participation in the International Photo Competition
“M A R U B
2003” is an International Competition of the contemporary
photography organized in the Albanian National Gallery of Arts on 5
April 2003. This competition is opened with the
initiative of the National Gallery of Arts and with the financial
support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic
aims the promotion of the research in the field of contemporary
photography and the continuity of the wonderful tradition inherited
by the famous family Marubi dynasty in the Albanian Photography. For
the first time in this event they will be exposed in a special
section 30 works made by the photographer Bali, one of the pioneers
of the Albanian photography.
is open to participants from Albania and international ones that
will express their interest to participate.
Of course, the
establishment of such an international connection is necessary for
the Albanian photographers as in every field of art and culture. In
such a way the Albanian photographers will not only get in touch
with the worldwide contemporary experience in photography, but they
will have the possibility to endorse new dimensions of communication
and participation with the world of artistic photography.
We suggest you to participate in this competition with some of your
black and white works, which correspond to the vision of this
edition. We inform you that in line with the vision of this edition,
–Photography “polluted” by Art or Art “polluted”
by Photography-, our preference will be photographic
applications that witness creative courage, by exploring the large
margin of possibilities that this genre offers, and by provoking the
elimination of demarcation line which separates photography from
art, even if shorter than the timing of this edition of MARUBI 2003.
Here they are
some of the conditions for the eligibility of your applications for
the participation in the exhibition “Marubi 2003”.
The competition “Marubi 2003” is open to every artist in the field of
photography and does not have any age limit for the participants.
There are not criteria regarding the medium of photography
production work, the genre or the field of photography selected by
the artist as well.
are not special conditions for the dimensions of the works selected
submitted photos should belong to a period of creation from March
2002 - March 2003.
number of submitted photos should be no more than 3 (three). The
works should be matted and if possible framed, as well.
National Art Gallery will prepare the catalog of the exhibition,
which will be delivered to the participants. For this reason every
participant has to send via e-mail or CD photos of his works (10cm x
15 cm) 300 dpi, for the effect of the quality of the catalog.
selection of the participants will be done by a jury composed by
three members, personalities in the field of artistic photography.
The deadline for the submission of works will be 20 March 2003.
The photos should be sent in this address:
Galeria Kombëtare e Arteve, Bulevardi
“Dëshmorët e Kombit”, Tirana, Albania.
-What is the
exact address to send the photos?
Galeria Kombëtare e Arteve, bul “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, Tirana,
will be an exhibition as well or just a competition?
Both of them. We are having a competition and an exhibition also,
that will last one month.
-When will the
exhibition take place-from what date to what date?
5 April - 5 May
-What is the deadline for submission?
20 March 2003
are the conditions of the participation?
The photos should belong to a period of creation from March 2002
until March 2003. The number of the photos to participate should not
be more than 3 (three) and the works should be matted and if
possible, framed, as well.
-Should the submission be prints or slides?
Prints are preferable.
- What size
prints are required?
They are not limitations
-How many slides or prints should be
Maximum 3 (three).
acceptable Black & White photos or color also?
Black & White are preferable
-Should prints be sent with mattes or simply
send prints to be matted and framed by the organizer?
The works should be sent matted and framed by the artist himself.
-Is it possible
to send digital photos in the pre - selection phase just for
-Will the Gallery help to pay the cost of
-When it is
possible to have back the photos that will participate?
One month after the closure of the exhibition.
-Will the Gallery cover the expenses for
sending back the photos selected for the competition to the
-Will it be made
a catalog of the exhibition?
-How many participants are expected to