Cortona On The Move is back!

This summer, and for almost 3 months, Cortona becomes a “container” full of stunning images coming from every corner of the world! Cortona, one of the most charming towns in Tuscany is the exclusive setting of Cortona On The Move – Photography in Travel, an international photography festival, from July 14 to October 2nd, 2016.
Cortona [Photo credits: Bernardo Conde]
Cortona [Photo credits: Bernardo Conde]
The theme of the “voyage” is the cornerstone of the festival, a theme analyzed and represented in all its forms and possibilities – real, ideal, fantastic, imagined, shocking and revolutionary – through images by the world’s most important photographers and some of the top emerging talent. Visitors will travel through other travellers’ eyes, seeing on the same day: El Salvador, Palestina, USA and of course, Cortona! The festival involves the places and citizens of this Etrurian treasure and the photos are distributed among the ancient streets and timeless buildings. These are the exhibitions that will take you on unexpected journeys:
© LarryTowell
© LarryTowell
Larry Towell | THE LARRY TOWELL SHOW The first European retrospective on Larry Towell, an awarded Canadian photographer from the popular Magnum agency. Ranging from Larry’s more intimate and personal work to his reportages in several conflict zones such as Afghanistan, El Salvador, Palestina.
© Lynsey Addario
© Lynsey Addario
Lynsey Addario | IT’S WHAT I DO Lynsey Addario takes us around the world to discover problems and conflicts that don't reach the front pages. Darfur and the consequences of the civil war and hunger, Congo and the use of rape as a weapon of war, the lives of American soldiers at war, and women in that part of Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
© Darcy Padilla
© Darcy Padilla
Darcy Padilla | FAMILY LOVE In 1993, Padilla was documenting drug-addicted AIDS patients living in San Francisco Single Room Occupancy hotels when she met 19-year-old Julie Baird, a new mother who’d just found out she had AIDS. Padilla photographed Julie and her family for the next 21 years.
© Gabriele Galimberti
© Gabriele Galimberti
Paolo Woods e Gabriele Galimberti | THE HEAVENS Tax havens are not just palm tree-shaded white beaches. They are elusive places of great strategic importance for the globalised financial world. Woods e Galimberti have visited 13 countries on 4 continents to document this phenomenon, exploring the dynamics behind it and telling us its consequences.
© Lucas Foglia
© Lucas Foglia
Lucas Foglia | FRONTCOUNTRY Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a boom in mining and energy development that is transforming the contemporary American West.
© Simona Ghizzoni
© Simona Ghizzoni
Simona Ghizzoni | UNCUT More than 200 million women worldwide suffer the cruel practice of female genital mutilation. The project, still in progress, highlights a tragic reality and the strength of the women who oppose it.
© Mattia Zoppellaro
© Mattia Zoppellaro
Mattia Zoppellaro | APPLEBY The Pavees or Irish Travellers, a population of unknown origin are the subjects of Mattia Zoppellaro's work, who carried out an almost anthropological research that revolves around the largest fair of Europe.
© Rachel Papo
© Rachel Papo
Rachel Papo | HOMESCHOOLED As criticism of the U.S. education system grows among parents, more and more families decide to opt for homeschooling their children. Rachel Papo project tells homeschooling from the childrens' viewpoint.
© Daesung Lee
© Daesung Lee
Daesung Lee | FUTURISTIC ARCHAEOLOGY What will happen if the desertification process in Mongolia does not stop? Climate change is likely to become the most dramatic issue of our generation. With Futuristic Archaeology, South Korean photographer Daesung Lee is already ahead of this time. In addition to the exhibits, there are many other side events scheduled: - The OFF Circuit: five talented young photographers exhibit their work at the festival. - Workshops, portfolio reviews and meetings with the authors to learn about the new frontiers of photography. - Europe: the sixth edition of Cortona On The Move features a special project, for which a very relevant theme has been chosen: the infinite dimensions of the journey of hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe. INFORMATION Cortona On The Move – photography in travel

Cortona
July 14 – October 2, 2016
Cortona [Photo credits: Bernardo Conde]
Cortona [Photo credits: Bernardo Conde]
Original post by Leila Firusbakht