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For the fifth consecutive year, the IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute and Zètema Progetto Cultura are organizing the IILA-FotoGrafia Prize, within the XI edition of FotoGrafia - International Festival of Rome (September 20 – November 10 2012), offering new Latin American talent the opportunity to participate in the festival alongside the discipline’s consecrated names.
A selection of the best works will be exhibited at Rome’s Contemporary Art Museum MACRO Testaccio, the prestigious exhibition space gives the Festival and the Prize a qualitatively high profile in the context of Rome cultural events.
The overall winner will be chosen from among those who win admission to the exhibition, and will receive a stay of a month in Rome. During the stay, the winner will develop a photographic project on Rome, which will be on show at the 2013 edition of the Festival, at the MACRO.
Participation in the prize is through a competition, whose theme this year is “WORK”. This theme has been an important topic in recent years and in the history of photography and will be reinterpreted with a great attention to differences and changes in the languages of photography and contemporary work. “WORK” is a classic theme of the documentary photography of the twentieth century which returns to the centrality of man, taking up a challenge that involves new languages and new narrations.
From this edition, there are two news to meet the numerous requests from interested photographers: raising the participation age from 35 to 40 years old and the submission of the project and documentation by e-mail to fotografia(at)iila.org
30 June 2012
Istituto Italo-Latino Americano
Via Giovanni Paisiello, 24
Tel: +39 06 68492.225/246
Fax: +39 06 6872834
IILA Photography Prize
For photographers from Latin America up to 40 years of age
Deadline: 30 June 2012