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«The Window», Vitaliano Vitali (Italy) Street Photography

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» THE CONTEST / IL CONCORSO Daily life in the city captured in street photography: instant images, capable of telling a story woven into the urban fabric. An international stage on which to get noticed for professional and amateur photographers. A series of ”travelling” exhibits. URbAn is an international contest of street photography promoted by dotART. dotART is a cultural association based in Trieste, Italy, with years of experience working in the field of artistic photography and the visual arts. URbAn looks for talent and quality both among professional and amateur photographers, offering them an international stage from which to get noticed. The highest placing photos in the competition will take part in series of “travelling” photography exhibits. Since 2011 URbAn exhibits were held in Trieste, Poland (Krakow), hungary (budapest and Miskolc) and Colombia (bucaramanga).

URbAn 2013 edition has seen more than 1,500 photos for nearly 500 participants all around the world. In addition to Italy: USA, Australia, Colombia, Great britain, Poland, hungary, Spain, Germany and others. A prize pool of over € 3,000, including publication of the photos in prestigious photographic portals including the Photography section of LaStampa.it and italian photography online magazine Fotografia.it.

La vita quotidiana della città vista attraverso la street photography: immagini immediate, in grado di raccontare una storia ambientata nel tessuto urbano. Un palcoscenico internazionale da cui farsi notare per fotografi professionisti e amatoriali. Un circuito di mostre fotografiche ”itineranti”. URBAN è un concorso internazionale di street photography promosso da dotART, associazione culturale di Trieste che opera da anni nel campo della fotografia artistica e delle arti visive. URBAN ricerca talento e qualità sia tra i fotografi professionisti che amatoriali, offrendo loro un palcoscenico internazionale da cui farsi notare. Le migliori foto classificate del concorso URBAN entrano infatti a far parte di un circuito di mostre fotografiche ”itineranti”. Dal 2011 sono state allestite mostre di URBAN a Trieste, in Polonia (Cracovia), Ungheria (Budapest e Miskolc), Lettonia (Riga) e Colombia (Bucaramanga).

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L’edizione 2013 del concorso ha visto più di 1.500 foto in gara per quasi 500 partecipanti da tutto il mondo (record assoluto per il contest). Oltre all’Italia: Stati Uniti, Australia, Colombia, Gran Bretagna, Polonia, Ungheria, Spagna, Germania e altri. In palio un montepremi di oltre 3.000 €, comprensivo di pubblicazione delle foto su prestigiosi portali fotografici tra cui la sezione Fotografia de LaStampa. it e il portale specializzato Fotografia.it.

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 THE JURY Over the years, URBAN’s jury has played host to numerous personalities from the world of art and photography. Italian hip hop singer Frankie Hi-NRG MC, illustrator Massimo Giacon, graphic designer Michael Samuel and many others have chosen to link their names to this international event. 2013 eDITIon JURY Guido Steenkamp [Germany] he has been photographing in the streets of berlin, Vienna and new York to document life in its candid moments.

Inez Baturo [Poland] Artist photographer, translator, gallerist, publisher, editor. She is one of the organizers of FotoArtFestival, and co-owner of the baturo Publishing house since 1991

Ilona Pulkstene [Latvia] There is no photographic genre that has not tempted her. She has photographed everything, in color or black and white, in studio or outdoors, with a preference for black and white portraits.

Giancarlo Torresani [Italy] Director of the Teaching Department of FIAF, cultural operator in visual communication, critic and portfolio-reader expert.

Ronya Galka [Germany] She developed in London her own style of urban and street photography, depicting cityscapes and capturing scenes of urban life: moments of joy, solitude, love and despair.

Michael Ernest Sweet [Canada] Writer and street photographer, he divides his time between homes in Montreal and new York City. he published on Popular Photography Magazine, The evergreen Review and many more.

Massimiliano Morlotti [Italy] one of the biggest wedding photographers in Italy, his fine art work is exhibited in different art expositions, contemporary art galleries, museums, private and public art collections across the country.

Raimondo Musolino [Italy] bFI - honored in Meritorious Photography Italian, cultural operator in photography, artistic director of FotoArte Festival, an event with some exhibitions of the greatest Italian photographers like Gardin, Lucas, battaglia and Scianna.

Zbigniew Podsiadlo [Poland] Photographer since 1974, with a career full of important prizes in Poland, like ZPAF and FASFWP medals and awards, and the 150th Photography Anniversary Medal.

Gregory Panayiotou [Cyprus] Artist Photographer AFIAP, he is also member of Cyprus Photographic Society and Photographic Society of America.

Edoardo Agresti [Italy] he is official photographer of the nikon Professional Team, national level coordinator of the nikon School Travel, member of the prestigious american association Wedding Photojournalistic.

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» LA GIURIA Negli anni URBAN ha ospitato in giuria numerose personalità legate al mondo dell’arte e della fotografia. Frankie Hi-NRG MC, Massimo Giacon, Michael Samuel e molti altri hanno scelto di associare il loro nome a questa manifestazione di livello internazionale. GIURIA eDIZIone 2013 Guido Steenkamp [Germania] Ha fotografato per le strade di Berlino, Vienna e New York per documentare la vita nei suoi momenti più candidi. Ilona Pulkstene [Lettonia] Non c’è genere fotografico che non l’abbia tentata, ha fotografato di tutto, a colori o in bianconero, in studio o all’aperto, con una predilezione per i ritratti in bianco e nero. Ronya Galka [Germania] Sviluppa a Londra il proprio stile ”urbano” di Street Photographer, fotografando paesaggi urbani, momenti di gioia, solitudine, amore e disperazione. Massimiliano Morlotti [Italia] Tra i maggiori fotografi di matrimonio in Italia, ha esposto in prestigiose mostre come alla Triennale di Milano o alla Biennale di Lisbona e collaborato con diverse gallerie d’arte. Zbigniew Podsiadlo [Polonia] Fotografo dal 1974, una carriera ricca di premi importanti in Polonia, come le medaglie e i diplomi ZPAF e FASFWP, e la Medaglia dell’anniversario dei 150 anni della Fotografia.

Inez Baturo [Polonia] Fotografa artistica, traduttrice, gallerista, editore, editor. è tra gli organizzatori del FotoArtFestival, e co-proprietaria della casa editrice Baturo Publishing House dal 1991. Giancarlo Torresani [Italia] Direttore del “Dipartimento Didattica” FIAF, operatore culturale nell’ambito della comunicazione visiva, critico ed esperto in lettura di Portfolio. Michael Ernest Sweet [Canada] Scrittore e street photographer, divide il suo tempo tra Montreal e New York City. Ha pubblicato sulle riviste Popular Photography Magazine, The Evergreen Review e altre. Raimondo Musolino [Italia] Benemerito della Fotografia Italiana e operatore culturale nell’ambito della fotografia, direttore artistico di FotoArte, evento che ha ospitato mostre di Gardin, Lucas, Battaglia e Scianna. Gregory Panayiotou [Cipro] Artista Fotografo AFIAP, Membro della Cyprus Photographic Society e della Photographic Society of America.

Edoardo Agresti [Italia] Fotografo ufficiale del Nikon Professional Team, coordinatore a livello nazionale della Nikon School Travel, membro dell’associazione americana Wedding Photojournalistic.

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WINNING PICTURES


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«Awaiting», Veronika Horvath (hungary) Winner

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«Dancing In The Air», Jianwei Yang (Canada) 2nd

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«Mexico City», Camila Jurado (Mexico) 3rd

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» THEME #01

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Daily life in the city seen through artistic street photograpy: real, instant images that capture moments, people, faces, streets, buildings and other elements capable of telling stories woven into the urban fabric. The star of the show: the City.

La vita quotidiana della città vista attraverso le ”foto artistiche di strada”: immagini immediate, reali, che colgono scorci, persone, volti, strade, edifici e altri elementi in grado di raccontare una storia ambientata nel tessuto urbano. Protagonista assoluta la Città.


«Riflessi In Alexanderplatz», Roberto Cenci (Italy) 2nd place

I was only 13 years old at the time and my passion for photography was only meant for astrophotography. Only a few years after I began to focus on the goal that was extremely distant and intangible, to life extremely close to me. All days life. Avevo solo 13 anni e al tempo la mia passione per la fotografia era rivolta esclusivamente alla fotografia astronomica. Solo alcuni anni dopo cominciai a puntare l’obbiettivo da ciò che era estremamente lontano e impalpabile, verso la vita a me estremamente vicina. Quella di tutti i giorni. Roberto Cenci

«Cuba», Javier Arcenillas (Spain) 1st place

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To be a good street photographer you must not have features. Be hidden or visible, noisy or quiet, any merit or defect can lead to a step that can be not only beautiful, but above all full. Per essere un buon street photographer bisogna non porsi delle caratteristiche. Essere nascosti o in vista, rumorosi o silenziosi, ogni pregio o difetto può portare ad uno scatto che possa essere non solo bello, ma soprattutto pieno. Simone Sapienza

«Freedom», Simone Sapienza (Italy) 3rd place - Street Photography

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Street photography for me is a corollary to the real reportage. A moment of relaxation and concentration at the same time. The satisfaction of grasping a snapshot, of being able to ”see”. La street photography è per me un corollario al reportage vero e proprio. Un momento di relax e concentrazione allo stesso tempo. La soddisfazione di cogliere l’istantanea, di saper “vedere”. Umberto Sommaruga

«The Yard», Umberto Sommaruga (Italy) 4th place - Street Photography

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«Family ride», Yew Kiat Soh (Malaysia) 5th place - Street Photography

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If everyone is able to produce something you are creating a kind of language. And as with language, all share the same words, but only a few are poets. Se tutti sono in grado di produrre qualcosa si crea una sorta di linguaggio. E come accade per il linguaggio, tutti condividono le stesse parole, ma solo alcuni sono poeti. Nicola Esposito

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GEOMETRICS

The urban environment seen through the lens, tracing lines, contours, outlines, sinuous or asymmetric forms, geometric arrangements. Capturing with the artistic eye of the photograph particular images from the cityscape which surrounds us.

Quando l’ambiente urbano visto attraverso la lente dell’obiettivo disegna linee, sagome, profili, forme sinuose o asimmetriche, geometrie. Cogliere con l’occhio artistico del fotografo particolari immagini geometriche nella realtà cittadina che ci circonda.


«MACbA barcelona», Paul Davies (USA) 1st place – Geometrics

To be a good street photographer you need to give enough time to seek out the subjects you are looking for and also to let things unfold organically. Enough patience to give luck a chance. Per essere un bravo street photographer devi spendere abbastanza tempo per trovare i soggetti che cerchi e per far sì che le cose si sviluppino in modo organico. Devi avere abbastanza pazienza per dare una possibiltà alla fortuna. Paul Davies

«bronzes building», Daniele Zanoni (Italy) 2nd place – Geometrics

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«Sfera», Luca Corti (Italy) 3rd place – Geometrics

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«Geometrics», Shifra Levyathan (Israel) 4th place – Geometrics

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«Doppia Scala», Roberto Pestarino (Italy) 5th place – Geometrics

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I think the value of memory is at the basis of photography. Penso che il valore della memoria sia alla base della fotografia. Vito Alagna

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URBAN FASHION

Fashion Photography in the urban fabric. Contrary to street photography, here there’s no need to capture the moment, since it can actually be “created”. The setting for the fashion shoot must be the City, either real or reproduced as a set. The photographer is free to place his/ her subjects inside or outside, as long as the city context is ever present.

La Fotografia di Moda nel tessuto urbano. Contrariamente alla street photography qui non serve cogliere l’attimo ma è possibile “costruirlo”. L’ambientazione dello shooting di moda dovrà essere la Città, sia essa reale o ricostruita in un set. Il fotografo sarà libero di collocare i suoi soggetti sia in interni o esterni, a patto che il contesto cittadino sia sempre presente.


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«Caffè In Piazza», Nicola Esposito (Italy) 1st place – Urban Fashion

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I am looking for those moments of freedom that allow me to be alone with myself, walk around and enjoy the world, and at the same time to have the possibilty of thanking it photographing it and filtering it through my eyes, my heart, my brain and my emotions. Cerco quegli attimi di libertà che mi permettono di stare solo con me stesso, passeggiare e godermi il mondo, ma allo stesso tempo avere la possibilità di ringraziarlo fotografandolo e filtrandolo attraverso i miei occhi, il mio cuore, il mio cervello e le mie emozioni. Emilio Barillaro

«Untitled», Sergio Aveta (Italy) 2nd place – Urban Fashion

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I’m not a professional in the sense that photography does not provide me a living but I need it to live better. Non sono professionista nel senso che la fotografia non mi fornisce da vivere ma mi serve per vivere meglio. Nicola Esposito

«4 Amici», Riccardo Villa (Italy) 3rd place – Urban Fashion

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«Urban Fashion», Enrico Ghira (Italy) 4th place – Urban Fashion

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«Look At Me», Agostino Mansutti (Italy) 5th place – Urban Fashion

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

other photos


«Palermo, 2011», Vito Alagna (Italy)

«Senza Titolo», Lorenzo Fasola (Italy)

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«It’s Too Late», Michele Grassi (Italy)

«Santi e Fanti», Roberto Mugnaioli (Italy)

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«Pas De Trois», Armen Dolukhanyan (Ukraine)

«Wind And Rain», Josetxu Silgo (Spain)

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«new York», Camila Jurado (Mexico)

«Prague», Camila Jurado (Mexico)

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«Siesta. humahuaca, Argentina», Federico Redin (UK)

«India - Urban Cow», Massimo Ferrero (Italy)

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«La Vita Suona Sul Pentagramma», Renato Miletti (Italy)

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«25 Aprile», Fabio Pezzarini (UK)

«Pyonyang Metro», Matt Paish (UK)

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I always look for the ordinary and actual life of people whenever I travel. Ovunque vada cerco sempre la vita ordinaria della gente. Yew Kiat Soh

«Untitled», Davide Padovan (Italy)

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The ability to transform the ordinary in a interesting photo is the main aspect for a street photographer. L’abilità di trasformare il quotidiano in una foto interessante è l’aspetto principale di uno street photographer. Federico Redin

«Untitled», Emilio Barillaro (Italy)

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«L’obolo», Diego Ravalico (Italy)

«Coffe Makes You nervous», Stefano Armaroli (Italy)

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«Urban horror Story», Andrea Carboni (Italy)

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«black Sea Street», Sulakauri Daro (Georgia)

«budapest Cafè», Giancarlo Staubmann (Italy)

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GEOMETRICS

OTHER PHOTOS


«Volo Di Linea», Antonio Lovison (Italy)

«baviera 1», Giancarlo Rupolo (Italy)

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«A Couple», David Jakelic (Croatia)

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«After The Flood», Daniele Romano (Italy)

I am really attracted by the vision offered by the urban landscape and I like the idea of being able to select a part of it, in the attempt to create exciting and elegant geometries. Mi attira molto la visione d’insieme che il paesaggio urbano offre e mi piace l’idea di poterne sezionare una parte nel tentativo di creare stimolanti ed eleganti geometrie. Giuseppe Farcomeni

«Sinuosità», Elisabetta Lucido (Italy)

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«Spirituali Geometrie», Giuseppe Farcomeni (Italy)

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«Three Times Five», Andrea Corbetta (Italy)

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«Ventotene», Marco Palazzo (Italy)

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«Di Volta In Volta», Roberto Furlan (Italy)

«Perfect Symmetry», Sandro Bernardinello (Italy)

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«Il Cielo Quadrato», Lorenzo Linthout (Italy)

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«A Few Steps Left», David Jakelic (Croatia)

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«Interpenetration», Stefano Armaroli (Italy)

«Parlamento europeo», Leonardo Giustini (Italy)

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The streets of the city have always something to tell. I listen and try to capture that particular story that is touching my soul with my camera. Le strade della città hanno sempre qualcosa da raccontare. Io ascolto e cerco di immortalare, con la mia macchina fotografica, quel particolare racconto che sta toccando il mio animo. Andrea Corbetta

«over The Lines», Md Amanath Ullah Patwary Manon (Italy)

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«China», Mauro Vincenzi (Italy)

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«neglected homes», Frank Trimbos (holland)

«The harp», Giuseppe Falco (Italy)

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The photograph must be immediate, spontaneous, not built and must express the sensations of the portrayed instant. La fotografia deve essere immediata, spontanea, non costruita e deve esprimere le sensazioni dell’istante ritratto. Giancarlo Rupolo

«evening Is Coming», Roberto Ricciarelli (Italy)

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«London, Laban Dance Centre», Giovanni Presutti (Italy)

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URBAN FASHION

other photos


«bmx Chic, Youth *unposed», Harry Oliver (UK)

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«hyde Park Underwear», Enrico Ghira (UK)

«Diva», Mauro Vincenzi (Italy)

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«Portrait Session Mal», Mauro Pini (Italy)

«Life», Emanuela Lutzu (Italy)

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At the basis of my photography, there is the observation of the human element in the most comprehensive way as possible, with its implications, with its interactions, with its contrasts, with the desire of understanding more. Alla base della mia fotografia c’è l’osservazione dell’elemento umano nel modo più omnicomprensivo possibile, con le sue implicazioni, con le sue interazioni, con i suoi contrasti, col desiderio di capire di più. Michele Grassi

«berlin - Franzosischer Dom (Kathlyn - UK) Staatsballett berlin », Simone Ghera (Italy)

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«Pink Rabbit», Agostino Mansutti (Italy)

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URBAN 2013 Photo Contest - 4th edition catalogue  
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URBAN is an international contest of street photography promoted by dotART, a cultural association based in Trieste, Italy, with years of ex...

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