Photofestival is the most important and deep-rooted celebration of the photographic medium, emphasizing the role of Milan as the capital of Italian photography. The idea is, as usual, to collaborate with all professional operators, involving art galleries, critics, photographers, collectors, enthusiasts, in order to create an ideal route which offers a wide choice of open exhibitions to an ever larger, more interested and more competent audience.This year the “month of photography” begins on April 28th and ends on June 16th.
If in the 2013 edition the target of one hundred events has been largely achieved, this year our ambitions and the enthusiasm that we feel around us, encourage us to grow and to improve the quality of the offer, to build a 2014 edition of Photofestival even more structured and convincing.
Along with the many galleries which has been participating in the festival for years, new galleries will be involved, some of which are well established in the art world, opening for the first time to photography. New players will be institutional spaces such as libraries and civic centers linked to the different areas. In this way we will bring important exhibitions and authors also in the suburban areas of the city and not just in the historic center.
An important new feature will be represented by “The Palaces of Photography”: four elegant buildings (Palazzo Castiglioni, Palazzo Bovara, Palazzo Turati and Palazzo Giureconsulti) that will open to exhibitions specially designed to be hosted there.
Like every year, 7000 free copies of the Catalog of the Festival will be distributed in the exhibition spaces. The printing will be made with an environmentally-friendly system, in order to emphasize the attention we intend to reserve even to this important aspect.
We have, as always, the impassioned support of AIF Italian Association of Photo Digital Imaging, Unione Confcommercio Milano (Confederation of Enterprises, Professions and Self-Employment) and the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, which in recent years have enabled us to develop our festival, as well as the confirmed and consolidated collaboration with the association Startmilano and the new partnership with Photographers.it
In this time of economic difficulty we are guided by the enthusiasm and the search for new opportunities for involving the public that has been following us for long.
For all these reasons we decided to launch a crowdfunding which hopefully will allow us to be able to meet all our expenses and not to lower but rather to expand the quality and quantity of our cultural cultural offerings.
In this way, we will be able to create workshops, guided tours, meetings that will make the exhibition route across the city even more attractive. Those who will join the project by giving their contribution will be members of Photofestival and will be an integral part of the event. In return, they will be able to obtain exclusive opportunities: meetings with authors, participation in workshops, collector’s photographs, official awards.
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Photographers.it è dedicato al mondo della Fotografia. E' stato uno dei primi siti in Italia a focalizzarsi su tale ambito nell'ormai lontano 1999, e si rivolge non solo ai fotografi ma anche a tutte le professionalità del settore e al vasto pubblico degli appassionati.Grazie alla partnership con Eppela proporrà al pubblico progetti interessanti di fotografia per il finanziamento.
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