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Contemporary photography on show

Exhibitions, workshops, portfolio readings, open calls and a whole host of events will be showcased at Cortona On The Move from 13 July to 1 October 2017 on occasion of the 7th edition of the International Photography Festival in the historic center of Cortona and the Medicean Fortezza del Girifalco.

Between 13 and 16 July Cortona will showcase premium photography from around the world, alongside events, presentations, workshops and portfolios readings. The exhibit’s central theme is exploring time and space, seeking to expose new visions through a rich and intense programme.

American Woman: 40 years by Donna Ferrato documents the role of women in America and the sex, love and violence of their lives from the 70s until today. Donald Weber, in War Sand, reinterprets D-Day, in answer to the question: what is history? The Afghans by Adam Ferguson explores the Afghan conflict, with snaps taken in 2016 when the artist traveled through the streets of Kabul. With Dear Japanese Miyuki Okuyama – winner of the 2016 Photobook Prize – narrates the stories of children born from Japanese soldiers and Indonesian women.
French Sandra Mehl has produced a story about Ilona and Maddelena’s daily lives, two sisters from Montpellier working class area. Since the late 1970s Michael Ewert has been recording the changes in Cortona, from agricultural land to luxury tourism, which he expressed in I giardini selvatici della memoria – Tracce di una vetrina. Andrea Frazzetta followed the nomadic Afar people who live in Ethiopia, Danakil, one of the most inhospitable places on the planet, portrayed in Land of Salt and Fire.

36 Little Good Things is the title of the Cortona On The Move collective exhibition, an unusual challenge for 36 international photographers who deal mainly with difficult themes such as war photography. The photographers were selected by Arianna Rinaldo, the festival’s artistic director, with the task of portraying moments of beauty, everyday life and humanity using a 36-page roll.
Lastly, the first exhibition dedicated to the Tenuta Granducale arboretum of Montecchio is dedicated to protecting biodiversity and Cortona’s environmental heritage.