From April 25th to May 26th 2019 the 62nd edition of the World Press Photo will be held in Rome, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
The exhibition, conceived by the World Press Photo Foundation of Amsterdam, promoted by Roma Capitale – Assessorato alla Crescita Culturale and organized by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in collaboration with 10b Photography, will host the 140 finalist photos of the prestigious photojournalism contest, which from the 1955 awards the best professional photographers every year, thus helping to build the history of the world’s best visual journalism.
New spaces, young talents and independent brands: the fashion shows and the events of Altaroma, the Rome fashion week, are back in January 2019 – for the presentation of the Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collections – in a renewed edition that nevertheless, does not lose its link with the artisan tradition of fashion houses and ateliers of the territory.
This season is based in the PratiBus District, a multi-purpose space of 5 thousand square meters in a portion of the former ATAC “Vittoria” depot, in Viale Angelico, which consists of four macro areas, dedicated to the different types of activities and inside which the main productions and fashion shows will take place.
The exhibition, curated by Raffaella Perna, showcases a selection of over 200 photographs and books of photographs from the Donata Pizzi Collection, formed to acquaint as broad an audience as possible with the work of the most original Italian women photographers from the mid-sixties to the present day. The collection, the only one of its kind in Italy, comprises photographs by some 70 women photographers of different generations and from different expressive backgrounds, ranging from the pioneering work of Paola Agosti, Letizia Battaglia, Lisetta Carmi, Carla Cerati, Paola Mattioli and Marialba Russo to the more recent experimental work, dating from the 1990s to 2018, of Marina Ballo Charmet, Silvia Camporesi, Monica Carocci, Gea Casolaro, Paola Di Bello, Luisa Lambri, Raffaella Mariniello, Marzia Migliora, Moira Ricci, Alessandra Spranzi and many others.
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.)
Rome, September 15, 2016.
Peaceful protest organized in Rome by Coletivo BELI – Brasileiros em Luta Itália – against the coup of President Michel Temer in Brazil, which took power and he has put in place a policy of counter-reform and openness to international financial capital, encouraging the return of privatization and the repeal of laws that guarantee the social and labor rights. (See photo gallery)
Sunday, September 6th Italian jazz met in L’Aquila to animate the historic center of the city destroyed by the earthquake of 2009, so rekindling the lights on the reconstruction of L’Aquila.