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)
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 …)