Cortona and Lucca: photos, photos, photos.

Do you love photography? Are you on holiday in Tuscany or are you going to get here soon? Then this post is for you! Here’s a festival and an exhibition that you can enjoy during the sunny season, all the way through to the autumn. CORTONA ON THE MOVE, Cortona It took only a few years for this festival to become one of the most mentioned at a national, European and international level thanks to its sheer quality and original and distinctive identity: CORTONA ON THE MOVE - PHOTOGRAPHY IN TRAVEL.
ALVARO LAIZ - Transmongolian: the Secret History of the Mongols
ALVARO LAIZ - Transmongolian: the Secret History of the Mongols
From July 17 to September 28, the town of Cortona, whose charm naturally contributes to the success of the festival, opens some of its most interesting and attractive places to a wide number of photo exhibitions, welcoming photographers and an audience of professionals and enthusiasts. Real or ideal path, fantastic, imagined and sometimes shocking, disruptive and revolutionary: the theme of the Voyage is the fulcrum of the festival.
CARLA KOGELMAN - Hannah & Alena.
CARLA KOGELMAN - Hannah & Alena.
Plus, Cortona On the Move is also: 1. Off Circuit: an opportunity for five new talents to be shown next to the most illustrious names of photography. 2. Onthemove International Award: This year’s theme was “Happiness on the Move” and the winner is Carla Kogelman with the project “Hannah & Alena,” the daily life of two children in a farming family in a small organic herbal village. 3. Workshops You can find the list of the exhibitions here. INFORMATION Cortona On The Move July 17 – September 28, 2014 Cortona Venues: Vecchio Ospedale, Fortezza di Girifalco (inside and outside), Ex-Magazzino delle Carni, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio, Ruga Piana 60 (free exhibition), Via Santucci, Via Cesare Battisti. Tickets: Ticket including all the exhibitions and valid until September 28 – 13€, reduced 10€ Ticket for individual exhibition: 3-6€ Free for children under 14 Accessibility: for info please write to infoATcortonaonthemove.com   ROBERT CAPA – Retrospective, Lucca Robert Capa – the pseudonym adopted by the Hungarian Endre Friedman – is one of the greatest war photoreporters of the 20th century and one of the most important photographers of all time. Tenacious, sensitive, brave, passionate. Capa lived most of his life on the battlefield, near the scene, near the pain, often putting his own life at risk: “IF YOUR PICTURES AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH, YOU AREN’T CLOSE ENOUGH”.
Sicilian peasant telling an American officer which way the Germans had gone, near Troina, Sicily, August 4-5, 1943 © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Sicilian peasant telling an American officer which way the Germans had gone, near Troina, Sicily, August 4-5, 1943 © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
The exhibition hosted by the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art documents all the “wars” of Robert Capa, along with some events that he witnessed in person: his first international assignment in Copenhagen for a conference by Trockij in 1932, the tumultuous parades in Paris in 1936, the civil war in Spain that same year, the resistance in China to the Japanese invasion of 1938, the Allied invasion of Sicily, Sorrento and Napoli in 1943, the Allied landings in Normandy in 1944, the invasion of Germany with American paratroopers in 1945, the Russian experience of 1947, the official foundation of the state of Israel in 1948, and the trip to Indochina in 1954 where he lost his life.
Women walking in a deserted landscape, Stalingrad, 1947 © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Women walking in a deserted landscape, Stalingrad, 1947 © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
A photographic journey not to be missed. INFORMATION ROBERT CAPA – Retrospective July 5 – November 2, 2014 Lucca Center of Contemporary Art Via della Fratta 5, Lucca Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-7pm; closed on Mondays. Tickets: 9€, reduced 7€