1 / 12       Three Nenet families live on the tundra in reindeer-skin tents. The group has around 600 reindeer. From the series: Yamal Peninsula. © Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR.
2 / 12       Grand Voyager Sunni Triangle, 2009. Digital c-print facemounted to plexi, dimensions variable. © Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
3 / 12       Sergio Romagnoli, Kids in a wrecked car, Lipari (Italy), unknown year. Silver vintage print, 10x15cm. © Doriana Romagnoli.
4 / 12       Fotoscopia, Reggio Emilia, 2015. Stampa fotografica su vetro al collodio, 20x20cm. © Alessandra Calò.
5 / 12       Hiroshi Watanabe, The Day the Dam Collapses, Daylight Books, 2014.
6 / 12       Louis Armstrong, Milano, 1959. © Riccardo Schwamenthal/CTSimages/Phocus.
7 / 12       Untitled. From the series Hackney Flowers, 2005/2007. 
Hand Print on C-Type Paper
, 50,8x60,96cm. © Stephen Gill. Courtesy of Christophe Guye Galerie.
8 / 12       Asynchronous – I Red Mirage S. 
Two inkjet print, 77x56 cm each. © Jules Spinatsch.
9 / 12       Hong Kong, China 1996. © Olivo Barbieri.
10 / 12       Gastropoda#11, 2013. Ink jet print, 100x75cm. © Joan Fontcuberta.
11 / 12       Untitled (muleteer), Spain, 2008
. Photograph, pigment ink on cotton paper 320gr, 80x120cm. © Ricardo Cases.
12 / 12       Pierluigi Fresia, I know what…, Pino Torinese, 2015. Stampa a inchiostro su carta Hahnemühle Digital FineArt, tiratura di 3 + una PA, 60x90 cm. © e courtesy Pierluigi Fresia.

Fotografia Europea 2015

This year is going to be a very special edition for Fotografia Europea. In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the event in Reggio Emilia proposes a reinterpretation of the themes of Expo 2015, the Universal Exposition in Milan, through a wide-ranging and engaging reflection on the relationship between man and nature. Photographers and curators have been asked to explore areas of investigation linked to the representation of the planet, environmental protection, the riches of the territory, the new equilibriums established between the demands of Earth and human intervention, and the dynamic relationship between man, nature, and technology. The result is Earth Effect, a guiding thread that ties together the exhibitions, installations, and all the other events in the festival programme.
Once again this year, Fotografia Europea is taking a free and interdisciplinary approach, involving many different languages around the core of the major photographic exhibitions. The paths are often unconventional and full of surprises, thanks to the imagination, talent, and brilliance of Italian and international masters. The dialectic between man and nature – the main theme of the event – is explored through novel points of view, such as that of the snails in the Gastrópoda series by Catalonian photographer Joan Fontcuberta, or the story of the uncompleted restoration of a Fiat 500 Topolino in Unfinished Father by Dutch artist Erik Kessels, but also in a series of individual explorations (the panorama on artificial lights in Olivo Barbieri’s Ersatz Lights case study #1 east west) or the multifaceted kaleidoscope of impressive collective shows (No Man Nature, curated by Elio Grazioli and Walter Guadagnini). With the gaze directed from Earth towards the heavens (and vice versa), works that explore our cities, scientific progress, and the relationship with nature, reconstructing the past and revealing the future, complete an exhibition programme brimming with ideas and reflections. The 2015 edition also brings back Speciale diciottoventicinque (curated by Alessandro Bartoli, Fabio Boni, Fabrizio Cicconi, and Laura Sassi), a project dedicated to young photography enthusiasts aged eighteen to twenty-five, and Circulation(s), the Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne, with screenings in the Cloisters of San Pietro of the projects realized by the 45 photographers selected by the jury of the Festival sponsored by Fetart.
The opening days will kick off the festival on the weekend of 15-17 May, with an ample calendar of meetings with the artists, conferences, screenings, workshops, guided tours, and performances. The Dutch agency NOOR is this year’s special guest in the Host section, and opening night will be entrusted to one of the most famous Italian DJs in the world, Reggio Emilia native Benny Benassi, presenting a completely new set of music and video mapping dedicated to the theme of the fragility of nature and of our planet.
Organised by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Fotografia Europea 2015 has entrusted the advisory committee duties to Elio Grazioli and Walter Guadagnini (ongoing curators of the festival) and Diane Dufour (director of the prestigious Paris venue Le Bal), whose task will be to select the exhibit projects submitted last autumn following the public call for proposals. Due to the special nature of this edition and the connection with Expo 2015, the opening period of the exhibitions has been extended to 26 July 2015.

Fotografia Europea 2015
various venues - Reggio Emilia (Italy)
15 May – 26 July 2015

opening times: various, depending on the exhibition venue
admission fee: full price 12,00 € | reduced 9,00 € | free admission for visitors under 12 years-old, disables and helpers, press-accreditated journalists and Icom members
info: +39 0522 456249

published on 2015-05-14 in NEWS / EVENTS

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