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WOW – Worlds of Women

A collective photographic tribute to women. An open call for the new photographic project in view of March 8th.

Deadline 28th February 2022

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Wow: Worlds Of Women

A little over a month from International Women's Day, the dotART cultural association, promoter of the Trieste Photo Days international festival, is launching an open call via the Exhibit Around platform for the new WOW: Worlds of Women project.

The project

WOW will be presented in the international setting of the Trieste Photo Days festival in the presence of Susan Meiselas , an American documentary filmmaker and one of the most influential photographers in the world. For the occasion, conferences and meetings dedicated to the themes of the project will be organised. The best photos will then be included in the new photographic book together with those of Susan Meiselas and exhibited in two group exhibitions .

Who is it for?

To photographers from all over the world interested in submitting single photos , but also projects and portfolios , focused on women and the female universe.
The participating photographers will have the opportunity to become part of an important project presented during the Trieste Photo Days international festival.

The theme

The ambition is to create a project with a heterogeneous style that puts women at the center and highlights the female figure . The aim is to
highlight motherhood , gender disparity , social struggles , non - conforming femininity , work , culture and art .

The photos

Each author will be able to address the theme through the photographic genre he feels closest to: portrait, street photography, social reportage, documentary photography, fashion photography or fine-art.
The photographic works must be able to cast an original look at the lives of women in the four corners of the world.

WOW: Worlds of Women  follows the success of the successful  Exhibit Around tribute projects , in which hundreds of photographers from five continents participate every year. After the tributes to  Martin Parr  ( Short Street Stories , 2019),  Alex Webb  ( Chromantic , 2020) and  street photography  ( Tales of the Unwritten , 2021), 2022 will be a year  dedicated to women !



The call is open to all and registration is free. To submit photos, simply register or access the Exhibit Around user area , select the WOW call   and follow the procedure for  Single Photos  and/or  Projects/Portfolios .
We will select the works that will be part of the 
prestigious paper volume  which will be presented during the  Trieste Photo Days 2022 festival . A selection of photos and/or projects will become part of the  festival catalogue .

The project includes a series of  conferencesmeetings  and  events, aimed at promoting and presenting the book, the exhibition and the topics addressed.



Following a precise curatorship, Exhibit Around will choose the  best author  and  honorable mentions from the selected photos .

Both will be invited as guests of honor to the  Photographers' Dinner  as part of the international photography festival  Trieste Photo Days  and will receive a  free copy  of the  volume WOW .

Best author

  • 3-night free stay in Trieste on the occasion of the presentation of the photographic volume WOW as part of Trieste Photo Days 2022 (end of October)
  • A special trophy
  • 1 free copy of the Trieste Photo Days 2022 catalogue

Honorable mentions

  • Personalized medal
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You may want to know...

The best photos will be exhibited in an international collective exhibition at the end of October 2022, as part of the Trieste Photo Days festival.
The exhibition venue will be the Sala Veruda, a stone's throw from piazza Unità d'Italia in Trieste.
Those who have submitted more than one photo can also be exhibited as part of the Photo Days Tour.

Is participation free?

Participation in the Open Call is free.
Exhibit Around is a social promotion association, therefore it is not for profit. The photographers whose photos have been selected as the best will then be contacted by April 2022 with a proposal for publication and a contribution to expenses to be part of the project and the Exhibit Around circuit.
The contribution will cover all the logistical and organizational part as well as the printing of the photos, the volume and the preparation of the exhibition.

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 does the rights to the candidate photos go to?

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).