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Open call: “Immigrantopolis”
dotART cultural association through Exhibit Around platform together with the Department of Sociology of Culture Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland, launches a new open call for entries for the project Immigrantopolis.
We are looking for photographers interested in submitting single photos and/or projects/portfolios focused on the presence of immigrants in urban space.
The best photos and projects will converge in a prestigious photographic volume that will be presented during the Trieste Photo Days opening weekend (end of October 2019). A selection of the best photos will become part of a big international collective exhibition in Krakow (Poland).
In the first half of the XX century, Andreas Feininger, the photographer known as “the architect of the picture”, while wandering the streets of Lower Manhattan, managed to grasp a daily life of immigrants who were concentrated in the area, attempting to build their own communities. Immigrant enclaves – just like a skyscrapers – entered the New York’s landscape, becoming an urban phenomenon. Following Feininger’s footsteps, we have created the Photography Project Immigrantopolis. Immigrants have long been the actors of the urban scene. In general: they settle mainly in cities, they build their own ethnic communities in these cities, they create ethnic infrastructure in urban space, they enter into the urban landscape, transforming it constantly, and finally becoming a part of local/urban collective memory. Immigrants create history and contemporary social reality of the cities. It is impossible to delineate and capture the image of the contemporary city without capturing its immigrants contexts.
The Immigrantopolis Project aims at visualizing the existence and presence of immigrants in urban space. The project also a part of attempts to find new ways of exhibiting and discussing the present and the future of immigrants as an urban phenomenon.
The project is designed as a collaborative endeavor of scholars, curators, photographers and is hosted by dotART, a Trieste (Italy) based cultural association, with the substantive support of Anna Fiń from The Department of Sociology of Culture Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland.
Specific topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
– Images/Portraits of various immigrants groups in urban space: people, groups, not only refugees but also different European and non-European groups;
– Immigrant neighborhoods and enclaves in urban space;
– All manifestations of immigrants’ existence and presence in urban space: ethnic stores, restaurants, architecture, places of worship, signboards, immigrants’ arts;
– Daily and ceremonial life of immigrants in urban space: various forms of activity, occupational activity, parades and ethnic festivals, daily life, relations with others
Contest Prize & TERMS
Only selected works will become part of a prestigious volume that will be presented at Trieste Photo Days 2019 festival.
The volume will be printed in a limited deluxe edition (special 150 g matt coated paper / format 22×22 cm).
A selection of photo and projects could become part of the Trieste Photo Days 2019 festival catalogue.
The best photos will be displayed in an international collective exhibition in Krakow.
Exhibit Around will select one author and will reward them with a free stay of 3 nights in Trieste during Trieste Photo Days 2019 (last weekend of October), so they can attend the presentation of the volume “Short Street Stories”. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The Author, whose name will always be attributed to the work, maintains in any case his/her moral rights in regard to the work, in addition to the intellectual property rights to the same. USAGE RIGHTS: The participant, in regard to all of his/her entered works, grants to dotART a complete, non-exclusive, irrevocable and indefinite license to use. The association dotART reserves the right to use them within the scope of its own non-profit associational activities.
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