OPEN CALL

“The Human Ambient”

Deadline for the submissions of the works is 26 June 2021

OPEN CALL

“The Human Ambient”

Deadline for the submissions of the works is 26 June 2021 

“ Matiff “, Matera A in F F is pleased to announce the opening of the prestigious Photography Contest “ The Human Ambient “ with the sponsorship of the Region of Basillicata as well as with the most important regional, national and European Institutions in order to promote the culture, tourism and preservation of the territory.

The Contest arises from the famous artistic landscapes of the city of Sassi in Matera and it’s addressed to Master, Amateur and School sections under the Artistic Direction of Raffaele Petralla – famous documentary photographer.

The Theme. ‘’The Human Ambient ‘’ is focused on the exploration of a human’s nature that undertakes a journey of the knowledge and discovery of itself in respect to the surrounding environment – an internal journey that starts with an observation of the outside ( external ) world. Within this external perspective, it glimpses the sense of infinity that has always encouraged mankind to overcome its own limits. A visual story of the human dimension which is, by quoting Hildegard von Bingen, “a drop of the water crossed by the shapes of the world” that is reflected by the universe. The journey of knowledge opens the gaze to different perspectives and to a renewed awareness of the nature’s value. A visual story of this different contemporaneity and environment is being understood in its broadest sense, with its changed territories and landscapes, non-places and its solitary but more peaceful and less noisy atmospheres. A narrative of these, probably more silent times that can make life to resemble a natural laboratory extremely useful for understanding the effects of humans on the planet and to design more effective responses to the biodiversity crisis that man is largely responsible for.

AWARDS
Master: 1° AWARD – 1000,00 € 2° AWARD – 500,00 € 3° AWARD – 250,00 €
SCHOOLS AND AMATEURS: personalized award trophy

The Theme. ‘’The Human Ambient ‘’ is focused on the exploration of a human’s nature that undertakes a journey of the knowledge and discovery of itself in respect to the surrounding environment – an internal journey that starts with an observation of the outside ( external ) world. Within this external perspective, it glimpses the sense of infinity that has always encouraged mankind to overcome its own limits. A visual story of the human dimension which is, by quoting Hildegard von Bingen, “a drop of the water crossed by the shapes of the world” that is reflected by the universe. The journey of knowledge opens the gaze to different perspectives and to a renewed awareness of the nature’s value. A visual story of this different contemporaneity and environment is being understood in its broadest sense, with its changed territories and landscapes, non-places and its solitary but more peaceful and less noisy atmospheres. A narrative of these, probably more silent times that can make life to resemble a natural laboratory extremely useful for understanding the effects of humans on the planet and to design more effective responses to the biodiversity crisis that man is largely responsible for.

AWARDS
Master: 1° AWARD – 1000,00 €
2° AWARD – 500,00 € 3° AWARD – 250,00 €
SCHOOLS AND AMATEURS: personalized award trophy

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