REACT!

IN COLORS PROJECT

IN COLORS PROJECT is an open path. Its definition will emerge through the lens of those who explore digital photography as Art and Reflection. Until January 20, 2022, recognized and emerging photographers, professional and amateur, of any nationality, are invited to propose their work for an exhibition receptive to all aesthetics. The application is free of charge.

The multicultural and inclusive character of IN COLORS PROJECT is underlined, in this first edition, with the choice of the theme React! It is a challenge that stimulates and unsettles, without conditioning visions. We are reactive beings. And we are beings of a time and place. From here on, we launch the challenge for umpteenth interpretations.

With this invitation, Lumicroma shows the will to create opportunities for photographers. The selected authors will have a platform for communication and promotion of their work. In addition to this continued support, a cash prize of 3,000 euros will be awarded, offered by Special Insurance and Boavista Mediação de Seguros.

what we experience stays on the retina

The IN COLORS PROJECT starts from the reflection on the democratization of photography and, on the flip side, the banalization resulting from unbridled sharing. It also results, inevitably, from the experience of the pandemic. Mirroring these realities, it will always be a manifestation of life and reaction, a space for convergence and contrast - with all the shades, in color and black and white.

So why "in colors"? Because color is an element of communication and memory, even when it is absent. It instigates and reveals emotions, completes identity, is differentiation and fusion.

The exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT - React! will be inaugurated in March 2022, on the new Lumicroma website, a platform focused on the valorization of photography and the promotion of its authors. In a date and place to be indicated, it is our desire to make the physical presentation of the project.

IT ALL STARTS IN THAT LOOK.

Your vision matters.

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rules

INVITATION TO PHOTOGRAPHERS

IN COLORS PROJECT is an open path. Its definition will emerge through the lens of those who explore digital photography as Art and Reflection. Recognized, emerging or still unknown photographers, of any nationality, are invited to propose their work for an exhibition receptive to all aesthetics.
The multicultural and inclusive character of IN COLORS PROJECT is underlined, in this edition, with the theme React! It is a challenge that stimulates and unsettles, without conditioning visions. We are reactive beings. And we are beings of a time and place. From here on, we launch the challenge for umpteenth interpretations.

The exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT - React! will be inaugurated in March 2022, on the new Lumicroma website, a platform for the valorization of photography and its authors.
 

1. OPEN CALL

1.1. These Rules stipulate the terms and conditions of application and participation in the IN COLORS PROJECT, an initiative of Lumicroma aimed at recognized, emerging or still anonymous photographers.
1.2. By application we mean the proposal of photographic works for the group exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT, under the theme React!, to be inaugurated in March 2022 at the reformulated website lumicroma.com.
1.3. Participation in the IN COLORS PROJECT is completely free. As such, the formalization of the application is free of charge.
1.4. This is an independent initiative, separated from political and party ideologies, philosophies and religions. However, all themes can be approached as objects of Art and Reflection.
 

2. APPLICATION AND CALENDAR

2.1. The application to the IN COLORS PROJECT is open to anyone over the age of 18, of any nationality, who communicates through photography, regardless of their education or curriculum. As such, professional and amateur artists and photographers, recognized, emerging or totally unknown talents, are invited to participate.

jury

Carlos Cezanne
Carlos Cezanne
Porto (PT), 1959
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Henrique Silva
Henrique Silva
Paredes (PT), 1933
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Hugo Lima
Hugo Lima
Trofa (PT), 1983
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Ivo Guimarães
Ivo Guimarães
Porto (PT), 1978
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Maria João Cortesão
Maria João Cortesão
Coimbra (PT), 1970
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Paulo Pimenta
Paulo Pimenta
Porto (PT), 1967
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Rui Poças
Rui Poças
Porto (PT), 1966
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academy

Travel Photography
Travel Photography

Trainer: Hugo Lima
Format: online
General Public
Free Masterclass
Scheduled date: March 2022

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Editorial photography
Editorial photography

Trainer: Carlos Cezanne
Format: online
General Public
Free Masterclass
Scheduled date: March 2022

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LUMICROMA workshop
LUMICROMA workshop

Trainer: Sandra Maria Teixeira
Format: presential
Public: from 5 years old on
Workshop: 25 euros
Scheduled date: June 2022

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Cyanotype workshop
Cyanotype workshop

Trainer: Sandra Maria Teixeira
Format: presential
General Public
Workshop: 25 euros
Scheduled date: June 2022

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FAQ IN COLORS PROJECT

It is an initiative without borders, launched by Lumicroma, to promote photography and its authors. Through a Call for Proposals, the works that will integrate the exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT are sought.

To people over 18, of any nationality, interested in making their artistic approach to photography known. Part of the IN COLORS PROJECT concept is to promote the meeting between renowned, emerging, or still totally unknown talents, and through their works manifest the coexistence of cultures, styles, and aesthetics.

Yes. Under the theme Reac!, receptive to infinite interpretations, different photographic styles and the most diverse aesthetics will be considered.

No. It would be an easy way for Lumicroma to get financial return for a project that involves a large investment, but no. There are no fees. The entire application process and participation in the IN COLORS PROJECT is free.

Call for Proposals, from December 9, 2021 to January 20, 2022. This is the period considered for the submission of works, through the online Form. The application process is carried out, exclusively, through this website.
Pre-selection, evaluation and selection of the works, until the end of February 2022. The photographs that comply with the Regulation will be evaluated by an independent jury.
Exhibition Opening: March 2022, at the launch of Lumicroma's new digital platform.

YES! The IN COLORS PROJECT concept developed in the middle of the pandemic. It owes its name to the desire to overcome uncertainty. It also stems from the need to support photographers by providing them with a platform for visibility and opportunity. So, yes: we want to see the present and the future "in color", which includes extraordinary black and white visions.

Each applicant (the author himself) may submit up to ten photographs, but one is enough for the application to be valid. In other words, the number of photographs is not an evaluation criterion.

Please do not include watermarks on your images. While we recognize that you want to protect the authorship of your work, it is no longer common practice to add watermarks to images shared online, and it can, at worst, negatively affect your impact and correct reading by the IN COLORS PROJECT jury.
We guarantee that we will only publish low resolution images, always indicating the name of the photographer, and only of the works that will be selected for the Exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT - React! and/or integrated into the future Lumicroma Gallery.

The technical and artistic quality. The creativity, the difference in vision. The relevance of the message. The visual and emotional impact of the work. The invitation to reflect and to be dazzled.

It is not a reason for selection or exclusion. In the application form, there is space for the artist's presentation. This data, however, will not be considered in the evaluation of the photographs. In fact, the jury will not have access to them in the evaluation process. Each photo will be evaluated on its own.

The IN COLORS PROJECT is not a competition. However, the stimulation of artistic creation and the exposure of talent, along with the creation of opportunities for photographers, justifies various forms of distinction:

IN COLORS PROJECT Award
- 3.000,00 (three thousand euros)
Prize Sponsors: Special Insurance and Boavista Mediação Seguros.
More than a pecuniary prize, it will be the special distinction to be attributed to a single work (chosen by the Jury among all the selected works) and the praise to its author.
- Artist's Page in Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery.
- Publication of an article in Lumicroma Magazine (on the future website, as of March 2022) about the "winner" and his/her work.
- Feature publication on social networks.

Honorable Mention (up to two)
- Publication of an article in Lumicroma Magazine about the author and the work awarded.
- Highlighted publication in Lumicroma's social networks.
- Artist's Page on Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery.

IN COLORS PROJECT Selection
Around 40 works will be selected for the IN COLORS PROJECT - React! exhibition.
- All authors with selected works will benefit from Lumicroma's promotion channels: visibility in the future digital platform, a trilingual website dedicated exclusively to Photography and Photographers; identification in contents (individual or as a whole) in social networks; identification in institutional promotion dossiers and in the media.
- Artist's Page at Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery (to be created for each represented author during the first three months of the online exhibition).
- Commercialization of the selected works in Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery (Limited Edition with Fine Art print).
- Participation of the selected works in the physical exhibition of the IN COLORS PROJECT - React! (date and place to be determined in due time).

On the future website of Lumicroma, for an indefinite period. However, the possibility of a physical exhibition is not excluded (we will give news in due course).

First of all, congratulations! You will receive an email with complete instructions when this happens, and we will talk to you throughout the process.
You will be asked for a high resolution version of the artwork, along with some other details.
We will then formalize the terms of sale for your selected artwork and draw up the appropriate contracts and authorizations.

All photographers who have submitted one or more works to the IN COLORS PROJECT will receive a response.
The decision will be communicated to the selected applicants during February 2022.
Lumicroma guarantees the confidentiality of the information provided in each application. As such, only the names of the authors whose work has been selected for the Exhibition will be disclosed.

In the registration form, you can choose what you want: for Lumicroma to delete your data, including the works you have submitted to PROJECTO A CORES, or for Lumicroma to save them. For this second option, there is the possibility that the author will be contacted later for the entry of his work in Lumicroma Gallery space (if his/her work has quality and if that is he/her desire).

Absolutely! For Lumicroma, respect for copyright is crucial. The work belongs to whoever created it.Lumicroma simply assumes itself as a promoter of the author's work and as a platform for its dissemination and marketing, being granted a license to use it for specific purposes, referred to in the Rules of IN COLORS PROJECT).

In the context of the IN COLORS PROJECT Call for Proposals, Lumicroma can only use the works that are selected for the Exhibition. In this case, the photographs can integrate the communication strategies of Lumicroma, always with the attribution of authorship credits, always with the purpose of promoting the work and its author.

 

The works selected for the IN COLORS PROJECT Exhibition will be for sale in the future Gallery space at www.lumicroma.com. They will be available as a limited edition, for Fine Art print.

The base price of the work is defined jointly by the author and the Lumicroma curatorial team.

No. The author can present/trade other pictures of himself in other galleries or promotion/trading spaces. The exclusivity contract applies only to photographs on display in Lumicroma Gallery or in an exhibition held by Lumicroma (in this second case, exclusivity covers the first twenty-four months from the opening day).

It is co-financed by Compete 2020, Portugal 2020 and the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

It is a project for the valorization of photography, be it digital, analog or hybrid. Initially focused on research and development of artistic processes based on "green" chemical methods of photo development, Lumicroma has evolved into a more comprehensive concept. The new challenges will be mirrored in its new digital platform, which will be launched in the first quarter of 2022. The IN COLORS PROJECT is both the dynamo and the reflection of this transformation.

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