#VIRTUALLY is the most complete and most effective photo contest capable of identifying the most interesting projects and the most promising authors in contemporary photography. A fundamental tool that, through extraordinary visibility, contributes to the development of the professional and artistic career of every photographer, at any level.
The numbers speak for themselves. Every month, thousands of users visit this site to explore in detail the numerous activities that we propose to the audience of authors. More or less 20,000 unique monthly (read here) users browse these pages in search of new proposals to learn about or more simply new inspirations. A huge pool of industry insiders who know the names of the authors who have submitted the most original and interesting projects.
#VIRTUALLY is the photo contest in which we firmly believe and within which all our efforts to ensure that artistic photography can be shared and celebrated on a large scale converge.
The result is a photo contest that takes place several times a year, ensuring that participants are appreciated by many different experts in the field, with different aesthetic sensitivities and different ways of interpreting photography. Different standards of evaluation increase the chances of being shortlisted as a finalist.
For each call, the commission will select 4 finalists who will hold an extraordinary 15-day group exhibition in the technological exhibition space Etherea gallery.
During the final exhibition, the name of the author who will receive the title of VRT Excellent awarded for the best photographic project selected from all the finalists, in the year of reference, will be announced.
A participation fee of EUR 30.00 is required and the modalities for participation are specified in the rules.
Participation in the group exhibition #VIRTUALLY in the online space of Etherea gallery.
Inclusion in the digital catalogue accompanying the group exhibition #VIRTUALLY.
Certificate attesting qualification as a finalist for the relevant edition of the #VIRTUALLY photo contest.
Inclusion in the PAGE OF FAME of #VIRTUALLY (see below), the permanent section of the photo contest that lists, year by year, the names of the finalists and winners.
- Promotion on Photo Project Pro's social media.
- Promotion on Photo Project Pro's newsletter.
Assignment of the VRT Excellent title for the best photographic project selected from all the finalists.
Diploma certifying qualification as a winner of the VRT Excellent title.
The commission that will examine the photographic projects currently consists of three internationally recognised members. Cubans Alain Cabrera, member of the Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plasticas (CNAP) and Shirley Moreira, art critic and independent curator, and Italian photographer Mino Di Vita, founder of Photo Project Pro and independent curator and Davide Battaglia senior specialist of photography department of Finarte auction house.
#VIRTUALLY is made possible thanks to a partnership with Kunstmatrix, a leading creator of 3D exhibitions for museums and virtual art spaces. Etherea gallery is the result of the collaboration between Photo Project Pro and Kunstmatrix, aimed at hosting a full calendar of photographic exhibitions designed to go beyond the idea of a simple exhibition of images. Etherea gallery was realised with the aim of exploiting the full potential of virtual technologies to offer the public an extraordinary visual experience capable of fully engaging the visitor.
Below are the names of the finalists from previous editions.