Il Varco invites you to join the Passepartout Photo Prize, an international photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers.
Our mission is to be your “Passe-partout” – which means a master key and also a framing method to enhance the power of the artwork within.
Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by awarding 1,000 euros in monetary prizes every year, organizing exhibitions in a fine art gallery in the heart of Rome, publishing annual catalogues, and providing other opportunities for emerging artists to be discovered by international audiences such as featuring them in our partners’ magazines. This is a perfect platform to start your artistic career on an international scale.
What makes our contest unique is that we collaborate with various professionals in the contemporary art and photography industries. Our jury is a diverse blend of photographers, editors, gallerist, curators and educators that bring kaleidoscopic perspectives into our selection process.
It is an open theme contest. Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes, digital collages and other mixed media) are accepted.
The application is open to photographers from all over the world without any age limit.
Passepartout embraces innovative and original approaches to contemporary photography.
We welcome various artistic languages applied to the photographic image, including, but not limited to, experimentation and fusion of different genres.
The annual exhibition will take place in Rome (Italy) every autumn. The exhibition will be hosted by 28 Piazza di Pietra Fine Art Gallery, an international gallery specialized in contemporary art of both emerging and established international artists. The gallery is located in the historic center of Rome where local and international visitors and art collectors gather. This modern gallery beautifully integrated and built on the ancient ruin of the Hadrian Temple structure is an impeccable site to display artworks of many genres.