FREE Open call: “Staying Home Together”


» Period: Monday 27 April 2020 - Wednesday 01 July 2020
» Info: info@exhibitaround.com



Italian cultural association dotART together with its historical media partner F-Stop Magazine are happy to announce a new free open call for photographers that will summit during International Festival Trieste Photo Days 2020.

F-Stop Magazine is an American online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Since 2003, each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.

For this collaborative project we have chosen the very current theme of the global lockdown due to the Covid-19 emergency. Our aim is explore the current shared global experience of staying at home for the health and safety of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.

We are looking for photographers willing to submit single photos and/or projects/portfolios portraying their lockdown experience: a new routine seen from our home’s windows, outside and inside. Deserted streets, closed clubs and shops, checkpoints, people lined up outside supermarkets, faces covered in masks.

The best photos, selected by dotART and F-Stop Magazine founder and editor Christy Karpinski, will become part of F-Stop Magazine Issue #102 – Staying Home Together, a very special number that will be published both online and in paperback deluxe edition. Italian Psychologist Alessio Pellegrini will collaborate in the volume with an article focused in the social and psychological implications of the current lockdown.

The volume will be officially presented at the end of October during Trieste Photo Days 2020 festival, in north-eastern Italy.

Covid-19 permitting, a selection of the best pictures could become part of a collective exhibition as part of the Festival’s calendar.

The call will be open on dotART’s platform Exhibit Around (www.exhibitaround.com) from April 27th to July 1st, 2020 and will be completely free.


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RULES

» Promoters
The project is promoted by Italian cultural association dotART and its International festival Trieste Photo Days 2020 together with F-Stop Magazine. Submissions are managed through dotART’s platform Exhibit Around.


» Theme
The global lockdown due to the Covid-19 emergency. Our aim is explore the current shared global experience of staying at home for the health and safety of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. We are looking for photographers willing to submit single photos and/or projects/portfolios portraying their lockdown experience: a new routine seen from our home’s windows, outside and inside. Deserted streets, closed clubs and shops, checkpoints, people lined up outside supermarkets, faces covered in masks.
Please be careful of your country’s laws about lockdown: don’t go out shooting if isn’t safe or permitted.


» Deadline
The call will be open from April 27th to July 1st, 2020. In order to submit your photos, just sign up in the new user area of Exhibit Around (my.exhibitaround.com), select the call Staying Home Together and follow the instructions for Single Photos and/or Projects/Portfolios. Submissions to the call are free.


» Photographic volume: F-Stop Magazine Issue #102
The photos selected by the jury will be published in a prestigious photographic book both online and in paperback deluxe edition, which will be presented during the festival Trieste Photo Days 2020. A selection of photos and/or projects will become part of the catalogue of the festival. During the production of the catalogue, the association will work alongside experts, who will supervise the entire project and will have a say in the editorship and in the introduction to the book.


» Possible Exhibition
A selection of the best photos could be displayed in a collective exhibition in Trieste, Italy, during Trieste Photo Days festival (end of October 2020).


» Prizes
Promoters will select the Best Author and Honourable Mentions of the project and will award them with a medal during Trieste Photo Days 2020.


» Selection
Only the selected authors will be contacted by the Exhibit Around staff before September 2020.
Financial contributions to enter the project are not required.


» Guidelines for photos and projects

  • Each contestant can submit up to 20 single photos and up to 2 projects/portfolios, containing a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 20 photos.
  • Both colour and black-and-white photos are allowed.
  • Projects and portfolios will have to be introduces by a brief description / presentation, which Exhibit Around reserves the right to change, edit and/or not publish. The name of the author will always be specified.
  • One of the photos will be chosen to become the cover image and the official visual of the project. Authors wishing to do so are invited to rename one of their photos as “book cover”. The ideal cover image should be evocative, represent the essence of the project and contain a blank space where to add the title.
  • Photos with signatures, filigrees, frames or visible marks will not be accepted.

» Technical features of the photos

  • Format: .jpg ;
  • Colour model: RGB;
  • Single photos: each file must be no larger than 7MB;
  • Maximum size of the short edge: 2000 px / Maximum size of the long edge: 6000 px;
  • The file name (filename.jpg) must not contain any special characters (accents, apostrophes, symbols, etc.).

» Upload
In the Portfolio section, please add numbers to the file name, to make sure that they are arranged in the desired order (e.g. filename03.jpg, 08filename.jpg, etc.).


» Copyright
Photographers keep the moral and the intellectual property right to their entries. Authors give dotART association and F-Stop Magazine the non-exclusive right to employ the winning or selected photos to support and promote its no-profit initiatives, upon notice to the author (whose name will be always specified).


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