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Open Call Fotografica a tema caffè

TriestEspresso Photo Days 2022

Open Call on the world of coffee in view of the tenth edition of TriestEspresso Expo and the ninth edition of the Trieste Photo Days festival.

Deadline 9th October 2022

Open Call Fotografica a tema caffè

TriestEspresso Photo Days 2022

In view of the tenth edition of TriestEspresso Expo, Exhibit Around APS in collaboration with Aries Scarl and the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce, are launching the free open call dedicated to the world of coffee.

The project

The initiative aims to celebrate the entire coffee chain through photography, from cultivation to harvesting, from production to the cup.
The best photos collected through the open call will be exhibited at the group exhibition TriestEspresso Photo Days 2022 in the Atrium on the ground floor of the prestigious Palazzo della Borsa Vecchia, in piazza della Borsa 14, in Trieste.

Who is it for?

To photographers from all over the world interested in submitting single photos, but also projects and portfolios, which tell the all-round coffee culture.
The participating photographers will have the opportunity to become part of an important collective exhibition in the prestigious Palazzo della Borsa Vecchia.

The theme

The Open Call focuses on the world and culture of coffee in all aspects: the production stages, history, the ritual of espresso at the bar, small and large roasteries, coffee at home and coffee consumption in general four corners of the world.

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.
Photographic works must be able to cast an original look at coffee and what it represents.

Trieste, the capital of coffee and photography, hosts two important international events at the end of October: the ninth edition of the Trieste Photo Days photo festival (October 28-30) and the tenth edition of the coffee event TriestEspresso Expo 2022 (27-29 October).

The TriestEspresso Photo Days 2022 project was born from the partnership between these two excellent cities: a free open call with the aim of producing a photographic exhibition dedicated to the world of coffee.



The call is open to all and registration is free. To submit photos, simply register or access the Exhibit Around user area, select the TriestEspresso Photo Days 2022 call 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 that will be presented in the Palazzo della Borsa Vecchia. A selection of photos and/or projects will become part of the festival catalogue.



Following a precise curatorship work, Exhibit Around APS and TriestEspresso Expo will select the Best Photography of the project and Honorable Mentions.

The award event will be held on the occasion of the presentation of the project and the opening of the exhibition at Palazzo della Borsa Vecchia on the opening day of the TriestEspresso Expo fair on 27 October.

Best photo

  • €1,000.00 cash prize
  • Customized trophy
  • 3-night stay for two people in Trieste from 27 to 30 October 2022 to attend both events
  • Guest at the Gala Dinner of Trieste Photo Days 2022 (invitation for two people)

Honorable mentions

  • Customized medal
Open Call for entries - photo of Marilyn Strauss



You may want to know...

The best photos will be exhibited in a group exhibition which runs from 27 October to 4 November 2022.
The exhibition venue will be the atrium of the prestigious Palazzo della Borsa Vecchia, a stone's throw from piazza Unità d'Italia in Trieste.

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 October 2022. There are no expenses contributions to be part 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).