» Period: Monday 23 March 2020 - Sunday 17 May 2020
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dotART cultural association is announcing a new call for entries, in collaboration with the Municipality of Aquileia, an ancient Roman city in the north-east of Italy. This new, free call will be launched through the Exhibit Around platform and will be part of the historical/photographical project On the trail of the Patriarchate of Aquileia.
The project, that will reach its climax during the festival Trieste Photo Days 2020, aims at creating a photo mapping of the cities that were once part of the former Patriarchate, on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the fall of the Patria del Friuli at the hands of the Republic of Venice.
We are looking for photographers willing to submit single photos and/or projects/portfolios portraying the area of the former Patriarchate of Aquileia – above all Cividale del Friuli, Cormòns and Aquileia, which are today part of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, but also neighbouring areas such as Istria, Cadore, Carinthia, Styria and Slovenia.
The best photos, selected by dotART, will become part of a multidisciplinary project that will include:
- A collective photographic exhibition, that will be organized in October at the prestigious Palazzo Meizlik in Aquileia (and in Cormòns and Cividale del Friuli) as part of the program of Photo Days Tour, a collection of events taking place outside Trieste during Trieste Photo Days festival.
- A photographic book supervised by an historian (TBA), who will also take care of the introduction of the book.
- A lecture on the Patriarchate of Aquileia given by an historian (tba), with the participation of Angelo Cucchetto, the festival Art Director. The lecture will take place between October and November 2020, during Trieste Photo Days.
The call will be open from March 23rd to May 17th, 2020 and will be completely free.
» The historical context
In 2020, the 600th anniversary of the fall of the Patriarchate of Aquileia at the hands of the Republic of Venice will be celebrated.
The Patriarchate of Aquileia was a political and episcopal entity that managed to administrate a really large area. Present-day Friuli used to be the very centre of the Patriarchate, which nevertheless extended well over the boundaries of the region, reaching Istria, Cadore, Carinthia, Styria and Slovenia. In this way, the Patriarchate permitted to create cohesion between different peoples and ethnic groups living in its territory, such as the German, the Slovenian and the Ladin, and, at the same time, it promoted trade, land reclamation and welfare of the population.
The millennial events of the Patriarchate of Aquileia and its Patriarchs have left a deep mark on the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, which is also characterized by its unicity, linked to environmental and geomorphologic, cultural and ethnic diversity, with the presence of the Friulian culture and language, as well as the survival of some proto-Venetian, Slavic and Germanic dialects. In a nutshell, Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region which tell its story starting right from Aquileia, where the cultural roots of the Friulian identity are to be found, passing through the cities of Rosazzo, Cividale, Tarcento, Moggio, Zuglio, Gemona, Udine, San Daniele, Codroipo, Marano and countless other small villages with castle ruins, rural churches, abbeys, castles, museums, mills, Venetian and Hapsburg villas.
» The area
The project On the trail of the Patriarchate of Aquileia aims at creating a photo mapping of the cities of the former Patriarchate, focusing particularly on:
- Aquileia (where the Friuli area and its culture firstly originated);
- Cormòns (where the bishop Petrus moved his residence);
- Cividale del Friuli (which has been the seat of Patriarchs for centuries and used to be called Forum Julii, from which the name Friuli comes from);
- Rosazzo (for the historical importance of its abbey);
- Tarcento (the capital of the area with the Patriarchal Castles);
- Moggio (for the historical importance of its San Gallo abbey);
- Zuglio (for its San Pietro parish church, which was the prototype of all Carnic parish churches);
- Gemona (as one of the most important cities of the Patriarchate);
- Udine (which has been a site of the Patriarchate for century and whose buildings still witness the former presence of the Patriarchate itself);
- Codroipo (patriarchal feud and strategic site for the control of the territory);
- Marano (for its Popone bell tower, built by Patriarch Popne in 1011, together with the bell tower of the Patriarchal Basilica in Aquileia);
- Capodistria and Pirano (Slovenia), Parenzo (Croatia) and Klagenfurt (Austria).
The call will be open from March 23rd to May 17th, 2020. In order to submit your photos, you will only have to sign up in the new user area of Exhibit Around, select the call On the trail of the Patriarchate of Aquileia and follow the instructions for Single Photos and/or Projects/Portfolios. Submissions to the call are free.
» Photographic book
The photos selected by the jury will be published in a prestigious photographic book, 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 historians and experts, who will supervise the entire project and will have a say in the editorship and in the introduction to the book.
A selection of the best photos will be put on display in a collective exhibition at “Palazzo Meizlik” in Aquileia, “Museo del Territorio” in Cormòns and Oratory of Santa Maria in Cividale del Friuli as part of the program of Photo Days Tour, a collection of events taking place outside Trieste during Trieste Photo Days festival.
Exhibit Around will select the Best Author and Honorable Mentions of the project amd will award them with a medal during Trieste Photo Days 2020.
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 12 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.).
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.).
Photographers keep the moral and the intellectual property right to their entries. Authors give dotART association 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).