From November 23rd to December 15th Lucca will be hosting, under the artistic direction of Enrico Stefanelli, the 2013 edition of the International photography Photolux Festival focused, this year, on the theme of the Urbis as a way of paying homage to Gabriele Basilico. The Festival’s main sponsor is Leica which will be involved in all the events and will present the 10 finalists of Leica Talent, a competition kicking off on October 1st and ending with the presentation of the 10 photographic projects and the announcement of the winner during Photolux (you'll find all the details in here).
Also PhotoVoguers will showcase their works: headed by Alessia Glaviano of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue, Lorenza Bravetta from Magnum and Vanity Fair’s Marco Finazzi, the jury of the Roberto Del Carlo Photolux Contest 2013 has chosen, among over 66.000 participating photographers, the winner of the PhotoVogue section, Japanese artist Tatsuo Suzuki, having detected in his images a vision that reinterpreted the concept of city not just in a merely architectural way but also in all its societal, anthropological and social nuances: how the city is inhabited, experienced and seen by the people who live in it. A special mention is due to Christine Anderson and Imantas Selenis, who will display their works alongside those of the winner and those of 32 other photographers of PhotoVogue who succeeded in capturing this edition’s urban theme in an original way. The 45 photographs on paper will be accompanied by 200 more to be shown on film that were chosen among the ones published on our platform and that, overall, will present a total of 68 photographers. The competition’s Open section has been won by Sara Munari with |Place|Planner|Project|, while a special mention goes to Emanuele Camerini for "L'Isola", to Alfonso Chianese for "Die Freudlose Gasse (La Via Senza Gioia)" and to Alessandro Vinci for "Berlin Snakes".
Lucca will be the lively setting of many other events and initiatives, including an exhibition by Joel Meyerowitz (developed in partnership with Cortona On the Move Festival), solo exhibitions by Boris Mikhailov, Luca Campigotto and Irene Kung, an exhibition with a reportage shot at Corviale in Rome by Andrea Boccalini, finalist of the first edition of the Leica Talent, “SYL – Support Your Locals”, a project by Lorenzo Tricoli in collaboration with micamera and the travelling exhibition of the World Press Photo.
The PhotoVogue’s photographers with printed photographs on display are: Alina Negoita, Amos Farnitano, Carmen Alt-Chaplin, Cedric Lefebvre, Christine Anderson, Chulsu Kim, Claudia Corrent, Dilokrit Barose Barose, Edyta Leszczak, Fabio Vittorelli, George Otigbah, Giulia Iacolutti, Hiroki Fujitani, Hiroyuki Nakada, Imantas Selenis, Irene Sekulic, Junya Suzuki, Justyna Zdunczyk, Ka Hang Karma Cheng, Kenji Kikuchi, Koji Sugimoto, Lorenzo Grifantini, Luca Rossini, Mark Rosales, Martin Crespo, Mauro Zorer, Natasha Voltornist, Peter Schafer, Piotr Kasprzyk, Ryoma Aoki, Samantha VanDeman, Tamara Wyrzykowska, Tatsuo Suzuki, Tomasz Miksa and Toru Tanaka.
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