More than 170 events, including exhibitions, focus groups, guided tours, workshops, editorial projects, finissages, screenings and much, much more make up the interesting and packed programme for the second edition of PhotoWeek, which takes place in Milan from 4th to 10th June.
A week devoted to the photographic image, to its culture and diversity, an opportunity to reflect on the role of photography as a key tool for exploring the contemporary world.
What lies between the places where slavery rules and the places of welcome and shelter? Can a balance be struck between human density and urban architecture? Where are the lines drawn between commercial images and poetic and visionary imagination? How does society change and how do cities change: from latter-day Prague to present-day Milan? Where and how do people work and what are the jobs of today? Can a historic place be re-read through the lens of contemporary photography?
These are just some of the questions Milan PhotoWeek will put right at the heart of the debate. Questions to which the first person accounts of the great photographers and the Lectio Magistralis, the work of the talented younger generation, the reports from war-torn and urban spaces, and the photos of architecture and contemporary art will respond. Not to mention the many leading figures, both Italian and foreign who will enliven this week – Alex Majoli, Lise Sarfati, Armin Linke, Davide Monteleone, Newsha Tavakolian, Nicola Lo Calzo and Paolo Ventura, to name but a few of the most famous and committed exponents.
Palazzo Reale is the nerve centre of the festival, containing a specialist photographic bookshop, four simultaneous exhibitions, a series of meetings in the Sala delle Cariatidi, and a courtyard turned-open-air cinema, with the collaboration of Anteo Spazio Cinema. There’s also a packed programme of events in the other locations: La Triennale, Base Milano, Milan’s GAM Gallery of Modern Art, the Stelline Foundation, Armani/Silos, Prada Foundation’s Osservatorio, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Palazzo Litta, Samsung District, Leica Galerie Milano, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Casa Corona, Unicredit Pavilion, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and Cinisello Balsamo.
Further information and full programme: www.photoweekmilano.it