The vocation of this photo contest is to discover the most interesting photographic projects and present them to the widest audience. An ambitious goal, but definitely essential for all emerging talents in international photography.
Call is open for:
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.
For each call, the committee, based on the quality of the submitted projects, reserves the right to indicate from 5 to 15 finalists. The selected ones will be invited to hold the extraordinary month-long group exhibition within the technological exhibition space Etherea gallery. The exhibition will be accompanied by a digital catalog published on the dedicated page of the website.
But it doesn't end there. For each group show, the names of the authors and the image of their respective projects will be posted on Photo Project Pro's Facebook page for the public to express a preference. The author with the most preferences by the end of the exhibition will be awarded the title of Virtually Most Shared as the most popular author.
That's not all! At the end of the year among all the participants of the 6 exhibitions, 6 authors will be nominated by the committee to be awarded the title of Virtually Excellence for the best photographic project. Finally, all recipients of this prestigious title will get an individual interview published in Underlined in both Italian and English versions.
The names of Most Shared and Excellence will be published in the Page of Fame for the relevant year and will be featured in the digital catalog created with texts and images of the relevant projects. The catalog will also be published in the Page of Fame so that it can be downloaded for the benefit of interested users.
Selectees are required to pay a participation fee as a partial contribution to organizational expenses. Modalities and costs are specified within the regulations.
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prizes up for grabs
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.
VIRTUALLY MOST SHARED TITLE
Awarding the title Virtually Most Shared for the most popular author among the finalists.
VIRTUALLY EXCELLENCE TITLE
Awarding the title Virtually Excellence for the best photography project.
PAGE OF FAME
Inclusion in PAGE OF FAME (see below), the permanent photo contest section that lists, year by year, the names of Virtually Most Shared and Virtually Excellence.
For Virtually Most Shared and Virtually Excellence inclusion within the dedicated digital catalog containing the texts and images of the relevant photo projects.
All Virtually Excellence will get an individual interview in the Underlined section.
- Promotion on Photo Project Pro's social media.
- Promotion on Photo Project Pro's newsletter.
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registration deadline: December 10th
selection result: from December 15th
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) in La Habana, Shirley Moreira, art critic and independent curator in Miami and Japanese Toshi Shinoara president of Roonee 247 fine art gallery in Tokyo.
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.
PAGE of FAME
MICHIKO CHIYODA, NATASHA FORCADE, MARTINE LEMARCHAND, JEROME PACE
MAURO MARLETTO, ICHIRO KOJIMA
Paola Francesca BARONE, Giovanna BERNI, Enrico CHIAPPINI, Florian D'ANGELO, Simone FRANCIOLI, Pierrick GAUME', Franco MARTELLI ROSSI.
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