the biennale of female photography
march 2020 mantua

The cultural association La Papessa organizes the Biennale of Female Photography from March 5th through the 8th in Mantua (Italy), a city rich of art and history, elected cultural capital of Italy in 2016. The theme of this first edition is the world of work.

The Biennale will showcase a selection of projects by national and international professional female photographers. These exhibitions will be held in historical venues of the city and will remain open in the weekends for the month of March.

During the first four days, there will be creative workshops, conferences, photographer and exhibition presentations, with the participation of important figures in and outside the field of photography. There will be portfolio readings, interviews, and an open call for all nationalities, a unique opportunity to show your work in Mantua's public spaces during the Biennale.

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As of September 16th 2019 our Open Call applications for an off circuit of the first edition of the Biennale of Female Photography 2020 are open. The call is open to all people who were born, have become or are becoming women.

The photographic projects must explore the theme of this edition, which is Work. The main projects of the BFF have already been selected and will be exhibited in various places in the center of Mantova. The open call applications will be selected by the BFF commission and will be shown in public places in Mantova in an off circuit open to the public.

Within this selection there will be three prizes awarded by a jury composed of: Vice Italia, Fotofabbrica Piacenza, R84 Multifactory Mantova.

what are we looking for?

The theme of the first edition of BFF is work, paid or not. Work, in its absence or presence, determines social roles, creates economies, exploitation, migrations; it determines human relationships, conditions people's mindset, models the future, conserves traditions. Work can be creative, occasional, institutional, research; it can be done out of need, pleasure, interest, despair or obligation. It will be possible to send single images or small projects.

Looking forward to seeing your work!

- Team BFF

terms and conditions

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
yvhonne lacroix
yvhonne lacroix
art curator
ramona zordini
ramona zordini
media relations
emma marino
emma marino
social media manager
federica maretti
federica maretti
administrative assistant
giulia rizzini
giulia rizzini
identity & communication
francesco palmisano
francesco palmisano
IT & marketing
ivana coppolaro
ivana coppolaro
administrative assistant
cecilia carli
cecilia carli
web development
lisa dal lago
lisa dal lago
volunteer coordinator

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