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We are delighted to announce that Slideluck Gazebook will come back to Sicily on Saturday 9th September 2017, during Gazebook: Sicily Photobook Festival!

The show is curated by Alejandro Acin (Creative Director Photobook Bristol; Founder and Director IC Visual Lab; Designer and Editor ICVL Studio), Natasha Christia (Teacher and Curator) and Marco Paltrinieri (Co-Founder Discipula).

Like the first edition, Slideluck Gazebook will take place open-air at Punta Secca (Ragusa, Sicily – Italy) where the Sicily Photobook Festival will be organised. The screening will occur on Saturday night, in a small square besides the beach, under the light-house!




For the screening, Slideluck Gazebook is welcoming photographic bodies of work and multimedia submissions that suit “When Photobooks make love with Multimedia”.

The challenge of Slideluck Gazebook will be to find a connection between photobooks and multimedia through your creativity as movie director: disassemble your photobook and let’s see how your images and text can dance on the rhythm of the right soundtrack!

Moreover, if you have a body of work that fits the main theme of Gazebook 2017 festival, you’ll have more chances to get selected. In fact, 8 out of 16 artists will be chosen according to this theme: “Winners write history. They have the power, they rule, they are ever more violating any kind of civil right. It’s time to think how photographers and visual artists could react in order to question if images and photo-essays might still influence our society as tool of resistance. That’s the time to start an active, political, shared conversation, although avoiding any propaganda aim”.


For this edition of Slideluck Gazebook we are mainly looking for multimedia that are inspired from any kind of photobook: published, dummy, zine, self-published, hand-made, on-demand, even your journal or sketchbook! Include the info of your “photobook” at the start/end of the multimedia to promote it to the line-up of Gazebook that will attend the show.

However, even if you don’t have any kind of photobook yet, but you would like to make one, then you are still welcome to join the call. Try to create your ideal photobook into a multi-narrative video to impress our panel guest: “Fuck! This might be a great photobook!”.

Remember that we are not looking for slow, boring, pages-browsing videos or just flat slideshows! Use instead the potentiality of multimedia and his languages to transform your project from photobook to multimedia, from bookbinding to video/clip-binding, creating a sort of trailer!

Slideluck Gazebook is not only an important chance to show your photobook to the jury during the call. In fact, the 16 finalists will be screened in front of the important Gazebook guest panel and the whole audience present during the screening night at the Sicily Photobook Festival.

The GUEST PANEL is composed by professionals that work in the photobook market with different roles useful for your project, such as Maarten Schilt (Publisher Schilt Publishing & Gallery), Issa Touma (photographer, director and film-maker), Jason Fulford (Photographer and publisher J&L Books), Colin Pantall (Teacher, Writer, Photographer), Daria Birang (Artist, Editor and Curator), Valentina Abenavoli and Alex Bocchetto (Publishers, AkinaBooks), Vasantha Yogananthan (Photographer and publisher Chose Commune), Alejandro Acin (Creative Director Photobook Bristol; Founder and Director IC Visual Lab; Designer and Editor ICVL Studio), Natasha Christia (Teacher and Curator), Mariateresa Salvati (Teacher and Founder Slideluck Editorial), Federica Chiocchetti (curator, writer and founder #Photocaptionist), Marco Paltrinieri (Co-Founder Discipula), and other more to be confirmed!

This is an opportunity for photographers to have their work/photobooks screened and promoted in a unique environment in front of an important panel guest!

Submissions will be accepted until the 21st of August, 2017.



Finally, we are also happy to offer some more rewards for those who will be selected amongst the 16 finalists:

NEW PRIZE! Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine, will pick one finalist to be featured on APERTURE!

1. Your submission is free if you'll sign-up for a workshop organised by Gazebook before the deadline. Send an email to slideluck@gazebook.com for your free submission;

2. The first winner (selected by the guest panel during the screening night) will be invited as Official Guest for the following edition of Gazebook 2018 (TBC) to give an Evening Talk about his photobook in front of the guest panel and audience / food and accommodation included, flight not included;

3. One finalist will have an exhibition produced by Gazebook and displayed at the following edition of Gazebook 2018 (TBC) / food and accommodation included, flight not included;

4. One finalist will join for free this Workshop Gazebook: Jason Fulford - A Million Preachers / The winner will be chosen by Jason Fulford (or the jury) 3 weeks before the workshop – if he’s signed-up already, he will be refunded;

5. One finalist will join for free La Ricerca del “NEO di Bellezza”: a cura di Maria Teresa Salvati / The winner will be chosen by Maria Teresa Salvati 3 weeks before the workshop – if he’s signed-up already, he will be refunded;

6. The jurors Alejandro Acin, Natasha Christia and Marco Paltrinieri will choose a finalist each for a free 1-2-1 portfolio review;

7. Labò Educational Prize: Spazio Labo' school in Bologna (Italy) will choose one finalist that will join for free two weekends of their Master in Photobook Making: http://www.spaziolabo.it/corsi-di-alta-formazione-in-fotografia/master-photo-bookmaking

Finally, the best finalists will chosen by Maria Teresa Salvati to be featured on Slideluck Editorial!



There is a € 10,00 fee per submission.

The fee is an important, but still cheap, contribute to help the organisation of Gazebook – Sicily Photobook Festival. It’s our way to ask your sustain for a free-cost, no-profit, festival that takes place thanks to few, small, private sponsors. Submitting your work/photobook is a different way to make a crowdfunding that help both Gazebook and your photobook. Gazebook aims to become ever more important for the diffusion of photography in Sicily through the language of photobooks.

For inquiries about Slideluck Gazebook please email us at gazebook@slideluck.com

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Digital Image Guidelines:

File Type: JPEG

Colorspace: sRGB

Pixel Dimensions: Minimum of 1024×768, we highly recommended to submit images that are at least 1080 pixels in height.

Please also make the following slides as jpegs at 1440 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high:

1 – Title slide with your name (and the title of the project if applicable) for the beginning of your slideshow

2 – Music credit slide

3 – End slide with your contact info or representation

Multimedia Submissions:

We accept only Quicktime .mov and .mp4 files with the following specifications:

– compressed with the h.264 codec
– at least 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high. We strongly recommend that you submit video at full High Definition resolution- 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high.
– running 30 or 29.97 frames per second for events in North America and Japan, 25 frames per second in all other countries
– under 300MB
– no longer than 5 minutes, maximum

Please make sure that your piece begins with a clear title card, including your name, and ends with proper credits including contact information and music credit.

We cannot accept Soundslides files, flash files, or other formats.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us at: submissions@slideluck.com.

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