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Cortona On The Move international photography festival
© Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Cortona On The Move international photography festival

Matt Black » Daniel Castro Garcia » Adam Ferguson » Donna Ferrato » Andrea Frazzetta » Justyna Mielnikiewicz » Miyuki Okuyama » Klaus Pichler » Donald Weber » & others

Festival: 17 Jul – 1 Oct 2017

Thu 13 Jul

Cortona On The Move

Via Roma 31
52044 Cortona


www.cortonaonthemove.com

Cortona On The Move international photography festival
Assal, Salt Plain. The white surface of the Salt Lake. Ali meets his friend Mohamed who also works as a guide for tourists in the Danakil. Happy to meet again, they improvise a Keke dance.
© Andrea Frazzetta

Now in its seventh edition, the international festival of photography Cortona On The Move will host many protagonists of international photography, from the great masters to young talents, in a busy schedule of exhibitions, events program, portfolio reviews with renowned experts and a series of new initiatives.

The exhibitions and events will enliven the old town of Cortona, the Tuscan town crossroads of art and culture, turning it into a big stage in contemporary photography.

In the embrace of the ancient walls and the evocative atmosphere of unique locations, open to the public during the festival, visitors will be able to lay eyes on so many pictures and reflect on the present discovering something more about the world around them, and probably something of themselves.

Cortona On The Move international photography festival
Gold Beach, Item Green. May 2, 2015, 4:38pm. 11°C, 76% RELH, Wind E, 10 Knots. VIS: Fair, Overcast Clouds.
© Donald Weber

Idea

Cortona On The Move is an international festival of photography which surveys the world for new visions and concepts, from its privileged position in the ancient Tuscan hills, famous for their artistic and cultural tradition.

Life is movement, and photography must portray this endless transformation. Just like with any language and its grammar, photography should continually evolve with the times in order to remain a universally accessible lingua franca, tasked to inform, document, create, provoke, inspire and amaze us.

Always mindful of cultural traditions, Cortona On The move was conceived for the purpose of pushing experimental concepts into the future and promoting the language of contemporary photography while, at the same time, encouraging flexibility in the enterpretation of its codes and its content.

It was this contemplation of eternal movement that inspired our "On The Move" idea. The basic principle of seeking, looking, asking and listening, eyes constantly open to this ever unpredictable world, while savouring the joys, the amazement and the pains of this intense observation.

Cortona On The Move seeks to be a dynamic showcase for contemporary photography, for visual storytellers, for lovers of knowledge and for anyone looking for excitement. A public arena for the voices and viewpoints which open our minds, telling us stories that transform us and stimulate our reflection.

Cortona On The Move international photography festival
Self-portrait taken at an orgy. Las Vegas, 1996
© Donna Ferrato
Cortona On The Move international photography festival
Madia. Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 2015 © Daniel Castro Garcia
Cortona On The Move international photography festival
Eza Khan, age 45 and from Herat, stands for a portrait in Kabul, Afghanistan. Eza was born in Iran and was a garment seller, before starting to use Heroin. He has been an addict for fifteen years and has a wife and two children. © Adam Ferguson
Cortona On The Move international photography festival
© Justyna Mielnikiewicz