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Mythography 4

Vulcan and Uranus

The photographic and editorial series Mythography is back with its fourth volume. Edited by Professor Enrico Medda, Mythography IV will be inspired by the divinities of the Greco-Roman pantheon Vulcan and Uranus.

Deadline 15th March 31st March 2024

photography open call "mythography 4"
Photo by: Pygmalion Karatzas

Mythography vol. IV: Vulcan and Uranus

Exhibit Around APS and dotART Cultural Association launch a new photographic open call on the occasion of the fourth volume of the Mythography editorial project.

The project

Mythography is a series of photographic volumes, released annually, inspired by Greco-Roman mythology. Each volume is dedicated to a different group of divinities that represent the thematic guidelines of the individual book.The project also includes photographic exhibitions, meetings and special guests within the International Photography Festival Trieste Photo Days 2024.
The fourth volume of Mythography will focus on the themes represented by the deities of the Greco-Roman pantheon: Vulcan and Uranus.

The theme

Vulcan, the god of fire and metallurgy symbolizes working creativity, craftsmanship, technology, deserts, volcanoes, metalworking, architecture and geometries. He embodies both the positive and destructive power of Fire.
Uranus, the sky god and husband of Gaia (Earth goddess), is responsible for the vastness of the cosmos and the arrangement of the stars and constellations. He also plays a vital role in fertilizing the earth through rain, which sustains all life. He will represent the theme of the sky, panoramas, skylines and aerial photography (drone).

For who is it for

To photographers from all over the world who are interested in submitting single photos, as well as projects and portfolios. Following our selection, the candidate photos will be exhibited at a major international exhibition within the 11th edition of the photography festival Trieste Photo Days that will take place in Trieste (Italy) from 25th to 27th October 2024.

The photos

Each author is free to infuse the works with their own stylistic code and to choose the type of photography that is most congenial to them. You can submit photos for multiple themes. Whether it's a single photo or a complete project/portfolio, the inspiration has to be drawn from one of the themes represented by the deities Vulcan and Uranus.

To get inspired: discover the deities

Discover the mythological figures that establish the photographic themes of the fourth volume of Mythography.
After the first photographic volume inspired by Mars, Saturn and Neptune; the second to Apollo and Pluto and the third to Diana, Minerva and Ceres; this fourth volume is inspired by the themes represented by Vulcan and Uranus.


The god of fire and metallurgy, represents creativity, craftsmanship and technology.
He isoften portrayed as physically impaired, a grotesque figure with one leg shorter than the other.
His intelligence is remarkable and it is his bodily deformity that compels him to seek perfection in his craft.
According to ancient beliefs, his workshop is situated within Mount Etna in Sicily, where he works as a divine blacksmith. 


The personification of heaven and the sky, holds a significant role in the beginning of the world as both son and partner to Gaia, the Earth goddess.
He was the progenitor of the powerful Titans. He is said to be the inventor of the solar system, and his domain is visualised as a brass dome decorated with stars. He ruled over everything above the ground, including the sun, moon, stars, winds, clouds, day, night, rain and snow.
However, his power decreased significantly when one of his sons, Cronus overthrew him. Even though Uranus continued to exist, he became a quiet and weak outsider among the Titans and later gods.


The call is open to everyone and registration is free, as is inclusion in the exhibition and book if selected. To submit photos, simply register or access the new Exhibit Around user area , select the call Mythography IV and follow the procedure for Single Photos and/or Projects/Portfolios .

Each author is free to infuse the works with his own stylistic code , as well as to choose the type of photography that is most congenial to him. It is possible to submit works for several themes .



Following a precise curatorship work, the Best Author  of the project and the Honorable Mentions will be selected .

The award event  will be held on the occasion of the Trieste Photo Days international photography festival in the presence of the special guest.

Best author and honorable mentions

  • The best author and the honorable mentions will be awarded during the Trieste Photo Days festival with a medal
  • A further selection of the best photographers will see their photos showcased, with those by the Best Author and the Honourable Mentions, in a major exhibition at one of the most important historical venues in Trieste, in the heart of the city.
Photo of the Shanghai Jinmao Tower in the clouds
© Ran Shen


You may want to know...

A selection of the best photos could be exhibited in an international collective exhibition at the end of October 2024 as part of Trieste Photo Days 2024.

Is participation free?

Participation in the Open Call is free.
Participation in the Open Call is completely free, as well as participation in the photographic exhibition and in the book.
We remind you that Exhibit Around is a social promotion association, therefore it is not for profit. Logistics, photo printing and exhibition organization expenses will be borne by Exhibit Around APS and dotART cultural association.

What technical characteristics must the photos have?

A candidate photo will be selected as the cover. Authors wishing to submit their photo explicitly for the cover should add the word "cover" to the name of the uploaded file.
Photos must not contain signatures, watermarks, watermarks or frames. Images must be in '.jpg' format and the color mode must be RGB. The size of the single file must be less than 9 MB while the dimensions required for the photos are:

  • minimum 2000px short side
  • maximum 6000px long side

The file name must not contain special characters but only letters and/or numbers.

Who owns the rights of the candidate photos?

Each photographer retains the moral and intellectual property rights on their works submitted for the call. Each author grants the Exhibit Around and dotART association the non-exclusive right to use the winning / selected images to promote and/or advertise the association's non-profit activities, subject to official communication to the author (whose name will always be attributed to the 'Opera).