HOST launches a series of initiatives aimed at the public of Fotografia Europea, including a direct exchange with the Magnum Photos photographers
Fotografia Europea 2014 hosts Magnum Photos. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with aBcM, once again presents the HOST project, inviting Magnum Photos to bring its master photographers and a series of activities to the city.
HOST is the section of the festival that includes a partnership with one of the most important international photo agencies, to enrich the opening days with initiatives, meetings, screenings and workshops aimed at a public interested in photography d’auteur, photo journalism and editorial, exhibition and arts activities in general.
HOST offers an exclusive opportunity to encounter and discover an internationally renowned agency through a calendar of activities and events in which participants can personally come into contact with some of the leading figures in contemporary photography.
Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, and Saturday 3rd May – Musei Civici – Palazzo San Francesco
The work of a photographer, from the preparation of a story, to research into the situations needed to tell it, the shoot and final editing.
Four master photographers from the Magnum Photos agency will work with four groups of students in a three-day masterclass divided into three activities: theoretical introduction, photographic production, and editing.
Each Magnum photographer will lead his students through a daily programme of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring and editing.
The photographs taken by students of MAGNUM MASTERCLASS will be shown on Saturday 3rd May during the MAGNUM NIGHT and published on Magnum Photos blog in the educational section.
Masterclass photographers: Abbas, Jonas Bendiksen, David Alan Harvey, Patrick Zachmann.
Saturday 3rd May 12.30 am – 3.30 pm – Caffè Arti e Mestieri
Four photographers from the Magnum Photos Agency will lunch with ten guests, for an informal chat on a specific theme suggested by the photographer. The lunch will take place at Caffè Arti e Mestieri and will be prepared by chef Gianni D’Amato.
Lunch will be followed by a shared portfolio review.
Olivia Arthur – Intimacy or Intrusion: privacy and the ethics photographing people’s lives
Peter Marlow – How to stay sane in the digital age. The photographer motivation in an age where markets have evolved beyond recognition and everybody is a photographer, and how to develop strategies that can support him/her financially and at the same time stimulate our visual interests, authorship and creativity
Moises Saman – How photojournalism remains relevant in the age of fast citizen journalism and social media
Jurors: Alessia Glaviano (Vogue Italia), Renata Ferri (photo editor Io Donna and Amica, blogger for Il Post)
Manik Katyal (Emaho Magazine),
Diego Orlando (Burn Magazine).
For Burn Magazine, one Instagram profile among the masterclasses’ applicants will be selected and he/she will be the photographer of the week on @burndiary.
As part of a special partnership with Magnum Photos Educational Program, The British Journal of Photography will work with each Magnum tutor to identify a deserving masterclass participant per class, who will enjoy a special online feature of their work produced during the masterclasses accompanied by an interview.
• MAGNUM NIGHT | screening and debate • Saturday 3rd May 9 pm – Teatro Valli
Screening of the video exhibition Community. Debate with the photographers of Magnum Photos at the Festival, François Hebel, Les Rencontres d’Arles and Foto/Industria.
Screenings of work produced during the MAGNUM MASTERCLASS.
• HOST BOOKS | bookshop • From Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May – Chiostri di San Pietro
A new initiative of this year’s edition, Host Books is the hospitality offered to a bookshop that will set up an exceptional shop especially for the Festival. The shop will feature photography books from around the world, the latest publications, rare editions, as well as dedicated activities such as book signings, presentations, and conferences. This year’s guest bookshop is Micamera.
SATURDAY 3rd MAY
12 pm_BOOK PRESENTATION
The Photobook: A History Vol. III (Phaidon) by Martin Parr and
Gerry Badger. Italian exclusive preview.
The author Gerry Badger talks with Rémi Coignet critic and editor
Des Livres et des Photos – Le Monde
2.30 pm_ BOOK SIGNING
with the photographer Oliver Chanarin
3.30 pm_ BOOK PRESENTATION
The Beautiful Gene (Fabrica, 2014) by Marina Rosso
4.30 pm_ BOOK SIGNING
with the photographer Guido Guidi
6 pm_ BOOK SIGNING
with the photographers Sarah Moon, Andrea Ferrari, Silvia Camporesi
7 pm_BOOK PRESENTATION
With David Alan Harvey, Anton Kusters, Diego Orlando, founders of Burn Magazine.
Book signing with David Alan Harvey and Anton Kusters
SUNDAY 4th MAY
11 am_BOOK PRESENTATION
One Another (Winner of European Publisher Award 2013)
The author Alisa Resnik talks with Rémi Coignet, critic and editor
Des Livres et des Photos – Le Monde and Mario Peliti, editor.
12 pm_BOOK PRESENTATION
Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night
(Nazraeli Press) by Andrea Alessio and SYL – Support Your Locals
by Lorenzo Tricoli. Projects in collaboration with Micamera.
Talk with Giulia Zorzi Micamera, Andrea Alessio photographer and Lorenzo Tricoli photographer. Book signing
2 pm_BOOK SIGNING
with the photographers Valeria Accili, Carlos Cancela Pinto, Piergiorgio Casotti, Amaury Da Cunha, Stefano Graziani,
Edward Newton and Eva Vermandel
3 pm_BOOK PRESENTATION
The Napoleonic Soldier and other stories (Corraini Editore)
Talk with the author Paolo Ventura and the editor Pietro Corraini
Presentation of the hand made books and unique pieces temporary exhibition curated by the author.
4 pm_ BOOK SIGNING
with the photographers Patrick Zachmann e Olivia Arthur
5 pm_ BOOK PRESENTATION
Filosofia della Fotografia (Raffello Cortina 2013)
Talk with the curators Maurizio Guerri e Francesco Parisi,
and the journalist Michele Smargiassi, Riccardo Panattoni curator of Fotografia Europea and Silvana Turzio photography historian.