Two newly opened festivals and a just ended one: they are the ColornoPhotoLife, the Biennale Donna in Ferrara and the Sì Fest in Savignano sul Rubicone (one of the oldest events of this kind in Italy). They are also a pitch for a slow journey in Emilia Romagna, one of the Italian regions most suited to photography and visual culture. A region that, as L’Oeil already pointed out, can be defined as Photo Valley. Indeed this is Episode Two. The 29th Sì Fest just ended: in this odd period it reinvented itself, regaining its original nature as it was born in 1992 as a Portfolio in piazza – Incontri di fotografi e di fotografia. So this year the town squares and streets have been hosting 12 exhibitions since late summer and many events both in presence, offering tangible images to visitors, and online. This year main issue was “Ideas”: ideas about photography and our world, ideas to be shared to reconnect past and future. Among the exhibitions: IDE – Reconstruction of Identities – the acronym for Identity-Dialogues-Europe – that linked Savignano...
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