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Building new cultural spaces is a complex and vital process needed to highlight narrations of the present, often unheeded yet fundamental.

For this reason, the cultural association “La Papessa”, was founded in 2018: its primary activity was giving life to the Biennale of Female Photography. The event aims at filling a substantial gap in the contemporary landscape by collating and displaying a selection of the complex female authorship in photography.

Once every two years, the festival opens Mantua’s doors to the world, curating a series of photo exhibitions - with Alessia Locatelli’s artistic direction - and other collateral events like talks, screenings and workshops. The first of its kind in Italy, the event debuted its first edition on the theme of “Work” in 2020, a topic represented in its multifaceted aspects by women photographers. The festival acts as a platform to support and amplify not just the female gaze and voices but also those of marginalised communities who often see their very existence ignored and questioned. In our approach, culture is an inclusive life space.

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BFF 2020$

Our team

Anna Volpi

Anna Volpi

President

Chiara Maretti

Chiara Maretti

Vice-President

Alessia Locatelli

Alessia Locatelli

Art Director

Beatrice Bassi

Beatrice Bassi

Location Manager

Agnese Mosi

Agnese Mosi

Sponsorship

Ivana Coppolaro

Ivana Coppolaro

Administrative Assistant

Giulia Rizzini

Giulia Rizzini

Identity & Communication

Francesco Palmisano

Francesco Palmisano

IT & Marketing

Lisa Dal Lago

Lisa Dal Lago

Web Design | Volunteer Coordinator

Cecilia Carli

Cecilia Carli

Web Development

Michela Guadagnini

Michela Guadagnini

Videomaker | Video Content Editor

Elena Dolci

Elena Dolci

Social Media Graphics

Chiara Bruera

Chiara Bruera

Sponsorship

Stefania d'Alberto

Stefania d'Alberto

Volunteer Coordinator and Education

Rossella de Toma

Rossella de Toma

Social Media Manager

Ilaria Aucelli

Ilaria Aucelli

Sponsorship

Niall Winters

Niall Winters

Collaborating Curator

Giulia Tomasi

Giulia Tomasi

Volunteer Coordinator and Education

Giorgia Giuzio

Giorgia Giuzio

Collaborating Translator

Martina Nicole Garbin

Martina Nicole Garbin

Assistente gestione location

Beatrice Lattanzi

Beatrice Lattanzi

Assistente Curatela

Anna Volpi

Anna Volpi

President

Chiara Maretti

Chiara Maretti

Vice-President

Alessia Locatelli

Alessia Locatelli

Art Director

Beatrice Bassi

Beatrice Bassi

Location Manager

Agnese Mosi

Agnese Mosi

Sponsorship

Ivana Coppolaro

Ivana Coppolaro

Administrative Assistant

Francesco Palmisano

Francesco Palmisano

IT & Marketing

Giulia Rizzini

Giulia Rizzini

Identity & Communication

Cecilia Carli

Cecilia Carli

Web Development

Lisa Dal Lago

Lisa Dal Lago

Web Design | Volontari

Elena Dolci

Elena Dolci

Social Media Graphics

Michela Guadagnini

Michela Guadagnini

Videomaker | Video Editor

Chiara Bruera

Chiara Bruera

Sponsorship

Stefania d'Alberto

Stefania d'Alberto

Volunteer Coordinator and Education

Rossella de Toma

Rossella de Toma

Social Media Manager

Ilaria Aucelli

Ilaria Aucelli

Sponsorship

Giulia Tomasi

Giulia Tomasi

Volunteer Coordinator and Education

Niall Winters

Niall Winters

Collaborating Curator

Giorgia Giuzio

Giorgia Giuzio

Collaborating Translator

Martina Nicole Garbin

Martina Nicole Garbin

Assistente gestione location

Beatrice Lattanzi

Beatrice Lattanzi

Assistente Curatela

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Opportunities

Work experience
for high schoolers

Being part of a festival is a highly formative experience, where one can experience the various sides of bringing a cultural project to fruition. We offer interested students the chance to get their work experience credits with us, as we believe culture starts at school.