Giovane Fotografia Italiana #06


curated by Daniele De Luigi


Activism is the title chosen for the sixth edition of Giovane Fotografia Italiana public call, which resulted in a collective exhibition of seven artists under 35 years of age, as selected by an international jury composed by project curator Daniele De Luigi, Carine Dolek (Circulation(s) Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne, Paris) and Shoair Mavlian (director of Photoworks, Brighton).

The theme, derived from the general title of the Fotografia Europea festival, invited candidates to share their views to whether there is still a way to “use the photographic image as a form of activism, creating alternative vision devices and stimulating our critical, public, political conscience “.

Among the 136 projects received from all over Italy, these were the artists whose works were selected: Marina Caneve, Alice Caracciolo and Cemre Yesil, Valeria Cherchi, Tomaso Clavarino, Lorenza Demata, Carlo Lombardi, Zoe Paterniani. Their works deal with environmental issues, stories of crime and politics, the relationship between image and power, the migration of people, goods and cultures between past and present.

Giovane Fotografia Italiana is a project dedicated to the discovery and promotion of the best emerging talents of contemporary Italian photography, curated by Daniele De Luigi and promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani in collaboration with FetArt – Circulation(s), Festival de la Jeune Européenne Photographie, Photoworks – Brighton Photobiennial, Palazzo Magnani Foundation – Festival Fotografia Europea. The initiative is co-financed by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Youth and National Civil Service and by ANCI. Young Italian Photography #06 was supported by the contribution of Reire Srl.



Marina Caneve
Alice Caracciolo e Cemre Yesil
Valeria Cherchi
Tomaso Clavarino
Lorenza Demata
Carlo Lombardi
Francesca Zoe Paterniani


Photography is a fundamental part of the authentic revolution of this era: that of information and communication. It allows for opinions, ideas, personal and world perception to emerge and circulate. On the other end, these visions, modelled in inaccessible places, have a pervasive influence from which it is difficult to escape, while people use, produce and consume images in an increasingly rapid and uncritical way. Is there still a way to use the photographic image as a form of activism, creating alternative vision devices and stimulating our critical, public, political conscience?

Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio from 9:00 pm to midnight
Slideshow Giovane Fotografia Italiana


Spazio U30CINQUE 11:00 am
Azione e immaginario. Lo sguardo degli artisti under 35
with Daniele De Luigi and photographer


Spazio U30CINQUE 12:00 am
Giovane Fotografia Italiana#06’s Award
with The Major Luca Vecchi, the Councillor Raffaella Curioni, Luigi Ratclif secretary of GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani, the jury made by Walter Guadagnini, Federica Chiocchetti and Stefania Scarpini, the curator Daniele De Luigi with the photographers


Palazzo Magnani
corso Garibaldi 29
42121 Reggio Emilia



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