programma

authors
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erika larsen

Photographer

Erika Larsen is a photographer and multidisciplinary storyteller known for her essays, which document cultures that maintain close ties with nature. Her first monograph, Sámi -Walking With Reindeer, was released in 2013.

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donata pizzi

Photographer and Collector

Independent artist, uses photography as her primary medium of expression. After working in publishing and industry, she devoted herself to her own personal research, adopting a critical approach to the classic methods of photography and applying it to a whole range of subjects, from architecture to archaeology and, more recently, to social issues. For Donata Pizzi, photography is always the final outcome of a long process of meditation, study and research into the essence of a concept and of her attempt to capture it in an image.

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claudia forini

President Coop Soc. Centro Donne Mantova

President of the Social Coop Centro Donne Mantova, professional counselor, Talent Coach, activist for women's rights.

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betty colombo

Photoreporter

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.

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chiara zennaro

Visual Editor

Visual editor since 1999. Her experience in the publishing industry started at De Agostini/Rizzoli. She later moved to RCS as a contributor to Amica magazine, which she left for Condé Nast, where she’s been working since then for Vanity Fair and Glamour. She's been visual editor and producer for print and online publications, as well as creative consultant and art buyer for graphic design studios and picture agencies.

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giulia zorzi

Curator

Curator and organizer of cultural events, since 2002 she has dealt mainly with photography. In 2003 she founded Micamera, a bookshop and gallery in Milan that is now considered as one of the references for international photography. She collaborates regularly with institutions, galleries, publishing houses in Italy as well as abroad proposing and curating exhibitions, publications and conferences.

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anna luccarini

Picture Editor

She begins her professional career working in Marka photo agency, where she manages the international relations and in particular the exclusive distribution in Italy of Getty Images. Then she works as photo editor of the monthly magazine Ventiquattro, published by Il Sole 24 Ore. She has several projects and collaborations to her credit involving important bodies such as The United Nations, Parallelozero agency, Stili Fotografia by Denis Curti, Discovery Channel and The Alinari Archive of Florence.

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francesca marani

Curator

Since 2015 she has been part of Vogue Italia’s photography department. She is a contributor to Vogue.it, photo editor for the PhotoVogue platform and co-curator of the Photo Vogue Festival. She also manages the production of Vogue Italia’s photographic exhibitions and creates digital contents for Vogue Italia’s Instagram account. Francesca regularly collaborates with several photography festivals and schools as portfolio reviewer and lecturer.

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aldeide delgado

Fouder and Director
of WOPHA

Founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), she is the author of the online archive Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, as well as the namesake ongoing book. She has contributed to publications as well as diverse independent art blogs such as Cuban Art News, Terremoto, Artishock, ArtNexus e C& America Latina.

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sara lando

Photographer

Sara Lando is an Italian photographer specialized in portrait, beauty and commercial photography and mixed media art. Her work combines exquisite lighting, extreme creativity and experimental techniques, blurring the lines between photography and fine art. Whether she’s crafting her conceptual images into dioramas or creating memorable portraits using a simple backdrop and classic lighting, Sara’s strength is in photographing people.

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letizia battaglia

Photographer

She is 85 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.

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ann griffin

Graphic Designer

Works as a graphic designer specialised in editorial design. In 2007 she graduated from HEAD—Genève in Visual Communication and in 2010 she founded Studio—Rubic in Geneva. Based in Zürich, she now collaborates with publishers, photographers and artists on different book projects with a particular interest in photography books. Since 2017 she is a committee member of NEAR (Swiss association for contemporary photography).

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stefania prandi

Photographer and Journalist

Freelance journalist and photographer, she investigates issues of gender, human rights, culture and lifestyle. She has worked as a desk journalist and on the field, reporting from different countries of the world. She has collaborated with among others: the Swiss magazine Azione, Radio télévision Suisse, Il Sole 24 Ore, Correctiv, BuzzFeed, El Pais, National Geographic, and Al Jazeera.

exhibitions
daro sulakauri

The black gold

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.

claudia corrent

Vorrei

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.
Sat 7 at 14.00: guided tour with the artist.

rena effendi

Transylvania: built on grass

Spazio Arrivabene 2
10:00-19:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.

annalisa natali murri

Cinderellas

Spazio Arrivabene 2
10:00-19:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.
Sat 7 at 15.00: guided tour with the artist.

sandra hoyn

Fighting for a pittance

Casa del Pittore
10:00-19:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.

eliza bennett

A woman's work is never done

Galleria Il Disegno
10:00-19:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.
Sat 7 at 11.00: guided tour with the artist.

erika larsen

Quinhagak - Works between 2015-2019

Galleria Il Disegno
10:00-19:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.
Sun 8 at 1030: guided tour with the artist.

giulia bianchi

Women priests project

Bernardelli
10:00-19:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.
Sat 7 at 16.00: guided tour with the artist.

betty colombo

La Riparazione

Palazzo Ducale
9:00-19:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.
Sat 7 at 17.00: guided tour with the artist.

donata pizzi

La Fatica delle Donne

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 28/3.

aldeide delgado

The New Woman: Gender Discourse in the development of Cuban Photography

Casa del Rigoletto
9:00-18:00

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.
Sun 8 at 11.30: guided tour with the artist.

premio musa | curato da Sara Munari

Winning prohects of the 2019 edition: Maria Grazia Beruffi - Chinese Whispers
Claudia Amatrude - Naiade

5-8 March, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.
Closed: 29/3.

talks

No events available

Claudia Forini | Cooperativa Centro Donne Mantova

Women, work and gender gap: information to face it

05 MARCH 2020
Free entry

The gender gap comprises all those differences that influence the lives of human beings, based on their sexual and preferred gender. When we speak about gender gap, you can observe the existence of major penalizations for women compared to men. During the conference we want to analyze the factors that even in our present day limit the lives of women and outline the strategies to face them. At the end of the event there will be drinks at the Ex convento S. Lucia.

giulia zorzi

Women and photography publishing

06 MARCH 2020
Free entry

Photography publishing is a significant and fascinating universe, in constant transformation, that translates the society we live in into images: what image of themselves and of the world do women give in photography? Several studies have recently highlighted how (even) in the world of photography publishing female production is under-represented and under-valued.

Donata Pizzi e Marzia Corraini

Why the need for a collection of female photographers?

07 MARCH 2020
Free entry

Donata Pizzi, photographer and collector, together with Marzia Corraini, founder of Corraini Edizioni e Arte Contemporanea, show us how Italian women photographers have tackled the theme of work starting from the 1960s. The images are not just representing work as labour, but also deal with invisible occupations like motherhood. The photographs offer an evolving view that looks at gender myths with a critical mind and with irony, while also documenting the fights for women’s rights of the 1970s.

Betty Colombo e Chiara Zennaro

Photojournalism, the life of an image from the idea to the newsstand

07 MARCH 2020
Free entry

Finding a magazine lead isn't easy, so they explain step by step what the methods and criteria are to try to emerge in a complex and extraordinary world in which flexibility, professionalism and the ability to constantly throw yourself out there are the key elements to success.

Anna Luccarini e Francesca Marani

From muse to creator. Female nudes in photography from its origins to today

07 MARCH 2020
Free entry

The evolution of nude in photography is inextricably tied to the representation of women in the history of art and the passive role of the muse serving the male gaze. For centuries women were confined to this role. Today, this is no longer: women are reappropriating the use of cameras for self-representation showing the female body in complex and faceted ways through a point of view unseen before: their own. The talk offers a journey starting from the first nudes pictures to contemporary fashion photography to discover the rise of the “female gaze”.

Erika Larsen

The work of storytelling

08 MARCH 2020
Free entry

Erika Larsen tells us about the driving themes of her work and how this relates to storytelling. She gives us an overlook of her career and how being a woman affects it, and the roles she has taken on to create her work.

Aldeide Delgado

The New Woman: Gender Discourse in the development of Cuban Photography

08 MARCH 2020
Free entry

How did photography evidence the construction of the “new woman” in the Cuban imaginary? How did women represent themselves regarding the development of Socialist society? The New Woman: Gender discourse in the development of Cuban female photography, features six women artist whose photographs provides a glimpse into diverse stories crossed by gender. The exhibition is part of the launching activities of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA).

workshop

No events available

sara lando

Creative Portraiture

Location to be defined
10:00-18:30

21, 22 MARCH 2020
€250

book

Portrait photography is more than just the sum of technical skills, like lighting a subject and making sure he or she fits nicely into the frame. It’s more than finding the right clothes and props, and retouching the skin so that it's flawless. If everything is perfect, but nothing is happening and the person sitting in front of our camera isn’t engaging, the image just falls flat.

In this intense two day workshop we’ll talk about rules only to break them repeatedly. We will start with little exercises to test the waters and gain confidence. Then we’ll start from coming up with a concept and we’ll build a picture one layer at the time, adapting and adjusting to what happens in front of us. For the whole time we will work towards building a connection with our subject, learning how to guide them and direct them.

Number of participants: min 5, max 12.
Materials required: digital camera.
Duration: from 10:00 to 18:30 with lunch break from 13:00 to 15:00.
Fees: The workshop will cost €250. To secure your booking, we will require an advance payment of 150 €; the balance must be paid in cash on the day of the workshop. We will issue a receipt.

letizia battaglia

Naked like mother earth

Location to be defined
10:00-18:00

28, 29 MARCH 2020
€400

book

After the success of the 2019 exhibition “Nude” in Conversano, Letizia Battaglia takes us into two intense days where to discover, find ourselves, share and open up through the marvel of body language and self-expression.

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.

Number of participants: max 25 (Women only).
Skills required: knowledge of digital cameras.
Materials required: digital camera and, in case, a laptop.
Duration: from 10:00 to 18:00 with lunch break from 13:00 to 15:00.
Fees: The workshop will cost €400. To secure your booking, we will require an advance payment of €200; the balance must be paid in cash on the day of the workshop. We will issue a receipt.

Se lo si desidera, è possibile portare una chiavetta usb con 5 fotografie proprie.

portfolio readings

No events available

erika larsen

Location to be defined
11:00-14:30

07 MARCH 2020
€20

book

Every session will be 25 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

betty colombo

Location to be defined
11:00-13:45

07 MARCH 2020
€20

book

Every session will be 25 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

giulia zorzi

Location to be defined
11:00-14:30

07 MARCH 2020
€20

book

Every session will be 25 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

anna luccarini e francesca marani

Location to be defined
11:00-14:30

07 MARCH 2020
€20

book

Every session will be 25 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

aldeide delgado

Location to be defined
11:00-14:30

07 MARCH 2020
€20

book

Every session will be 25 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

ann griffin

Location to be defined
11:00-14:30

07 MARCH 2020
€20

book

Every session will be 25 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

cecilia pratizzoli

Location to be defined
11:00-14:30

07 MARCH 2020
€20

book

Every session will be 25 min long. It is recommended to present the portfolio in printed form. Booking is mandatory.

screenings

Tickets for the screenings will be on sale at the ticket offices of the respective cinemas.

No events available

Yesterday’s and today’s female labour between patriarchal oppression and exploitation

Cinema Mignon
h 18:00

14 MARCH 2020
€5

Event held in collaboration with Non Una Di Meno Mantova. During the evening there will be a screening of the documentary “Essere donne” (“Being Women”) and a presentation of the photography project and book titled “Oro rosso” (“Red Gold”) on the women picking tomatoes in the mediterranean basin.

ESSERE DONNE
Directed by Cecilia Mangini
Italy 1964, 28'

ORO ROSSO
presentation of the photography project and book by Stefania Prandi

Two investigations set 50 years apart, the first focusing on women workers during the Italian economic boom, the second revolving around the female tomato pickers of the mediterranean basin. Different lives, different times, still the same issues and situations keep arising, such as the search for a balance between work and family life, the right to education, the problem of harassment, society’s judgment, and the blackmail hiding behind the just quest for one’s independence.