Giovane Fotografia Italiana #09/Luigi Ghirri Award
curated by Ilaria Campioli and Daniele De Luigi
“Possible is what the world has not yet expressed but could express at any moment. […]
The real is also made up of what is not there but could be there, what is invisible is no less existing than the visible “
Youth is not a simple age but a condition that allows you to see things differently and imagine their infinite potential. The recent transformations of the photographic medium offer more and more ways of dealing with complex issues: field shifts give space to all those latent images by tracing another narrative, a different but possible story. And Possible is precisely the theme of the IX edition of Young Italian Photography, a project, curated by Ilaria Campioli and Daniele De Luigi, dedicated to visual artists under 35, created with the collaboration of important European and national festivals.
There are seven winning projects of the call, selected by the international jury, made up of the curators and Chiara Fabro, Shoair Mavlian, Krzysztof Candrowicz that converge in the collective exhibition.
Marcello Coslovi (Scandiano, 1992) with The wrong side of the tracks investigates the relationship between people and territory. Chiara Ernandes (Rome, 1989) in Still Birth reconstructs a dimension suspended between life and death. Claudia Fuggetti (Taranto, 1993) documents the development of a lucid dream in the Hot Zone. With Sea Bones Caterina Morigi (Lugo, 1991) researches the relationship between micro and macro, man and matter. In Diachronicles Giulia Parlato (Palermo, 1993) deals with the possible declinations of the archaeological narrative. Riccardo Svelto (Bagno a Ripoli, 1989) underlines the link between sight and memory in La Cattedrale. Finally, The Ugly Duclking by Giulia Vanelli (Lucca, 1996) reflects on identity and personal growth.
New in this edition is the establishment of the Luigi Ghirri Prize, in collaboration with the Luigi Ghirri Heirs Archive. The exhibition is promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and by the GAI – Young Italian artists association, in collaboration with international realities such as Photoworks – Brighton Photo Festival, Granollers Panoràmic Festival (Barcelona) and Fotofestiwal Łódź as well as Palazzo Magnani – Fotografia Europea. The exhibition sees the contribution of the Emilia-Romagna Region and Reire srl.