The selections to participate at the PSPF 2016 are open. Deadline February 13, 2016
The photography projects selected will be exhibited at the PSPF 2016, to be held in Perugia 11 – 28 March.
The winners will be awarded with a Fuji X-T10 (XC16-50 mm)
PSPF BLINDSPOT Concept
We often talk about “blindness” as the inability of seeing through the eyes, yet the act of seeing cannot be reduced exclusively to a simple recording action. “Seeing” also means becoming aware of the reality through a process that goes from the acquisition of an image to its decoding and attribution of a meaning. The inability of seeing involves dramatic and relevant meanings, both at individual and social level. Emotional blindness represents a non-recognition/denial of personal emotions and can later evolve into emotional illiteracy, with serious consequences for the individual. Social blindness represents an extreme form of defense against anything that may upset a state of mental balance; and it could turn into individual or collective actions aimed at filtering and modifying information, resulting in a complete closure to what appears as a threat to the individual, the society and the social and political systems. The challenge is to maintain a clear perspective when the only certainty is determined by the truth, which is what makes us free to accept ourselves and others without a game of projections or idealizations.
This theme is connected with the work already carried out during the previous occasions of the PSPF: Social Photography as a means of exposure and reflection, of redemption of individual and collective identities, of giving voice to “outsiders” and therefore of social inclusion; Therapeutic Photography as a means of reactivation of the perception and of the inner personal stimulus, especially where communicative difficulties arise, which starts a process of self-awareness and self-exploration.
1 ) Social Photography;
2 ) Therapeutic Photography.
Submissions must be sent not later than February 13th 2016 (23.59 CET – Central European Time).
The official announcement of the winners will take place within the day February 18, 2016 via website, Facebook and the newsletter of the festival.
CALL FOR ENTRY 2016
Call for Entry 2016
EFFE Label 2015-2016
We are really proud and honored to announce that the PSPF (Perugia Social Photo Fest) has been recognized by EFFE International Jury to receive the EFFE Label 2015-2016 (EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe is initiated by the European Festival Association)
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