Project – Foto Ex Tempore 2018



The Italian Community Novigrad is announcing:
a COMPETITION for participation in the following event

Novigrad, 03 – 06 October 2018

The project has been envisaged as a cultural and tourist event valuing the artistic notion of photography. The project foundation was built on the meaning of the Latin phrase ex tempore (out of the moment). Some eighty photographers from all around the world come every year in late September and spend several days in Novigrad, which serves as the event base. Participants are invited and announce their arrival. We organize trips from Novigrad to all parts of Istria where the participants take photographs on the given subject.

The organizer shall provide for the possibility of computer work and photo printing for the exhibition. After two days of shooting, the participants will select three of their most successful photographs which, on the third day of their stay in Novigrad, will be printed out, exhibited on signboards, graded by the jury of experts and the public present (vox populi) and voted on online. Best rated photographs will be awarded later in the evening.


1. Industrial heritage
2. Citizens of Novigrad

Industrial heritage

The industry had a powerful impact on our territory during the 20th century affecting not only the lives but also the population composition due to numerous economic migrations. It had reshaped many places and created some. Today in the 21st century, we are witnessing the decay of the majority of industrial facilities leaving behind devastated structures reminding us of the times not so long ago during which they had brought up generations of domicile population. Regardless of their ghostlike appearance, photographs find them exceptionally interesting as motifs as well as Istria’s valuable industrial heritage archives. As most such motifs are concentrated on the Labin and Raša territories as well as around them, having been used for mining purposes, we will take you to such locations searching for the best industrial heritage motifs.


Citizens of Novigrad

Novigrad has been declared the most successful, the happiest and the richest town in Croatia on several occasions. 
The first topic aims at emphasizing that the people, the citizens of Novigrad, from the mayor to the garbage collector, are those who make this town so successful, and their cordiality and unity create a positive atmosphere as it has often been pointed out by our guests.


The organizers are expecting a good turnout of authors to this prestigious photography event!

Looking forward to our meeting!

Miranda Legović, project initiator, producer and organizer
Organizer: Italian Community Novigrad
Co-organizer: Association of Photographers of Istria
Sponsors: Istria County, the town of Novigrad – Cittanova, Unione Italiana, Tourist Board of Novigrad – Cittanova.
Event director: Miranda Legović