dotART cultural association through the Exhibit Around platform and together with Trieste Photo Days festival, has extended their open call deadline for the project Short Street Stories. You can now enter the contest until February 28, 2019! If you are a street storytelling legend (or you’ve at least captured a few legendary shots) head over to enter.
Here’s what you need to know about the contest:
Exhibit Around says, “We are looking for street photographers to participate with single photos and/or projects/portfolios with a humorous and satirical look at contemporary society.” They suggest taking inspiration from works by Martin Parr and members of the In-Public, Un-posed and Burn My Eye collectives. The goal is to capture “”anthropological” photography with an ironic slant, able to tell through a new perspective [a story of] the modern world, social differences and changes in progress. Not surprisingly, Martin Parr will be the main guest of the 2019 edition of Trieste Photo Days and Short Street Stories wants to be a small tribute to the sardonic style of the great British photographer.”
What can winners expect?
“The best photos and series will converge in a prestigious photographic volume and will create a series of “Short Street Stories”. The volume will be presented during the Trieste Photo Days opening weekend (end of October 2019). A selection of the best photos will become part of a big international collective exhibition, which will always be held within the festival. The project’s special guest will be British photographer Nick Turpin!”
Pretty cool contest to enter if you ask us. Get the details straight from the source and upload your images at this link.
If you need some storytelling tips to take your street images to the next level, check out these SPM resources:
- Interview with Nancy Lehrer (who had some excellent storytelling tips!)
- Free eBook about Street Photography and Storytelling by Marie Laignneau
- Street Photography as Storytelling by Andrej Zwitter
Still not sure your images have what it takes? Why not think about doing a photo critique session with us? You can get all the details on that here.