SPECIAL AWARD “PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE BRESCIANI VISUAL ART FEMALE”
IN THE CONTEXT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CALL “FREEDOM
“NEW DEADLINE 12 (CET) of 30 JULY 2021
The section of the prize is reserved exclusively for female photographers
INTRODUCTION / PURPOSE
With the “FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHY BRESCIANI VISUAL ART” Award, the Organizers want to turn on the lights by looking for the gaze of women, their photographic interpretation on a complex and nuance theme.
The meaning and desire for freedom for both men and women coincide and not only in needs, but also rights as well as duties, possibilities and opportunities, in the perception of oneself and of one’s own existence in a world that proceeds at different speeds and with safeguards often irreconcilable with the meaning and substance of an inalienable right such as freedom.
In the history of humanity, it is evident how much the female path has been and is scarred by too many wounds, limits, inequalities, atrocities. However, it is exactly in the centre of this oppression that women have been able to descend by seeking and finding within the self the necessary resources to create lateral, vertical and complex thinking.
Pioneering and rebellious women who were often forced to pay a very high price for their natural demand for freedom, have been able to invent creative languages, fundamental discoveries, become pioneers of original ideas and powerful and alarming actions.
The “FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHY BRESCIANI VISUAL ART ” Award wants to urge all photographers to write with their images the story of this courage, imagination, of the invisible, of curiosity, of the eccentricity they are capable of drawing on their history and what they observe and live every day to describe the conquered spaces, the dark areas, the pursued desires, the dreamed horizons today.
The selected works will participate in one or more group exhibitions at the Bresciani Visual Art Gallery in Rome during the “ROME PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 FREEDOM” event. In addition, the selected works can also be included in other exhibitions and / or events in the calendar of the International Call of “FREEDOM / AFTER LIFE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS”.