Open Call

YPIA Call #2

Ragusa Foto Festival and the Academy of Fine Arts of Catania launch the II edition of Young Photographers from Italian Academies to promote the most innovative researches of young authors selected from the Academies of Fine Arts, ISIA, Italian Universities and public and private institutions of tertiary level, to participate in the contest.

The twelve projects and among them the first four classified will be decreed on the basis of expressive quality and artistic research by a special jury composed of leading figures in the world of visual arts including:

Rosario Antoci, artist, coordinator of the contest YPIA, ABA CT teacher, member of the scientific committee of the Festival;

Gianluigi Colin, artist, art director, art critic cover editor of La Lettura - Corriere della Sera;

Yvonne De Rosa, photographer and founder of Magazzini Fotografici - Naples;

Elena Volpato, curator and board member of Blurring the Lines.

All the twelve finalist projects will be included in the catalog Young Photographers from Italian Academies #2 produced by the Academy of Fine Arts of Catania.
For the first four classified works will be set up an exhibition produced by the Festival that will be on display from October 22 to November 20 in the halls of Palazzo La Rocca in Ibla, pearl of the iblean baroque UNESCO heritage.

Deadline: July 9th 2022
Finalists announcement: July 23rd 2022

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Call Young Photographers from Italian Academies #2 (.pdf)


Discover the first edition of Young Photographers from Italian Academies

Urbanautica Call

Thanking all those who participated by sending their works to the call Harmony. A search for mutual understanding, there are 20 winning finalists who will be included in the large group exhibition set up in Sicily, in Ibla in the ancient Palazzo Cosentini, from July 21 to August 28, 2022.
For the fourth year in a row, many people participated in the Ragusa Foto Festival and Urbanautica contest, which is now always very popular so that young photographers from all over the world can recover new spaces for comparison and recognition of their creativity and put themselves on the line with their technical skills and through their acquired photographic language.

Additional selected projects are published on the Urbanautica website and additional special mentions are included that we feel are important for the topics covered and for our future research.

Deadline: April 25, 2022

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Urbanautica Open Call