The International Theatre Photography «THEATRE EXPOSED-2022»
The International Theatre Photography
The International Theatrical Photography Competition THEATRE EXPOSED is held annually
and is dedicated to World Theatre Day.
Goals and objectives:
Celebration of the World Theatre Day, bringing together representatives of the theatrical
community around the globe, not only playwrights, directors, and actors, but also other numerous
professionals who connected their life with the stage – stage designers, dressers, artists,
musicians, illuminators, and photographers.
Participants of the Photo contest:
Anyone who loves the theatre can take part. Participation is free.
Dates of the Photo contest:
from August 01, 2021, to February 01, 2022
– art photo
– portrait photo
– movement in art (active movement, street theatre, immersive theatre)
– open category (theater during a pandemic, experimental photo)
The International Jury of the THEATRE EXPOSED-2022 competition included:
Yuri Mechitov (Tbilisi, Georgia) – the legendary Georgian photographer, author of many books,
including the photo album Sergey Parajanov. Chronicle of dialogue”;
Nina Alovert (New Jersey, USA) – master of ballet photography and theater critic, author and
designer of books and albums dedicated to ballet art and ballet workers;
Izya Shlosberg (Maryland, USA) – artist, writer, philosopher, founder of the Shiva-club creative
Elena Martynyuk (Ukraine-Russia) – Honored Photographer of the International Federation of
Photographic Art, Member of the European Union of Professional Photographers;
Jelena Vilt (Tallinn, Estonia) – photo-artist, theater photographer;
Sergey Zhdanovich (Minsk, Belarus) – photographer, artist;
Tatiana Liptuga (Odessa, Ukraine) – Director of the Odessa State Literary Museum, Honored
Worker of Culture of Ukraine;
Vera Solodova (Odessa, Ukraine) – Director of the Odessa State Museum of History and Local
Lore, Honored Worker of Culture of Ukraine;
Makinde Adeniran (Abeokut, Nigeria) – playwright, director, chairman of the National
Association of Nigerian Theater Arts (NANTAP Lagos state);
Ariel Cecilio Lemus Álvarez de la Campa (Havana, Cuba) – photographer;
Jovan Vidakovic (Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina) – photographer, participant and winner of
Reza Mozafari Manesh (Iran, Tehran) – photographer, participant and winner of the previous
⭕️ Conditions of the competition:
Each participant must register, fill out the form before February 01, 2022
Photos are accepted in the e-mail: email@example.com
No more than 5 photographs are accepted from each participant in each of the nominations.
All photos must be signed: Surname_Category (in Latin).
For example: Ivanov_art_1 or Ivanov_open_1 or Iavanov_mov_1 or Ivanov_port_1.
Photos must be accompanied by a separate text attachment with the title of the work, as well as a
full description indicating the production, location (theater), production director, actor (s), etc.
Stages of carrying out:
The first stage: from 01 August 2021 to 01 February 2022 – registration of participants and
acceptance of photographs for the Photo Contest.
Second stage: from February 01 to March 01, 2022 – evaluation of works by members of the
International Jury of the Photo Contest. Based on the voting results, the public announcement of
the long-list on the project’s Facebook page (Fb: @THEATRE EXPOSED).
The third stage: from 01 to 10 March 2022, everyone can vote for their favorite photo on the
project’s Facebook page (Fb: @THEATRE EXPOSED).
The fourth stage: the announcement of the winners on March 27, 2022 – on the World Theater
View by addresses marked Theatre Exposed-2022.
– from each participant no more than 5 photos are taken in each of the nominations;
– the photo must meet the following criteria: composition; artistry; the disclosure of the topic;
originality; foreshortening; nuances and details; rhythm; inspiration; emotionality; coloring; the
plot; key moment; dynamism.
– the photo must be high-quality, clear, the image file format, no more than 1.5 MB (2000 by
1500 px), the extension is only JPG, JPEG.
The competition is not allowed:
– collages, pictures with inscriptions, date, frames, filters, excessive processing in the graphics
– photos, copyrights to which belong to another person.
Winner’s reward ceremony
The winners are determined by the international jury, and a separate audience prize will be
selected by open voting on the contest page.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are awarded to the participants whose photos scored the most votes
and won by open voting.
The winner of the Grand Prix and prizes in all nominations are announced on March 27, 2022 at
a solemn ceremony dedicated to International Theatre Day.
Photos of the finalists will be published on the pages of partners and presented at exhibitions
within the framework of the International Theatre Day in partner organizations.
Copyright and intellectual property:
– participants in the photo contest guarantee their authorship of the photo they send; in the event
of any claims of third parties in relation to the said photograph, the participants undertake to
settle them on their own and at their own expense;
– sending a photo to the contest, the participants automatically confirm that they do not violate
copyrights and other intellectual rights, and bear full responsibility for this, according to the
legislation of Ukraine;
– the participants gratuitously grants the organizers the right to use the photograph on the
for the purpose of popularizing the contest and the author of the photograph;
– the fact of participation in this competition implies that its participants are acquainted and agree
with the listed items and with the terms of the user agreement;
– in everything that is not provided by these rules, the organizer and participants of the
competition are guided by the current Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights”.
The Regulations of the competition are subject to change.
Project page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/157152981673728/?ref=bookmarks