LIFE in the Time of Coronavirus by Roma Fotografia

LIFE in the Time of Coronavirus by Roma Fotografia

Deadline: August 3, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: participation in the exhibition, publication in the journal

The photographic call, Life in the Time of Coronavirus, has seen the participation of more than 4500 photographs from countries all over the world – Europe, Canada, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, China and Iran, to name a few, confirming the important testimony of an unprecedented historical moment, witnessed and captured firsthand by thousands of citizens around the world.

The scientific committee is constantly working on the selection of images that will become part of an exhibition and, due to the large number of participants in these last months, the anticipated deadline will be August 03th, 2020 (rather than August 30th).

This decision aims to guarantee all candidates uniform treatment and proper attention, in order to allow for the selection and participation within the traveling exhibition, which will be set within a cultural program, beginning with the Festival of Ethical Photography in Lodi.

We would like to enhance this extraordinary artistic heritage, which has collected unique experiences and moments of intimacy by bringing out unexpected talents.

For this reason, we are working on a great event: exhibitions that will initially move between Lazio, Lombardy and Campania and then travel further through a video that gathers evidence of this contemporary history. At the same time, meetings will be organized with experts on the major issues and effects related to the spread of Coronavirus and possible projections for the future.

Without your participation and valuable contributions, this would have stayed an idea. Instead, it has become an extraordinary and boundless narrative. Thank you!


The world is experiencing the biggest media epidemic that humanity has known.

A virus, the Coronavirus, has quickly spread from one part of the globe to another, revolutionizing the lives of most of humanity in just a few weeks.

Fear, irony, disorientation, disbelief, anger, fatality, aggressiveness, generosity and many other feelings are moving each of us and entire populations to assume or follow private and social behaviour that is transmitted very quickly by the official media, but above all by the social media that acts as a large and very extensive amplifier in everyone’s mind and emotions.

The isolation of individuals and entire nations produces immediate economic effects, but which still have to be explored from a social, anthropological and emotional point of view.

Roma Fotografia has in its DNA the will and the desire to testify through photography which it divulges and promotes, what photography has always been: the visual instrument that par excellence has narrated with immediacy and power moments of private life and great social events.

Today technology has made this possibility accessible to all. With this awareness Roma Fotografia and the dynamic reality of TWM-Factory wish to transform the infinite feelings and influences that accompany this difficult period, into a great opportunity that breaks down limits, climbs over walls, puts us in touch by recounting and expressing in many different languages, but contextually with a common language, that of photography, everything that is happening in the different countries of the world and among the many people who inhabit it, with the many cultural, social and religious implications that characterize us.

A call, an international call with which to connect one another through our scrutiny and our creativity, creating with your images a photographic project that will be exhibited in the next big event of Roma Photography and via the most important newspapers.


  • Short Story
    The work presented must be a project consisting of at least 6 max 10 photographs
  • Single Shot
    The participant can send one or more single images (even at different times)

Each author can participate in both categories.

Participation Method

Participation in the Call is free. Anyone over the age of 18 (professional photographers and amateurs, foreigners and Italians) can join the initiative.


  • The images selected by the scientific commission will participate in a traveling collective photographic exhibition starting from the next event of Roma Fotografia and within the Festival della Fotografia Etica di Lodi
  • The selected works will be published in the journal IL FOTOGRAFO with a critical text by the editorial staff and will be published in the main newspapers.


The copyright of the image and any other rights remain the prerogative of the participating photographer.

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