The open call RESET is now open! The open call is organized by Sistema Festival Fotografia and winner of the “Strategia Fotografia 2020” call for proposals promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
The call is geared towards photographers and researchers/curators who are Italian or who have residence in Italy. It seeks out visual and textual contributions that explores the theme of urban and human regeneration in a creative and original way.
In its great morphological, economic and cultural complexity, Italy is undergoing great changes. New forms of communities aggregations, incisive changes brought about by new technologies, and concepts of advanced mobility are just some of the examples that are redefining the very concept of territory and relationships between citizens.
RESET is the first chapter of a necessary and complex project that analyzes contemporary Italy through a device -the photographic language- capable of triggering new thoughts through which to reread the landscape, territory and society of our country.
Participation in the competition is free. All material must be received by 11.59 am on June 9, 2021, exclusively in digital format, at this link .
The projects received will be selected by a commission composed of: Denis Curti, artistic director SI FEST, Alberto Prina, director of Festival della Fotografia Etica, Matteo Balduzzi, curator of MUFOCO, Francesca Fabiani, director of the ICCD Department of Contemporary Photography, Elisa Medde, Editor in Chief at Foam Magazine and Aaron Schuman,
The selected projects (3 photographic works + 1 paper) will each receive a cash prize of € 3,000. An exhibition and a catalogue will be produced by Sistema Festival and the winners will have free access to high-training activities and promotional events, organized by the five Italian Festival involved: Fotografia Europea (Reggio Emilia), Cortona On The Move (Cortona), SI FEST (Savignano sul Rubicone), Festival della Fotografia Etica (Lodi) e Photolux Festival (Lucca).