I am very attached to san felice sul panaro, sweet little town near modena.
since a few years FOTOINCONTRI takes place, a beautiful photography festival organised by real lovers of photography, which I had the pleasure and honour to participate with an exhibition (in the dark!), I did inside their marvellous castle.
it was 2009, and that was the last edition, mainly because of the economic problems in which, unfortunately, almost all municipalities and towns administrations fall into. then last year the real blow, the earthquake, which made everyone fear that this beautiful festival would definitely be dead and buried, along with the ruins of the wonderful castle or the village church. I was there a few weeks ago and I was… for a lack of better words… left quite troubled, from what I saw. this is the village church, I was walking on top of what once was the nave:
so you can imagine my happiness when a few months ago I received the phone call that informed me that in 2013, this year, the festival would be held again! not only to have the festival, but above all to shout to the world: WE ARE ALIVE! how nice.
happiness immediately faded when I was asked to be the art director of the thing… I’ve never done it, and I am not sure I have the time nor the capacity to do so. but for the friends of san felice the little word NO does not exist, there is only the little word YES!
so here I am, trying to lend a hand not only to do a photographic festival, but to make the best photographic festival! to scream WE ARE ALIVE, also AND WE HAVE A LOT OF ENERGY!
in order to achieve this result before everything we needed names: we eill have the best of the best of italian photography. with endless pride these are the photographers that will participate in FOTOINCONTRI 2013 the 24th-25th and 26th of may, in a rigorous alphabetical order:
GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN
CHICO DE LUIGI
there will be exhibitions, workshops (which the proceeds will entirely go towards san felice), meetings and much more.
special guest the photographer and artist sara lando who will give a fantastic workshop for children.
photographer and disseminator of good photography paolo ranzani will be my right hand man who will help me in organising and managing the show.
rosanna trinchese and the renè olivier production will take care of the hair, make up and styling of the models.
the photographer and presenter davide mengacci will help us with the images and words.
to keep up with the program keep on checking the dedicated page.