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.