L’Isola della Fotografia, the summer event promoted by the Roma Fotografia association under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome, which will take place within the twenty-fifth edition of L’Isola del Cinema in the splendid scenery of the Tiber Island , from June 13th to September 1st. The aim of the initiative is to promote and spread the culture and art of photography through the voice of many protagonists – professionals, teachers, associations – who’s daily work is to ensure that Rome continues to preserve an internationally recognized cultural vocation. L’Isola della Fotografia is part of the Roman summer calendar, within one of the most historic and fascinating events in the capital, with a program of exhibitions, talks, book presentations, contests, photographic aperitifs. The Tiber, therefore, always at the center of a world of habits, places, inhabitants, street-art, fauna and flora – chosen for these characteristics as a photographic and cinematographic set of great authors – once again becomes the protagonist of the Roman evenings . And it represents the common thread of a story that goes from cinema to literature, from music to poetry to photography, a powerful testimony and reflection on issues and challenges to be met: the environment, social commitment, innovation and search.
It starts on June 18th at 7pm with the inauguration of the Giuseppe Di Piazza, journalist’s exhibition, photographer and writer; at 9.30 pm the author meets the public to present his work. The project was born in 2017, from the desire to tell the Tiber through snapshots, recognizing the value of the Roman totem, the origin of everything, to the river.
“Its shores are the passing of time – emphasizes Di Piazza – what is seen walking along the banks is instead the flow of our history”.
A total of 33 Instax instant photos, postproduced directly in the camera, which will be on display until June 23rd. On June 19th, the meeting “Rome underworld, photographing the dark” is scheduled with Carlo Pavia, archaeologist and photographer, interviewed by Fabio Isman, journalist of Il Messaggero. A talk to discover the methods, the difficulties, the discoveries, the gossip, the curious anecdotes and some secrets that the archaeologist met and lived in 45 years of work in the Roman hypogeums. On June 21, space at Panzoo & Friends, an aperitif that has become a regular and unmissable event for all lovers of photography in Rome. A moment of meeting to get to know those who work daily to map the photographic reality in the Capital and to provide complete and timely information on what associations, galleries, photographers and professionals in the sector propose to the Roman public.
Furthermore, thanks to L’Isola della Fotografia, the Tiber Island will be transformed into a photographic set offering all interested parties the opportunity to participate in contests, attend workshops, compete with different photographic techniques, or be models for a day.
On June 24 and 25 it is the turn of photographer Adolfo Trinca, ready to set up a photo shoot dedicated to sports studio photography in collaboration with Personal Change by Isabella Santelli. There is time until August 19 to participate in the Tiber Island competition and its river, the photographic contest that arises from the desire to enhance the historical and artistic beauty, but also the contemporary beauty of the Tiber Island through its landscapes and life which make it a daily meeting place for the inhabitants of Rome and millions of tourists.
At the end of the June program, from 26th to 30th, the Roma Fotografia space hosts the association #NOI, engaged for years in the fight against the mafia, with several appointments: a meeting with the journalist Federica Angeli, since 2013 under escort for her investigations of denunciations against organized crime, told by the recently released movie Unarmed by the cinema. The Mezzenga “Ostia siamo noi” exhibition is also planned, a report of the anti-mafia demonstration that took place in Ostia in September 2018 in two structures seized from the mafia and one confiscated, which will see the second edition in September 2019. From 2nd to 7th
July the photo exhibition and the presentation of the photo book “The light beyond the dark” by photojournalist Alex Mezzenga is scheduled, offering the public unusual approaches to photography, overturning the concept of the decisive moment in function and at the service of language photo.On 1st July Marco Faimali, Director of the Genoa branch of the Institute for the Analysis of Anthropic Impacts and Sustainability in the Marine Environment (CNR-IAS) and referent for the CNR of the European Marine Board Communications Panel ( EMBC), the European platform dedicated to communication and dissemination in the marine environment. His talk “Man and sea: possible balance or utopia?” Is a real journey of our species on this planet, from the dawn of the evolution of Primates in the late Pleistocene to the present geological era, the Anthropocene, in which man and his activities are the main causes of environmental and climatic changes. A reflection on a subject of fundamental importance, the relationship between man and the ecosystem, which today more than ever requires an in-depth analysis of one of the uncomfortable legacies of this new era – plastic pollution – and a search for solutions that can no longer be postponed.
More infos: www.roma-fotografia.it.