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As part of Fotografia Europea 014 the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and aBcM once again present HOST, with guest agency Magnum Photos.
Reggio Emilia, 2-4 May 2014

HOST launches a series of initiatives aimed at the public of Fotografia Europea, including a direct exchange with some of the photographers of Magnum Photos. 


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 the main protagonists of international contemporary photography, to enrich the opening days with exhibitions, initiatives, meetings, screenings and workshops. The activities are 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. HOST is an activity promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.

100 works by Herbert List .
A co-production The Herbert List Estate and Magnum Photos in collaboration with
 Silvana Editoriale and Fotografia Europea.

In a famous interview published in Wired magazine in 1996, Rem Koolhaas stated, “People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything”. This view is confirmed by the images shown in this group exhibit of eight photographers who, during the last twenty years, have investigated in completely different and independent ways the relationship between man, his family and his home. The result is a multifaceted study of a range of inhabiting strategies devised in every corner of the world and which touches on fundamental issues of an architectural, town planning, geopolitical and social nature as it explores a series of individual life stories.
The exhibit curator is Francesco Zanot. A collaborative venture between Magnum Photos and the Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg. The Mare Mater project (part of the No Place Like Home exhibition) was conducted in collaboration with Magnum Photos, MuCEM in Marseille and the Musée Nicéphore in Niépce.

•  MAGNUM MASTERCLASS | workshop • 
Four “master” photographers from Magnum Photos will be working with four groups of students in a three-day masterclass divided into three activities: theoretical introduction , photographic production and editing .

•  MAGNUM LUNCH | Lunch d’auteur • 
Four photographers from Magnum Photos will lunch with 10 guests each, for an informal photographic chat on a specific theme suggested by the photographer.

•  MAGNUM NIGHT |  screening and debate  • 
Screening of the video exhibition Community. Debate with the photographers of Magnum Photos at the Festival and François Hebel.
Screenings of work produced during the MAGNUM MASTERCLASS.


HOST BOOKS | Micamera guest bookshop of Fotografia Europea  
host micamera

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.

with the contribution of SB


Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members.
With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Through its four editorial offices in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, and a network of fifteen sub-agents, Magnum Photos provides photographs to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world.
Magnum Photos was founded in 1947, two years after the Second World War ended. The world’s most prestigious photographic agency was formed by four photographers – Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David ‘Chim’ Seymour – who were convinced of the power of photography as a medium to document and investigate the contemporary society.
They created Magnum in 1947 to reflect their independent natures as both people and photographers – the idiosyncratic mix of reporter and artist that continues to define Magnum, emphasizing not only what is seen but also the way one sees it.
The Magnum Photos library is a living archive updated daily with new work from across the globe. The library houses approximately one million photographs from the Spanish Civil War to the present day.
Magnum Photos includes today 60 photographers who are worldwide reknowned because of the journalistic and aesthetic quality of their reportages. They’re all members of the cooperative in the same way and completely responsible both for their own and the agency’s destiny.

Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Micamera |

MiCamera is a project incubator and a place dedicated to photography and “lens-based” forms of contemporary art. It all started from the bookshop, which is still the heart of its activity. Established in 2003, MiCamera is probably the most well-stocked bookshop of its kind in the world today and offers consulting to museums as well as public and private collections and libraries. MiCamera thinks, promotes, curates, produces exhibitions, books, meetings with authors, performances, film screenings, and photography workshops.
The founders and directors are Giulia Zorzi and Flavio Franzoni.

aBcM Progetti |

aBcM develops and produces special projects using professional photography by activating a network of professionals with competencies in different fields of the cultural production and communication. It experiments with interactive models and participating projects with a social impact which are meant to generate reciprocal relationships between photography, art, the territory, public and private institutions. It handles photographic projects for the publishing world, exhibitions and multimedia events. Clients include public and private institutions.
aBcM promotes and realizes educational activities and research in the field of photography and correlated languages, nation-wide and world-wide. It collaborates with some of the greatest names in photography, major international photography agencies and top experts in the field (curators, art directors, editors).
aBcM is a flexible structure that creates and coordinates a network of skilled professionals in order to ensure maximization of the objectives of every project.
aBcM is coordinated by Camilla Invernizzi, founder associate of the agency, with 20 years of experience in the field of signature photography.