Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized the best single exposure pictures that contributed to the prior year of visual journalism.
This year three Italian photographers ranked among the winners:
Francesco Pistilli, an Italian freelance photojournalist and videographer, with Lives In Limbo (General News, third prize stories);
Alessio Mamo, a Sicilian freelance photographer based in Catania, with Manal, War Portraits (People, second prize singles);
Fausto Podavini, a freelance photographer he lives and works in Rome, with Omo Change (Long-Term Projects, second prize stories).
27 April – 27 May Palazzo Delle Esposizioni – Rome
Mercatantia is a medieval festival that takes place in the splendid setting of the archaeological park of the ancient city of Sutri.
The Compagnia Sancto Eramo is a cultural association founded in 2007, which aims to recover the history and traditions of the medieval period of 1200, teaching to the public and schools with live history lessons. Promoting among its members the creation of handicrafts with the techniques of the era, such as pottery, leather objects, iron knitting armor, knives, bows and arrows and other objects of common use. Is also a sports association whose members are trained in medieval combat methods. (See photo gallery.)
The June 30, 2016 at the Rome Latin Village there has been the show of the Parangolé group. Parangolé is a band of Bahian Pagode appeared in 1997 in Salvador of Bahia, in the Federation district, and more precisely in the “Bar Dona Maria”.
Every afternoon in this bar, Adriano Nenel and Nailton Alves would gather to play cards, and always, at the end of games, to play pagode, samba, salsa, axe and percussive rhythms. At the people liked their music and the movement spread around the city.
This band is today the heir of this twenty-year tradition of bahian music. (see photo gallery)
Vera Fotografia (True Photography), curated by Alessandra Mammì and Alessandra Mauro, and organised by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in conjunction with Contrasto e Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, reviews the long career of Gianni Berengo Gardin, the photographer who has managed to capture the spirit of our era and our country possibly better than any other over the past fifty years. Roughly 250 photographs, vintage 30 x 40 prints, are broken down into sections entitled: Venice, Milan, The World of Work, Lunatic Asylums, Gypsies, Protest, An Italian Story, Portraits, Figures in the Foreground, Home and The World and From Landscapes to Outsize Ships. The rooms also host 24 large prints: photographs chosen and commented on by friends, intellectuals and colleagues – fully-fledged “author’s” comments. (May 18 2016 Opening …)
Lectio magistralis by Vittorio Storaro, held at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. AIC MicroSalonItalia 2016 – Rome March 19, 2016
Al Vittoriano un’esposizione dedicata a Tinto Brass.