Fotografia Europea 2022

Un'invincibile estate

Reggio Emilia, Sedi varie
dal 29 Aprile al 12 Giugno 2022

The exhibition

Dal 29 aprile al 12 giugno 2022 torna a Reggio Emilia Fotografia Europea, il festival dedicato alla fotografia contemporanea promosso e prodotto da Fondazione Palazzo Magnani insieme al Comune di Reggio Emilia e con il contributo della Regione Emilia-Romagna.

Per definire il tema dell'edizione 2022 della manifestazione, intitolata Un'invincibile estate, i curatori Tim Clark e Walter Guadagnini si sono ispirati a celebri parole di Albert Camus che inducono ad una riflessione sulle forze interiori che guidano l’uomo nelle sue azioni in ogni momento della sua vita.

Saranno ventidue le mostre allestite in dieci sedi nel centro storico di Reggio Emilia per offrire ai visitatori punti di vista nuovi e una riflessione sulla complessità del mondo; accanto alle mostre si affianca un ricco programma di eventi durante le giornate di opening del 29, 30 aprile e 1 maggio con conferenze, incontri con gli artisti, proiezioni, workshop, letture portfolio, photobook fair.

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The catalogue

At the present time, Camus’ quote prompts us to think about the inner forces that guide us in our actions at every moment of life: the ability to withstand adversity, not to be overwhelmed by daily difficulties, and of course to find courage, without neglecting the ability to be resilient through making concrete choices. Translating these themes into the language of photography entails focusing on resilience, not to mention the panoply of possible reactions to a new and emerging reality. We now have an opportunity to live anew, to reconsider our choices about our role in the world. We can be courageous by honouring the importance of always striving to look at the world with our eyes open. In other words, we can find the will to go through “winter” knowing that “an invincible summer” is indeed within us.

Fotografia Europea is an international festival of contemporary photography, promoted by the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani and the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. Building on the teachings of Reggio Emilia-born photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992), the festival is inspired by the way that photography can serve as a tool for thinking about our contemporary world and its complexities. Festival events take place at various locations throughout the city, public and private, formal and informal. Every year these settings host exhibitions dedicated to a specific theme chosen by the advisory committee. These exhibitions are supplemented by a full calendar of meetings, conferences, screenings, workshops, portfolio readings, and site-specific performances. The programme is further enriched by the OFF Circuit of exhibitions and events throughout the local area, staged independently by galleries, associations, public institutions and private individuals. Fotografia Europea also encompasses a permanent collection: since its very first edition in 2006, the Festival has acquired or been donated over a thousand works, which are housed today at the Biblioteca Panizzi Photo Library.

Contents
An invincible summer
Tim Clark, Walter Guadagnini

Binidittu
Nicola Lo Calzo

Speak the Wind
Hoda Afshar

Fire on World
Carmen Winant

First Trip to Bologna 1978 / Last Trip to Venice 1985
Seiichi Furuya

Benny Profane
Ken Grant

Temporarily Censored Home
Guanyu Xu

I give you my life
Chloé Jafé

The Book of Veles
Jonas Bendiksen

Talashi
Alexis Cordesse

The Lives of Women
Mary Ellen Mark

Doorway
Jitka Hanzlová

Isola
Simona Ghizzoni

Usus Fructus Abusus
Gloria Oyarzabal

Paradise
Maxime Riché

In scala diversa. Luigi Ghirri, Italia in miniatura e nuove prospettive
Luigi Ghirri

Un’autobiografia per immagini
Vasco Ascolini

Bellum
Carlo Valsecchi

A view of Peeping Tom’s La Visita / Triptych
Arianna Arcara

In Her Rooms
Maria Clara Macrì

Possibile
Giovane Fotografia Italiana #09 / Premio Luigi Ghirri

HERBARIUM. I fiori sono rimasti rosa
Alessandra Calò

Un’invincibile estate
Speciale Diciottoventicinque

Biographies