On June 5th at Officine Fotografiche in Rome will open the 10th edition of FotoLeggendo. Specially This year specially the photo-festival presents many exhibitions, located in different locations in the capital, along with portfolio readings, prizes, meetings, screenings and many events.
It’s been 10 years since the “laboratories” of Officine Fotografiche, one of the reference points for the promotion of photographic culture in Italy, started FotoLeggendo Festival, the event that each year marks the boundaries of contemporary photography, spreading and disseminating languages, contrasts and visions. A review that has always looked to the world inquiring through a variety of topics , the evolution of the contemporary visual language : For many years we have accompanied FotoLeggendo with this slogan : “between passion and profession.” Today, as we celebrate its tenth year this phrase finds more of its strength . The passion of its members that have animated this event and the resourcefulness of its organizers. The professionalism of those who in recent years have entered the world of Workshops and who year after year have raised this event. (Emilio D’ Itri director and founder of Officine Fotografiche) .
To open the festival the exhibition Il diario di Felix by Emiliano Mancuso curated by Renata Ferri , taken from a documentary project filmed by Emiliano at Casa Felix , the family-home for troubled teen, in Torrespaccata in Rome. Among the exhibitions in the ISA Institute, 15 shows scheduled for this 10th edition, include: Alvaro Deprit with his Al- Ándalus , the work of the Chinese poet – photographer Ren Hang; Tanya Habjouqa , winner of the World Press Photo with the work Occupied Pleasures , a new exhibition on leisure time in the Occupied Territories and Gaza. And the award-winning Jason Eskenazi with his original work Double Zero, a tribute to the film .
Of great importance this year is the exhibition from the twinning of Fotoleggendo with the Festival Les Boutographies – photographiques Rencontres de Montpellier : Days of nights, nights of day of Russian photographer Elena Chernyshova winner of World Press Photo 2014. A new exhibition this year of photo books, directly from Photobook Festival in Kassel the exhibition will show the top 50 dummies of photographic books ever published selected by an international jury.
Among the events on the 11th and 12th of June two days of study on documentary photography and photojournalism by Punti di svista . Guest of honor is the Magnum photographer Micha Bar -Am .
Fotoleggendo is included in the national circuit Portfolio Italy – Grand Prix Epson – organized by FIAF , the Italian Federation of Photographic Associations , and is twinned with the Festival Les Boutographies – photographiques Rencontres de Montpellier.
Exhibitions – meetings – portfolio readings – lectures – workshops
From June 4th to July 5th, 2014
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