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Program

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, scheduled events may change

Exhibitions

Portfolio Reviews

Talks

Workshop

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Special Events

Exhibitions

Portfolio Reviews

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Talks

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Guests

Tami Aftab is a London Photographer. Her work touches on subjects of intimacy, performance & playfulness through the portraiture. She studied BA Photography at London College of Communication. In 2020, she was granted by Getty Images and Women Photograph and awarded by Creative Review for their Photography Annual.

Carolina Amoretti (1998) born in Liguria in 1988, now lives and works in Milan where she has established herself as a photographer and designer and creative director. Since she was a teenager, Carolina Amoretti developed a strong passion for photography, in 2010 won a scholarship for “Fabrica” the Benetton group's communication research center founded by Olivero Toscani where she specialized in communication through photography. Not long after, Carolina started collaborating with several magazines, brands, singers. Her interest in photography art and fashion, oriented to the colorful world of women, brought Carolina to give life to the project Fantabody in 2015.

Barbara Bachmann (1985) born in Brunico, is an independent journalist and León, collaborates with magazines such as “Reportagen”, “Internazionale” and “Die Zeit”. After her studies in German, political science and Spanish in Innsbruck and León, she studied reportage in Reutlingen. She has collected various accolades, such as the journalism award Axel Springer. Barbara Bachmann lives in Alto Adige.

Giulia Flavia Baczynski is a visual artist attracted to multiple representations of space. Throughout the years the concept of space, being it urban or natural or imagined and conceptual, has become the nucleus of her research. She worked for many years as a model maker for the Politecnico of Milan, where she earned a degree in Architecture, and in 2014 began an artistic study that relates the model to photography: the freedom of representing a concept of space shows how reality itself is a flexible concept.
The model, perceived in a conceptual and ideal way, brings her to work with cartography to understand how humans design their virtual and mental space.

Letizia Battaglia is 86 years old and is the Director of the International Center of Photography of Palermo. She is still shooting pictures and mostly photographs the bodies of women. She is a great-grandmother, a grandmother and mother who also takes photos.

Daria Bonera born in Milan, after graduating in Fashion Marketing from St. Martins School in London, she started working with the Grazia Neri Photojournalistic Agency for which she represented several international agencies and was responsible for the selection of new photographers.  Founder of DB agency, for many years she has been a portfolio reader in several Photography Festivals in Italy and abroad, she is part of international photography juries, she is a nominator for the Prix Pictet and she collaborates with some photography schools as a mentor. From 2009 to 2019 she was the photo editor of the magazine "Touring National Geographic Traveler Italia". Since 2021 she has been visual editor of the photo collective Cesura for editorial and commercial projects.

Marco Brioni From 2015 to 2018 he coordinated the radio program Mantova Eyes on RadioBase Mantova. In 2015, along with Rugger Ughetti, he created “Frammenti di Fotografia”, a cultural association that spreads knowledge about photography, its history, the protagonists and its language, collaborating with important institutions such as Festivaletteratura, Festival della Fotografia Etica and Fondazione Palazzo Te. He's been a FIAF Tutor since 2018 and works with cultural appointments and portfolio reviews. Since 2021 he has been the curator of warafterwar.com, a portal dedicated to photography books on the legacy that wars leave.

Chiara Cognigni (1995) born in the Marche region in 1995, she moved to Bologna to start her Graphic Design studies at the Academy of Fine Arts. These were important years to understand how collaboration, order and independence are fundamental in her creative path. After completing her studies I decided to move to Milan, a choice initially dictated by a pure desire to escape. In the end, Milan proved to be my safe haven where all my sides come together in perfect harmony. Parallel to the Mulieris project, for which she is also art director, she works as a freelance Graphic Designer.

Betty Colombo Photoreporter who works for various Italian and foreign magazines, and is contracted with Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera, Condè Nast (Vanity Fair and Glamour) Mondadori and others. She's involved with Canon as a Local Testimonial Project. She's had exhibitions around the world, has published 5 books and received two career awards. Her photos have been purchased by Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

Denis Curti artistic director of the TRE OCI house in Venice and consultant for the management of the photographic funds of the Fondazione di Venezia he wrote “Capire la fotografia contemporanea" (2020). Course leader of the Master in Photography at Raffles School in Milan. Artistic Director of the Festival of Photography in Capri and of the festival dedicated to Arturo Ghergo in Montefano. Curator of photography and contemporary art exhibitions, he was the director of the Italian Foundation for Photography in Turin and the curator of the first photographic auctions of Sotheby's in Milan. For over 15 years he has been a journalist and photography critic for Vivimilano and Corriere della Sera. From 2005 to 2014 he was the director of Contrasto - Milano and vice president of Fondazione Forma in Milan. In 2014 he founded STILL Fotografia, and from 2015 to 2019 he was the director of the monthly magazine "Il Fotografo”.

Elisa Cuter is a cinema critic and author of the essay “Ripartire dal desiderio” (2020, minimum fax). She is editor of the society section of the magazine Tascabile, published by the Treccani Institute, and is in the doctorate program and is a researcher at the Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf of Babelsberg. Throughout the years she has collaborated with the Cinema Museum in Turin, the Lovers Film Festival in Turin, LGBTQ Visions and the Berlin Feminist Film Week, and has been an assistant to the direction at the Carbonia Film Festival – Work and Migration Cinema. She has worked with cinema in the field of gender issues for various magazines such as Doppiozero, Not, Filmidee and Cineforum, and has written for various scientific magazines and volumes.

Valentina D’accardi (1985) lives and works in Bologna. She has a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, and is specialized in Painting with a Masters with L. Caccioni. She obtained her degree with R. Daolio, and was chosen to represent the A.B.A. of Bologna with a solo show in the Italian Pavilion of MULHOUSE 010. In 2016 she won the Setup Award as Best Artist Under35, and is mentioned in the Francesco Fabbri Award for Contemporary Art and is among the finalists of "Giovane Fotografia Italiana", in the official circuit of Fotografia Europea, International Festival of Reggio Emilia. In 2018 she won third place of the Artifact Prize.

Marilena Delli Umuhoza has a Masters degree in Foreign Languages and Literature for International Communication and has studied cinema at UCLA in Los Angeles. With a mother from Rwanda and a father from Bergamo, she has written two books on racism in Italy and conducts a radio program dedicated to afro-descendent excellencies on Radio Radicale. Photographer and director, she has worked with her husband Ian Brennan on more than 37 albums of artists from all over the world, receiving international awards including a Grammy and re-awakening the attention of the mass media on the topic of racism and diversity in the world of music and literature. Her work has been published in international publications such as New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, CNN and BBC.

Grazia Dell’Oro has a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature and participates in various social and cultural projects. She specialized at the University of Ca Foscari with a Masters on Immigration and collaborates with public and private institutions on the creation of programs for social innovation. In 2011 she published her work on immigrant family assistants Non solo badanti . In 2014 she founded the publishing house emuse, a cultural project that revolves around visual arts.

Simona Ghizzoni (b.1977) is a visual artist and women's rights activist. Most of his work stems from personal issues, which she elaborates and interprets through photography and video. Known primarily for his autobiographical work on eating disorders, entitled Odd Days, and for the Aftermath/Rayuela series of self-portraits that address the ambivalent relationship between mankind and nature, Ghizzoni blurs the lines between documentary and personal research. Although her images are often socially inspired, she tends to use a personal and participatory, sometimes even fantastic, narrative that arises from the intimate relationship she creates with the other. She is currently working on Isola, a new series of self-portraits.

Franziska Gilli (1987) born in 1987 in Bolzano, is an independent photo-journalist in Hannover. She has studied cultural management and photo-journalism and documentary photography in Freeburg, Hannover and Bruxelles. Her images have been published in various magazines, such as iO Donna, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Internazionale, and have been selected for international photo festivals such as the Copenhagen Photo Festival. Franziska Gilli is a member of the laif agency.

Greta Langianni born in Prato, but constantly on the move, she studied Photography and Cinema at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Media technology in Hamburg and then finished in Paris and returned here, in Milan, with Mulieris. She was born mainly as a Photographer, but over the years she has opened herself to everything that social media encompasses and the variants that photography can take on nowadays, dealing with content creation and social media management, among other things, along with her career as a freelance photographer.

Camilla in art Miss Sorry, is a professional in the world of imagination and photography.
She grew up in her family's art gallery, and received a degree from IED in Rome, to then form a vast experience on photo sets as a model and stylist before switching to the other side of the lens, finding that the language of photography is her most complete means of expression.
Miss Sorry's photographic style is proudly pop, light-hearted, irreverent, ironic and fun. During the last few years she has been mainly dedicated to nude photography with the project iamnkd in her lively studio in Padova.

Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi In 2006 she started documenting the independent music scene, and since then has worked for many artists, becoming a point of reference in the national music scene. In 2016 she became a member of Contrasto. She works as a portrait photographer for the most important magazines. Her personal production is moved by the need to use portraiture as an exploration of topics tied to the social sphere and human rights. She teaches photography at IED. She was one of the protagonists of the Sky Arte series Le Fotografe. In 2021 she published her first book JHALAK and along with Simona Ghizzoni created a photo and educational project on gender violence: Segni.

Sara Lorusso (1995) born in Bologna, she is a Photographer and Visual Artist. Since she was a child she was fascinated by nature and by the creatures that populate it. It is precisely in the family country house that she began her journey of discovering nature and herself. She studied photography in Bologna (Spazio Labò) and subsequently graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. She has always been interested in the role of women in our society. She tries to tell stories of people close to her, or even of people she has just met, in a very delicate and pure way. Her photography is aimed at inclusion and equality with the hope of a better future.

Maria Clara Macrì born in Reggio Emilia, during her adolescence she began to take an interest, with particular attention, in gender issues. After graduating in Contemporary World History in 2010, she moved to London where she approached photography for the first time.
She has been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2019, nominated in the i-D Global list of the 20 photographers to follow in 2020. Her work has been featured in New Queer Photography Book 2020 published by Verlag Kettler, and international magazines among which i-D, Vogue, Vice, Dazed. Her book released in the 2021 “In Her Rooms” (Postcart) was featured on Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, I-D global, Internazionale, and Fisheye Magazine.

Francesca Marani is the Visual Editor of Global PhotoVogue and, alongside with Alessia Glaviano and Chiara Bardelli Nonino, she is the curator of the PhotoVogue Festival. Curator of numerous events and exhibitions, she participated as juror of PHmuseum 2020 Mobile Photo Prize, Photoville FENCE and LensCulture Portrait Awards (2021), among others.
She regularly collaborates with several photography festivals and schools as portfolio reviewer and lecturer.

Manuela Masciadri is a portrait painter based in Milan, who expresses herself through photography and writing. After graduating in Literature, she deepened her photographic research. Over the years, she has collaborated with international magazines, designers and artists; she realizes personal exhibitions during the White Show, and the Milan Fashion Week. 
In January 2021 she founded Sublimista®, a humanist and aesthetic project that expresses itself through the online magazine and the Academy. The purpose of the Sublimist® project is to inspire each human being to give meaning to their life, making it a work of art.

Myriam Meloni (1980) is an Italian photographer based in Barcelona. Trained as a lawyer and specialized in criminology, she moved to photography graduating from the Photographic Institute of Catalonia. She collaborates with newspapers and NGOs.

Lucia Miodini Lucia Miodini is the manager at the Media and Fashion Section of Centro Studi and the Archive of Communication of the University of Parma, where she is delegated with the didactics and Public History. She currently teaches History of Photography at the University ISIA of Urbino, where she coordinated the Triennial degree in Graphic Projects and Visual Communication. In 2012 she was awarded the National Trophy as a Critic.
She coordinates the work groups for Gender and Public History, and published essays and monograph volumes in the field of visual and gender studies. She's part of several committees and boards of directors, and she participated in national and international conventions and curated many exhibitions. Her name is in the database of the 100 experts in History and Philosophy.

Ilvy Njiokiktjien (1984) is an award-winning photographer, multimedia journalist from the Netherlands. She covers current affairs and contemporary social issues. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Der Spiegel & others.

Valeria Palumbo Journalist, historian, theater writer and event organizer, Valeria Palumbo is the editor-in-chief of Oggi and collaborates with Corriere della Sera and Radio della Svizzera italiana. She has been editor-in-chief of L’Europeo and Global Foreign Policy, she worked for Gazzetta dello SportCorriere della Sera, Amica and Capital. Professor at the Statali of Milan and Urbino (2006-2021), she has been writing essays since 2003 (Prestami il volto, Selene, Premio Città delle donne). Among the latest: Piuttosto m’affogherei. Storia vertiginosa delle zitelle (Enciclopedia delle donne, 2018); L’Epopea delle lunatiche (Hoepli, 2018). Non per me sola (Laterza, 2020); La donna che osò amare sé stessa. Indagine sulla Contessa di Castiglione (Neri Pozza, 2021).

Angelica Pesarini is an Assistant professor in Italian Studies and Race and Cultural Studies/Race and Diaspora at the University of Toronto. After receiveing a doctorate at the University of Leeds in England, she taught at the University of Lancaster and returned to Italy in 2017 where she created and taugt the course Black Italia at the New York University in Florence.
She is active in anti-racist debates in Italy, is the author of various publications in English and Italian, and is the co-founder of the Black Mediterranean Collective, who in 2021 published the volume: The Black Mediterranean: Bodies, Borders, and Citizenship (London: Palgrave Macmillan).

Stefania Prandi Journalist and photographer, she works on topics such as gender and work issues, human rights and culture. She has carried out reportages and inquiries in various parts of the world, collaborating with international organizations such as Al Jazeera, National Geographic, Radiotelevisione svizzera, El Pais, Correctiv, BuzzFeed and Danwatch. She has written the books 'Oro rosso. Fragole, pomodori, molestie e sfruttamento nel Mediterraneo' and 'Le conseguenze. I femminicidi e lo sguardo di chi resta'. She won prizes in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and United States. Among these: National Geographic Emergency Journalism Fund Grant; Volkart Stiftung Grant; The Pollination Project; Henri Nannen Preis; Otto Brenner Preis.

Cecilia Pratizzoli creator and founder of Italy Photo Award, a national award for fine art photography and of Premio Editoriale Voglino. Art director and photographer, she is totally dedicated to photography in order to conceive and promote projects with artistic and cultural institutions on a national scale aimed at a wider diffusion of photographic culture.
she carries out training courses, workshops and experiential laboratories dedicated to the person as an expert in training processes and pedagogist in the world of visual arts, with a focus on photography as a lens of self-inquiry, a map of identity research and as an artistic tool for introspection and experimentation.

Patrizia Pulga laureata in Scienze Politiche, fotografa e docente di fotografia, Charter Member di Women In Photography International e fondatrice di DONNE FOTOGRAFE, tratta tematiche di genere, immigrazione, intercultura. Tra i progetti: Women Photographers’ Net, sulle fotografe europee; Appunti contro il Razzismo con la scrittrice Elena Gianini Belotti e Lithuania 24 hours. Ha esposto presso alcuni dei più importanti Musei al mondo. Sue immagini fanno parte delle collezioni dell’Archivio della Comunicazione – Università di Parma e della Women in Photography International Collection – Yale University. Per Pendragon ha scritto “Le donne fotografe dalla nascita della fotografia ad oggi: uno sguardo di genere” e “Dizionario delle Fotografe dall’Ottocento ad oggi in Europa e Nord America”.

Francesco Raganato is the creator of Le Fotografeseries, and documentaries’ director and author both for cinema and TV. He was among the creators of the Fotografi24 monographic documentaries on the great Italian photographers, broadcast on Sky Arte. In 2014 his docufilm Looking for Kadija, produced by Rai Cinema, won the Rome Film Festival and, in 2015, the Africa and Asia Festival in Milan. He is the Text Supervisor and a collaborator of the community magazine Perimetro, the largest community of Italian photographers.
Since 2021 he has been Creative director of Seriously, a specialized series-creation agency.

Roselena Ramistella (1982), è una fotografa nata a Gela (Sicilia). Il suo background è in Scienze Politiche. Al centro delle sue narrazioni fotografiche troviamo problematiche sociali, la ritrattistica, e l’interazione tra uomo e mondo naturale. I suoi lavori sono apparsi su Corriere della Sera, L’Uomo Vogue, The Guardian, The Times, British Journal of Photography e Vanity Fair.

Flavia Rossi is a photographer based between Rome and Milan. She won the Atlante prize for the contemporary creativity general direction Triennale and MUFOCO.. Her works have been published in several Italian magazines and newspapers.

Arianna Todisco (1995) is a visual storyteller and lives in Milan.
Her style is integral and physical, which aims at capturing the sensitive part of social and cultural stories in evolution: visual anthropology with the application of a new reportage language. In 2019 she obtained a degree in Photography and contemporary languages at CFP Bauer in Milan. She is currently following a Masters in Anthropology Sciences at the University of Milano-Bicocca. In 2020 she founded Maatrice, a communications and visual research company.

Maria Cristina Valeri Professional photographer, since 2019 she has been president of the Association Roma Fotografia, a cultural reality that organizes the Festival della Fotografia in Rome and large national and international cultural events.
For several years she was a marketing manager for international companies, and then moved onto the institutional field where, for more than fifteen years, she managed the creation of events of public interest, conventions and public relations.

Daniella Zalcman (1986) is a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer, she is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation and the founder of Women Photograph. Her photographic work tends to focus on the legacies of western colonization.

Marisa Zanatta photo editor and journalist, she has been working in the field for over 20 years.
After graduating from IULM, in Milan, she was assistant and producer for photographer Fabrizio Ferri and worked in the production office of Prada's advertising campaigns. She worked for Vanity Fair since the first issue and she has followed several editions of the Sony World Photography Awards, as correspondent of the magazine.
She participates in portfolio readings and juries, teaches photo editing and photo production, and writes for industry publications.

Exhibitions

Tami Aftab

The Dog’s in the Car

Casa di Rigoletto
Everyday in March

Hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Free Entry

Guided visit with the artist: 5 March h 14:00 - in english with interpreter - max 13 people

Fatemeh Behboudi

The War is still Alive

Casa del Pittore
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Sarah Blesener

Beckon Us From Home

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Betty Colombo
La Riparazione

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Visitors can enjoy the photos also through a VR visor.

Guided visit with the artist: 19 March h 15:00 - in italian - max 24 people

Solmaz Daryani

The Eyes of the Earth

Galleria Disegno
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Delphine Diallo

Highness

Galleria Disegno
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Esther Ruth Mbabazi

This Time We Are Young

Ex Chiesa della Madonna della Vittoria
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Myriam Meloni
Insane Security

Spazio Arrivabene 2
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Guided visit with the artist: Canceled

Ilvy Njiokiktjien
Born Free

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Guided visit with the artist: 6 March h 14:30 - in english with interpreter - max 24 people

Flavia Rossi
Nuovo Patrimonio (new heritage)

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Guided visit with the artist: 13 March h 15:00 - in italian - max 24 people

Daniella Zalcman
Signs of your Identity

Palazzo Te, Tinelli
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 18:30

Guided visit with the artist: 5 March h 15:00 - in english with interpreter - max 24 people

Lumina Collective
Echoes

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Open Call

Maria Grazia Carriero
Liminal

La Cucina
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 12:30 – 14:30 / 20:00 – 22:30

Chiara Cunzolo
Free Down Syndrome

Spazio Arrivabene 2
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Giulia Hrvatin
Bitch please

Pink Tattoo
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 18:00

Chiara Innocenti
RI.CORDA. Richiamare in cuore

En Bottiglieria Moderna
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 07:00 – 15:00 / 18:00 – 00:00

Sarah Mei Herman
Julian & Jonathan

Umberto I Lounge
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 07:30 – 02:00

Barbara Pau
Infracture

Galleria Mossini
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 09:00 – 12:30 / 15:30 – 19:00

Luiza Possamai Kons
In the name of the Mother and the Father

Giallozucca
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 12:30 – 14:00 / 19:30 – 22:00

Anita Pouchard Serra
Reina & Abdelbaki: Conversations between Paris and Oran

Giallozucca
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 12:30 – 14:00 / 19:30 – 22:00

Francesca Tilio
L I N K / Love Is a Necessary Knot

Librerie Coop
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 09:00 – 19:30

Special Events

Apertura Straordinaria

with Fujifilm Italia

Casa del Mantegna
8 March

h 10:00 – 18:00

L’8 Marzo 2022, in occasione della Giornata Internazionale dei Diritti della Donna, Fujifilm offrirà l’occasione unica di accedere gratuitamente alle mostre della Biennale della Fotografia Femminile ospitate presso Casa del Mantegna con orario continuato dalle ore 10 alle ore 18. L’iniziativa desidera coinvolgere uomini e donne per celebrare questa giornata e stimolare una riflessione sulla ancora attuale disparità sociale di genere e su come la società stessa sia raccontata principalmente da uno sguardo maschile. Con questo evento Fujifilm Italia aderisce agli obiettivi stilati nell’agenda delle Nazioni Unite per il 2030 relativamente a cultura e parità di genere.

Lomography x BFF

LomoWalk Mantova

Mantua
13 Marzo

h 10:30

Per tutte le informazioni, consultate la pagina facebook dell’evento.

Walk-in Portraits

con Diego Dalla Palma

C.so Umberto I, 18
19 March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Diego dalla Palma Milano will be present at the BFF on Saturday, March 19 with a make-up artist and the photographer Roselena Ramistella. The artist, already voted among the best photographers of the "Sony World Photography Awards" in 2018, will offer a free portrait session open to all women, capturing all the strength of their presence. Participants can share their experience with the official event hashtags #beautyisalie and ##labellezzaèunabugia.

Portfolio Reviews

The portfolio readings are open to all, men and women. The jury, composed of professionals invited by the Biennale with the person of reference for the Italy Photo Award, will select two portfolios (under and over 35) that will participate in the finals of the national award in December. For information regarding the award, visit www.italyphotoaward.com.

Daria Bonera

Biblioteca G.Baratta
5 March

Hours: from 10:50
Price: 30€

Every session will be 20 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

Denis Curti

Biblioteca G.Baratta
5 March

Hours: from 10:50
Price: 30€

Every session will be 20 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

Francesca Marani

Biblioteca G.Baratta
5 March

Hours: from 10:50
Price: 30€

Every session will be 20 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

Cecilia Pratizzoli

Biblioteca G.Baratta
5 March

Hours: from 10:50
Costo: 30€

Every session will be 20 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

Daniella Zalcman

Biblioteca G.Baratta
5 March

Hours: from 09:30
Costo: 30€

Every session will be 20 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

Marisa Zanatta

Biblioteca G.Baratta
5 March

Hours: from 10:50
Costo: 30€

Every session will be 20 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

Talks

Tami Aftab

In conversation with Tami Aftab: illness and humor in photography

Casa del Mantegna
5 March

h 11:00
Free Entry

Speaking with the photographer are Niall Winters, curator of the exhibition, and Tami's father, Tony. Starting from Aftab's project, the three converse on family dynamics, the relationship between photographer and subject, and the evolution of long term projects.

Daniella Zalcman

In conversation with Daniella Zalcman: towards equality in photography

Casa del Mantegna
5 March

h 16:30
Free Entry

The founder of Women Photograph and BFF president Anna Volpi speak of the current state of photography, which lacks in equality in all areas. The two photographers speak about the reasons of this inequality and the organizations working to change the situation.

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

In conversation with Ilvy Njiokiktjien: exploring human lives through photojournalism and storytelling

Casa del Mantegna
5 March

h 18:30
Free Entry

Njiokiktjien will give a look behind the scenes of her Born Free project as well as other projects. She tells about the stories behind the works, her working method and passion. How she connects to her stories and the way she approaches photography.

Manuela Masciadri

Presentation of 'Il Sublimista'

Casa del Mantegna
6 March

h 16:30
Free Entry

Who is the Sublimista? Presentation of the photographic and literary magazine that inspires the search for the Sublime through the stories of artists and their works.

Myriam Meloni

In conversation with Myriam Meloni: photographing social issues

Casa del Mantegna
11 March

h 18:00
Free Entry

Canceled.

Dott.ssa Angelica Pesarini, Marilena Delli Umuhoza

In conversation with Dr. Angelica Pesarini and Marilan Delli Umuhoza: the effects of post-colonialism and the representation of second generations

Casa del Mantegna
12 March

h 16:00
Free Entry

Dr. Pesarini works on intersections of race, gender, citizenship and identity in Italy. She has published several books and at the moment works with the University of Toronto. Marilena Delli Umuhoza, one of La Repubblica's 50 women of the year 2020, works with cinema and music and is the author of books that speak about racism in Italy.

Sara Lorusso, Greta Langianni and Chiara Cognigni

Presentation of magazine and project Mulieris

Casa del Mantegna
13 Marzo

h 11:00
Free Entry

Mulieris is an independent magazine based in Italy. Mulieris is not only a magazine, but it’s a platform, a safe place, a community, a source for art and events created by women, but that aims to speak to everyone regardless of their gender or sex.

Flavia Rossi

In conversation with Flavia Rossi: architecture, documentation, spaces and people

Casa del Mantegna
13 Marzo

h 16:30
Free Entry

Speaking with Flavia Rossi is Giulia Flavia Baczynski, also an architect and photographer.

Betty Colombo

In conversation with Betty Colombo: building your photographic journey

Casa del Mantegna
19 March

h 11:00
Free Entry

Betty Colombo speaks with BFF President Anna Volpi on topics such as personal and photographic growth, how to create opportunities, and how they live photography.

Stefania Prandi

‘Le Conseguenze: Femminicidi e lo sguardo di chi resta’

Casa del Mantegna
19 March

h 17:00
Free Entry

Stefania Prandi presents her project 'Le Conseguenze: Femminicidi e lo sguardo di chi resta'. This is a work that has various forms: a narrative book published by Settenove; a travelling photography exhibition; a photographic catalogue in collaboration with Chiara Cretella and the Association Ipazia. In conversation with Renza Volpini, interviewed in the book, and Non Una Di Meno Mantova.

Patrizia Pulga

Presentazione della ricerca sulle donne fotografe nella storia e nel mondo

Casa del Mantegna
20 March

h 11:00
Free Entry

Patrizia Pulga shows the research that led to the publication of two books: the first, on professional photographers around the world, the second, on female photographers in North America and Europe.

Maria Cristina Valeri

Presentation of Roma Fotografia

Casa del Mantegna
20 March

h 14:30
Free Entry

La Presidente di Roma Fotografia Maria Cristina Valeri parla della manifestazione romana e del premio Fotografia al femminile Bresciani Visual Art.

Valeria Palumbo

From the Countess of Castiglione to Cindy Sherman: how women used photography to put themselves in the scene

Casa del Mantegna
20 March

h 16:30
Free Entry

Palumbo, journalist, historian of female characters and theatrical writer, has published the book 'The woman who dared love herself. A study on the Countess of Castiglione'.

Elisa Cuter

Presentazione del libro: “Ripartire dal desiderio”

Casa del Mantegna
25 March

h 18:00
Free Entry

Ripartire dal desiderio tries to determine the present meaning of the equation "the personal is political" through an original point of view on central topics in today's public debate, which relates phenomena that are apparently distant from each other; but it is above all an invitation to abandon the safe harbor of identity to pose more ambitious challenges and more disturbing questions, just like those that desire poses.
The author will be connected remotely.

Marco Brioni and Grazia Dell’Oro

Marco Brioni e Grazia Dell’Oro in conversazione: ‘Famiglia – famiglie’

Casa del Mantegna
26 Marzo

h 11:00
Free Entry

The representation of family relationships in the works of some famous photographers that have become cult books in the history of photography.

Filippo Venturi and Grazia Dell’Oro

'My Dear': a collective photo project

Casa del Mantegna
26 Marzo

h 16:30
Free Entry

Filippo Venturi guided fifteen women of different nationalities and experiences through the creation of individual photo projects, gathered in the book My dear (emuse). Il laboratorio è un esempio riuscito del processo di “democratizzazione” della fotografia: chiunque può scattare una fotografia, avere un ruolo da protagonista nel flusso comunicativo, contribuire ad attivare processi sociali e influenzare la percezione pubblica. Il fotografo ne parla con Grazia Dell’Oro.

Franziska Gilli and Barbara Bachmann

Presentation of the project 'Santa o Sgualdrina' (Saint or Whore)

Casa del Mantegna
27 March

h 11:00
Free Entry

Franziska Gilli and Barbara Bahcmann present their project Santa o Sgualdrina. In conversation with Lucia Miodini.
Santa o Sgualdrina is a photo story, a book, a journalistic research, a traveling exhibition on the roles of women in Italy. For decades Dr. Lucia Miodini has been working in the field of photography history and research, as well as gender studies and the dissemination of women's knowledge.

Arianna Todisco

Presentation of the project and photo book 'Ephemeral Freedom'

Casa del Mantegna
27 March

h 16:30
Free Entry

Arianna Todisco presents her project and photo book Ephemeral Freedom.
The project speaks about the Camminanti, descendents of nomads who came to Sicily by boat in the late three hundreds. They keep their traditions alive by selling balloons, combining marriages within their community, and having a head of family. They walk throughout Sicily but spend winters in Noto.

Showings

Tickets for the showings at Cinema Mignon will be on sale at the ticket office of the cinema. The price is 7€ adults and 5€ concessions (Cinema Mignon memberships and BFF 2022 ticket owners)

Parlando con voi

A video installation describes
thirty Italian photographers

Casa del Mantegna
From 4 March

h 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00
Free Entry

Thirty Italian women photographers tell their stories, each one in an exclusive video interview, through an innovative exhibition itinerary that departs from the classic approach of the photographic exhibition in order to involve the viewer not only visually but also emotionally.
This exhibition, conceived by Giovanni Gastel and promoted by AFIP, covers more than a century of Italian photography’s history seen through the eyes of women.

Details...

The photographers involved are: Paola Agosti, Silvia Amodio, Martina Bacigalupo, Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Isabella Balena, Marirosa Ballo, Giovanna Borgese, Francesca Brambilla and Serena Serrani, Monika Bulaj, Silvia Camporesi, Marianna Cappelli, Lisetta Carmi, Carla Cerati, Isabella Colonnello, Patrizia Della Porta, Paola Di Bello, Cristina Ghergo, Bruna Ginammi, Silvia Lelli, Antonella Monzoni, Francesca Moscheni, Giulia Niccolai, Cristina Omenetto, Donata Pizzi, Susanna Pozzoli, Leonilda Prato, Giada Ripa, Paola Salvioni, Lori Sammartino and Daniela Tartaglia.
Parlando con voi is an AFIP International and CNA Professions initiative.

Le Fotografe: Guia Besana

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
5 March

h 14:30
Free Entry

Guia Besana is an Italian photographer based in Paris and Barcelona. She creates scenes that depict contemporary women's problems, and speaks of the impact of maternity on women's photographic careers.
Following the showing there will be a talk with the director Francesco Raganato and BFF President Anna Volpi

Details...

Le Fotografe: Guia Besana – Una questione personale
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

Le Fotografe: Roselena Ramistella

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
6 March

h 11:00
Free Entry

Roselena Ramistella is a Sicilian photographer who explores social issues through storytelling and portraiture. In the episode she speaks of the power of women on her island, Sicily.
Following the showing there will be a talk with the director Francesco Raganato and BFF President Anna Volpi

Details...

Le Fotografe: Roselena Ramistella – L’isola delle femmine
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

Le Fotografe: Zoe Natale Mannella

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
12 March

h 11:00
Free Entry

Zoe Natale Mannella is a young photographer who portrays bodies with freedom, honesty, spontaneity, navigating in sensuality, fashion, self-portraits. In the episode she speak of friendship and intimacy between girls of her generation.
Following the showing there will be a talk with the photographer, BFF President Anna Volpi and Miss Sorry, fotografa e fondatrice di I Am Naked on the Internet. IAMNKD is many things, a meeting point for those who want to find the freedom to undress online, an enhancement of everyone's beauty, a virtual place for sharing art.

Details...

Le Fotografe: Zoe Natale Mannella – Intimità
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

‘Appuntamento ai Marinai’

Ariam Tekle

Cinema Mignon
12 March

h 14:00
Intero: 7€
Ridotto: 5€

Appuntamento ai Marinai talks about the experience of Second Generation immigrants from Eritrea that were born or arrived in Italy between the 70s and 80s, particularly in Milan.

Details...

‘Appuntamento ai Marinai’
Directed by: Ariam Tekle
Language Italian with English subtitles
Duration: 54 minutes
Max seating: 160 people

Le Fotografe: Sara Lorusso

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
13 Marzo

h 14:30
Free Entry

n the episode Lorusso speaks of her generation, searching for a place in this world.
Following the showing there will be a talk with the photographer and Valentina d’Accardi, her model and photographer colleague.

Details...

Le Fotografe: Sara Lorusso – Sul mio corpo
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

Le Fotografe: Simona Ghizzoni

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
18 March

h 18:00
Free Entry

Ghizzoni uses self-portraits and a delicate gaze to speak about difficult issues such as eating disorders and violence against women.
Following the showing there will be a talk with the photographer and BFF President Anna Volpi.

Details...

Le Fotografe: Simona Ghizzoni – Tutto parla di me
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

Le Fotografe: Maria Clara Macrì

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
19 March

h 14:30
Free Entry

In the episode Macrì portrays girls from around the world in their rooms, promoting the importance of independence and self-determination. Many of these pictures are in the book ‘In Her Rooms’
Following the showing there will be a talk with the photographer and BFF President Anna Volpi.

Details...

Le Fotografe: Maria Clara Macrì – Una stanza tutta per se’
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

Le Fotografe: Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
26 Marzo

h 14:30
Free Entry

Magliocchetti Lombi is a "rock" photographer of big Italian and international names, and talks to us about the role of women in society.
Following the showing there will be a talk with the photographer.

Details...

Le Fotografe: Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi – Un ritratto in due
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

Le Fotografe: Carolina Amoretti

Sky Arte

Casa del Mantegna
27 March

h 14:30
Free Entry

Besides working as a photographer, Amoretti has created the world of Fantagirl, a community of women who promote body positivity.
Following the showing there will be a talk with the photographer.

Details...

Le Fotografe: Carolina Amoretti – Fantagirl
by Sky Arte
Directed by: Francesco Raganato
Produced by: Terratrema Film in collaboration with Seriously
Language italian
Duration: 26 minutes
Max seating: 35 people

Workshop

Letizia Battaglia

Naked like Mother Earth

Ex convento S.Lucia
26 and 27 March

Hours: Sabato 11:00 – 18:00
Domenica 10:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 15:00)

SOLD OUT

A unique encounter on the photographic language through our female body, as we set out to conquer ourselves and the world. The power of photographic expression fusing with the photographed subject. It’s an invitation for all women of any age to discover without vanity the adventures that the camera can enable. There will be a model during the sessions.
Sarà a disposizione una modella.

Details...

Number of participants: max 25 (women only)
Price: 400€
Skills required: knowledge of digital cameras.
Materials required: digital camera and, in case, a laptop. For the participants interested, it's possible to bring along a USB key with five pictures of their own.

Bookings available till 20 March

Betty Colombo

Being a photoreporter - Itinerant workshop on reportage

Alkèmica
20 March

Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
(break h 13:00 - 14:00)

SOLD OUT

This workshop offers the opportunity to take a closer look at photojournalism and its ways of communication, guided by the expert eye of professional Betty Colombo. The event will take place mainly outdoors, in the streets of Mantua, inside and outside shops, monuments and refreshment spots. We will follow an organised but "open" path, aiming to teach in practice how to shoot a complete series of photos for magazines, either printed or digital.

Details...

Each participant will be supported from phase one, the initial concept: what title and content are you tasked to capture through the photos? There will then be a "commissioning" phase with a specific angle geared to learning approaches, methods, editing, development/post-production up to the final sale.

Number of participants: max 20
Price: 99€
Skills required: knowledge of photography basis
Materials required: Digital camera, a laptop or tablet on which to save photos, comfortable shoes.

Bookings available till 18 March

Simona Ghizzoni

A room of one's own: self-portraiture as storytelling - Self-portraiture workshop

Creative Lab
19 and 20 March

Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 15:00)

Book

In the words of Virginia Woolf, every artist needs a room of their own.
Self-portraiture, introspection and autobiographical research will be our rooms of choice during an intensive two-day event, offering a combination of lectures on contemporary photography and practical experimentation.

Details...

Simona Ghizzoni will guide participants through an intense photographic journey ending with contemporary artists: from Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman's existential disguises to Francesca Woodman and Arno Minkinnen's intimate performances, from Cristina Núñez's emotional self-portraits to the rawness of Nan Goldin's lifelong diary.

Number of participants: max 12
Price: 275€
Skills required: being interested in photography, both amatourish and professional. Basic knowledge of digital cameras.
Materials required: personal digital camera, tripod and, eventually, a laptop.

Myriam Meloni

Portraiture in documentary photography

Creative Lab
12 and 13 March

Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
(break h 12:00 - 13:00)

ANNULLATO

Workshop canceled.

Details...

Canceled.

Number of participants: max 15
Price: 300€
Skills required: basic knowledge of photography
Materials required: Digital camera

Filippo Venturi

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography today and the theoretical and practical development of a project

Creative Lab
27 March

Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 14:00)

Book

The workshop will focus on the concept of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography today and the theoretical and practical development of a project. It will deal with the various aspects involved, from researching a story and fact-checking to the relationship with photo editors and the distribution channels.

Details...

Verrà inoltre analizzato lo svolgimento e la realizzazione del laboratorio fotografico My Dear, svolto dal docente durante il lockdown, che ha visto protagoniste 20 donne di 9 nazionalità diverse con lo scopo di perseguire l’obiettivo 5 dell’Agenda 2030 delle Nazioni Unite: “raggiungere l’uguaglianza di genere ed emancipare tutte le donne e le ragazze”.

Number of participants: max 10
Price: 150€
Skills required: being interested in photography, both amatourish and professional
Materials required: the workshop is theoretical, digital cameras are not necessary

Bookings available till 25 March

Daniella Zalcman

Long-term photographic project development

Creative Lab
6 March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 14:00)

Book

This intensive one-day workshop will focus on the mechanics of developing long-term projects with photojournalist Daniella Zalcman. The conversation will focus primarily on the logistics of conceiving, executing, financing and publishing long-term work. The workshop will touch on everything from ethical practices in the field to best strategies for writing, presenting and promoting.

Details...

To make the most of this practical skill-building opportunity, participants should come with a long-term project in progress (or at least a clearly outlined one, if not yet underway). There will be time for discussion on individual projects and challenges, encouraging collective problem-solving.
An interpreter will be present.

Number of participants: max 15
Price: 180€
Skills required: being interested in photography, both amatourish and professional.
Materials required: il workshop è teorico, dunque non sarà necessario portare macchine fotografiche.