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concorso fotografico - immagina Lucca

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CONTEST

The Immagina Lucca photo contest is sponsored by UniCoop Florence in collaboration with Alinari, coordinated by Photolux Festival.

The theme of the contest is the city of Lucca, but it is not the “usual” photo contest about a city: in fact, both artists and photographers are called to participate in and the whole project is inspired by a particular object, a Lucca overview made in about 1870.
Starting from this hidden gem of the Alinari Archives, the contest asks to figure out Lucca on the continuous thread of time and to ideally continue the tour of the city by submitting three pictures. The historical overview is in fact a set of 12 boards, 3 of which are missing.


You are asked to submit 3 photographs or 3 images of works created on purpose through languages and freely chosen expressive techniques (from painting to comics to computer graphics).

The three images aim to metaphorically return the city as a whole: a real whole, imagined, emotionally perceived or dreamed.
One way to interpret the layers of history, the continuous thread of time that links the past and the present, the importance of roots in our personal history and in the creative potential in each of us.

Thus: Create, capture it, dream!

The Contest will end on September 30, 2016.

The place and date of the award ceremony and the exhibition will be announced on Photolux website.


SECTIONS OF THE CONTEST

The contest is divided into 3 sections:

PHOTOGRAPHERS - those who participate in this section will present three photo shots that tell their own vision of the city of Lucca, starting from the panoramic Alinari.
ARTISTS - those who participate in this section will present three images of works of art that tell their own vision of the city of Lucca, starting from the panoramic Alinari. Artists can use at their choice any kind of language or creative technique such as (but not limited to): painting, drawing, wall art, spray, sticker art, stencil, video projections, sculpture, comics, collage, computer graphics.
INSTAGRAMERS – this section is reserved for all the photographers who will publish at least 3 images on Instagram using compulsorily the following 4 hashtag: #ImmaginaLucca #UnicoopLucca #PanoramicaAlinari #Photolux16
Each participant may enroll in more than one section. The sections are open to anyone aged 18 and older, interested in participating.
The data related to participation and sending of photographs and works of art are available at the Regulation page.


AWARDS

The winners of each section will be awarded the following prizes.

PHOTOGRAPHERS Section

• The winner will receive a Fine Art print in limited edition (5 collectible copies) which reproduces in 1: 1 scale the work "circular Panorama of the City of Lucca and neighboring mountains" completed in its missing parts, by the images sent by the winner, with the estimated value of 1,000 euros.
• The winner will be granted a Coop shopping voucher worth 1,000 euro.
• The winning images will become part of the Alinari Collections, alongside the biggest names in photography.


ARTISTS Section

• The winner will receive a Fine Art print in limited edition (5 collectible copies) which reproduces in 1: 1 scale the work "circular Panorama of the City of Lucca and neighboring mountains" completed in its missing parts, by the images sent by the winner, with the estimated value of 1,000 euros.
• The winner will be granted a Coop shopping voucher worth 1,000 euro.
• The winning images will become part of the Alinari Collections, alongside the biggest names in photography.



INSTAGRAMER Section

• The winner will receive a Fine Art print in limited edition (5 collectible copies) which reproduces in 1: 1 scale the work "circular Panorama of the City of Lucca and neighboring mountains" completed in its missing parts, by the images sent by the winner, with the estimated value of 1,000 euros. • The winner will be granted a Coop shopping voucher worth 1,000 euro. • The winning images will become part of the Alinari Collections, alongside the biggest names in photography.


THE JURY

The photographs, anonymously submitted and marked just by one number assigned to them upon registration, thus ensuring the absolute impartiality of the vote, will be evaluated by a panel of experts identified by the organization, as follows:

AURELIO AMENDOLA: Throughout his long career, Aurelio Amendola has dedicated especially to photography of sculpture, documenting the work of the great Italian Renaissance masters such as Jacopo della Quercia, Donatello and Michelangelo. He also racked up a large gallery of portraits of the most famous authors of the last century, from De Chirico to Lichtenstein, from Pomodoro to Schifano, from Kosuth to Warhol. He has also created several monographs dedicated to the greatest sculptors and painters of the twentieth century, including those of Marino Marini, Kounellis and Burri.

ALBERTO CAMPANILE: After climbing the Dolomites, the Andes, Africa, the United States (three-way on El Capitan in Yosemite), the Himalayas, he has arrived to photography and journalism. For twenty years working with about sixty Italian and foreign magazines travel, architecture, gastronomy and of course mountaineering (Alp, Meridiani Montagne, Bell'Europa, Where, Routes and Places, Plein Air, Qui Touring, Voyage, Rutas del Mundo, ...). He has contributed to the publication of photography books and mountain guides. He is one of the photographers chosen by the Alinari Agency for the project Alinari Contemporary, Photography starts from Italy.

ALESSANDRA CAPODACQUA: photographer, she lives and works in Florence combining printing techniques and digital ancient techniques, including photography with mobile devices. Since the nineties her work has been focusing on the use of pinhole cameras and the toy room. She teaches Photography at New York University Florence, at IED Florence and at the Studio Marangoni Foundation. She has curated exhibitions of photography in Italy and abroad.

GABRIELE D'AUTILIA: He teaches Photography at the University of Teramo. He is the author of L'età giolittiana (1998), L'indizio e la prova: La storia nella fotografia (2001). For Einaudi he edited L'Italia del Novecento. Le fotografie e la storia (2005) and the Italian edition of the Dizionario della fotografia (2008). In 2012 he published, again for Einaudi, Storia della fotografia in Italia dal 1839 a oggi.

GIOVANNI POSSENTI: Was born in Lucca in 1971. He lives and works in Lucca. He devoted himself to drawing since he was a child. In his works we find an imaginary world, alternative to the real one, that comes from his inextinguishable passion for literature.


CULTURAL EVENTS RELATED TO THE CONTEST


Lectio Magistralis

All participants in the Contest are also given the opportunity to attend a Lectio Magistralis on the cityscape photography held by Alberto Campanile, photographer of the Alinari Contemporary staff and Gabriele D'Autilia.

Workshop

All participants in the contest are given the opportunity to participate for free on a series of 3 photography workshops edited by experts in photography. The first lesson will be held in the Archivio Fotografico Lucchese where you can get learn the history of photography through the photographic materials and equipment that mark significant moments in the history of the City. Next external lesson will explore styles and techniques of the urban landscape photography and a lesson aimed at deepening techniques, applications and methods of recovery and iPhoneography post-production.

Places and dates will be soon announced on this website.

The Exhibition

The best among 50 photographs and art works selected in the 3 sections will be hosted as part of an exhibition dedicated to the contest on the occasion of Photolux 2016.