New free photography open call for photographers

Open Call Fotografica Italia 2021
Concluded project

Tales of the Unwritten

Tales of the Unwritten contains dozens of small and large stories narrated through street photography: an immediate and real photographic genre that reveals new aspects of society, hidden corners of urban spaces, contrasts and contradictions of our time, celebrations of beauty or chronicles of degradation urban. In a word, stories.

Deadline 7th March 2021

Open Call Fotografica Italia 2021

Tales of the Unwritten

Exhibit Around APS and dotART Cultural Association launch a new photographic Open Call to celebrate street photography.

The project

Tales of the Unwritten  is a unique opportunity for all  photographers who wish to be part of an  important photographic volume  and an  international exhibition  together with the  best street photography collectives  in the world: iN-PUBLIC , VoidTokyo , Women Street Photographers , BULB Photos , Unposed , Observe Collective .

Who is it for?

To photographers from all over the world who are interested in submitting single photos , but also projects and portfolios .
The participating photographers will have the opportunity to become part of the project that will be presented during the international photography festival Trieste Photo Days 2021 in the presence of the main authors of the project: Nick Turpin , Tatsuo Suzuki , Gulnara Samoilova and many others.

The theme

The Open Call is all about street photography . The candidate photos must be able to capture visual instants  in color or black and white  that reveal new aspects of society, real life stories, hidden corners of urban spaces, contrasts and contradictions of the time, celebrations of beauty or chronicles of urban decay .

The photos

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. For this Open Call we prefer  street photography ,  fine art  and  architectural photography , but in general we like to support quality photography.

Open Call Fotografica Italia 2021

Tales of the Unwritten: exhibit opening, Street collective talk and Award Ceremony

Biblioteca Statale Stelio Crise
Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII, 6 - Trieste (TS), Italy (Open in maps )

Saturday 30th October 2021

Tales of the Unwritten  follows the success of  Exhibit Around's latest projects , which involved hundreds of photographers from five continents. After the tribute to  Martin Parr in Short Street Stories  (2019) and the tribute to  Alex Webb with Chromantic  (2020), in 2021 we will pay homage to an entire photographic genre, street photography!  


The call is open to all and registration is free. To submit photos, simply register or access the Exhibit Around user area , select the call  Tales of the Unwritten and follow the procedure for  Single Photos  and/or  Projects/Portfolios .

We will select the works that will be part of the  prestigious collective exhibition  and the dedicated photographic book . A selection of photos and/or projects will become part of the  festival catalogue .



Following a precise curatorship, Exhibit Around APS the  Best Photography  of the project and the Honorable Mentions .

Both the best author and the honorable mentions will be invited as guests of honor to the photographers' dinner within the Trieste Photo Days.

Best photography

  • Free 3-night stay in Trieste on the occasion of the presentation of the photographic volume during the Trieste Photo Days
  • Custom trophy
  • Complimentary copy of Tales of the Unwritten volume
  • Complimentary copy of the photographic catalog of the Trieste Photo Days festival

Honorable mentions

  • Personalized medal
  • Complimentary copy of Tales of the Unwritten volume
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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 2021 which will be divided between different venues: as part of  Trieste Photo Days at the  Sala Veruda , a stone's throw from Piazza Unità and as part of the  Photo Days Tour a venue between  Palazzo Meizlik  (Aquileia),  Museum of the Territory  (Cormòns),  Longobard Temple / UNESCO site  (Cividale del Friuli) and other locations to be defined

Is participation free?

Participation in the Open Call is free.
Exhibit Around is a social promotion association, therefore it is not for profit. By March 2021 and they will receive a  proposal for publication and an expense contribution  to become part of the project and the Exhibit Around circuit.

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).