Project selection by Tony Gentile for an exhibit at Trieste Photo Days 2023
Tuesday 04 October 2022 - Sunday 23 October 2022
The selection of photographic projects is open! Projects will be evaluated by Tony Gentile, super guest of Trieste Photo Days 2022, for an exhibition at the 2023 edition of the festival.
As part of Trieste Photo Days 2022 selections are open for photographic projects themed Urban Photography to be exhibited at the 2023 edition of Trieste Photo Days.
The works received will be selected by a special-guest: Tony Gentile, Sicilian photographer famous for reporting on the Mafia wars (his photo of judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino taken a few months before their death became iconic).
Gentile will choose the best project, which he will announce and personally comment live at Trieste Photo Days on Sunday 30 October 2022, in Sala Xenia. The winning project will result in a solo exhibition that dotART will produce, set up and present at Trieste Photo Days 2023, hosting the winning photographer for two nights.
To 2-3 of the best projects, Tony Gentile will also send a short written professional advice, in order to offer the photographer a moment of verification and comparison, as well as tips and advice for growth.
» Awards for Best Project at Trieste Photo Days 2023
- Organization of a talk with the author
- 2-night stay for 2 people
- Publication of an extract of the project in the Festival Catalog
- Selections are open from 4 to 23 October 2022 and aimed at both professional and amateur photographers
- Photographers must register and upload their projects to the association’s platform my.exhibitaround.com (after login, click the button “Submit your projects”)
- To participate in the selection, a registration fee of 20 € per project is required
- Projects must concern the theme of the exhibition: Urban Photography
- Projects can contain a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 20 images
- Each author can participate with as many projects as wished
- We accept both color and black and white photos
- Projects and portfolios may be accompanied by a brief description/presentation, which Exhibit Around reserves the right to modify, edit and/or not publish
- Photos must not contain signatures, watermarks or frames
- To make sure that the order of the photos is correct, add the numbers in the desired sequence to the file name (eg “filename03.jpg”, “08filename.jpg”, …)
- The winning project will be announced Sunday 30 October 2022, at Sala Xenia, during Trieste Photo Days
- Each photographer retains the moral and intellectual property rights on their works nominated for the Call. Each author grants the dotART association the non-exclusive right to use the winning/selected images to promote/advertise the association’s non-profit activities, upon official communication to the author (whose name will always be attributed to the work)
» Technical characteristics of the images
- JPG format
- RGB color mode
- Single files must be less than 9 MB each
- Smallest side minimum size: 2000px / longest side maximum size: 6000px
- The filename (filename.jpg) must not contain special characters (accents, apostrophes, symbols, etc.)
- PayPal to email@example.com or paypal.me/dotart
- Bank transfer to dotART – IBAN IT43F0306909606100000010209 – BIC/SWIFT Code: BCITITMM (reason: “Tony Gentile selections + Your name and surname”)
Tony Gentile began his profession as a photojournalist in 1989 in Palermo, the city where he was born, collaborating with the local newspaper and at the same time with the Sintesi photo agency in Rome. Thanks to this, in 1989 he began to publish his photographs in major Italian and foreign newspapers and magazines and in 1992 he began a collaboration with the international press agency Reuters.
The beginning of his career corresponds with the tragic attack of the mafia on the state that culminated in the attacks of 1992. Tony talks about that war clearly, without ever taking his eyes off the daily life of his city and his people. He coldly recounts the massacres, the strong reaction of the healthy part of the city that rebels against mafia violence and the reaction of the state that culminates in the arrests of the biggest bosses of Cosa Nostra. This long reportage was then the main theme of his book “The war – a Sicilian story” – and Postcart – published in 2015 and of the new volume “Sicily 1992 Light and memory” and Silvana Editoriale published in 2022.
From 1997 to 2003 he divides himself between freelance work, which leads him to work for the major Italian and foreign newspapers, and the profession of photography teacher. In 2003 he moved to Rome where he became a member of the Reuters staff for which he will work around the world until 2019. During these 16 years he has covered current affairs, sport and costume stories of an international nature, photographing 3 Popes during their travels apostolates around the world and important sporting events such as world football championships and the Olympics.
Now that he has left the frenetic world of current affairs photojournalism, he dedicates himself to slower projects, both photographic and video-documentary, to the realization of workshops and is strongly engaged in an awareness campaign for the modification of the Italian law on the right of author.