • Each file dimension must be less than 9 MB
  • Smallest side minimum 2000px / longest side no more than 6000px
  • The file name (filename.jpg) must not contain any special characters (accent marks, apostrophes, symbols, etc.).

Upload
To make sure you have the right order of the photos in the Portfolio section, please add a sequence number to your filename (e.g. filename03.jpg, 08filename.jpg, …).


Copyright
Each photographer retains the moral rights and intellectual property rights to their works submitted to the Call. Each author grants the dotART association the non-exclusive right to use the winning/selected images to promote/advertise the non-profit activities of the association, after official communication to the author (whose name will always be attributed to the work).


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