Fiumefreddo Photo Festival is returning, and for 2023 it proposes the theme of change, just as the Festival itself is also changing, choosing Fotografia Calabria Festival as its new name. From July 21 to August 20, 2023, in fact, not only will the town of Fiumefreddo Bruzio (CS) host the photographic exhibitions, but also the town of San Lucido (CS) will join the initiative.
The two villages of the lower Tyrrhenian Sea will host exhibitions, events, talks and workshops dedicated to photography, hosting Italian and international photographers who will address the theme by observing the contemporary era and its transformations. Each photographer involved will propose his or her own vision of change, according to different nuances. To find out more about the first festival dedicated to photography in Calabria Collater.al has selected 10 photographs that will be present at the event.
Change is understood by Argentine photographer Gabo Caruso as a transformation of the body, addressing the theme of gender identity through the story of transition of little Cora. Arianne Clément, a British photographer, also explores the concept of change related to the body, photographing female nude bodies of different generations, focusing particularly on elderly figures.
Klaus Pichler highlights the devastating effects that economic interests and genetic engineering interventions are causing to biodiversity. In the same vein, the Climate Visuals collective highlights the consequences of climate change through its Ocean Visuals project, a collection of images about oceans and coasts.
On the social side, change is highlighted by new generations and the technologies that change their structures. This is discussed by Tibetan photographer Xiangyu Long, focused on globalization caused by social media, and British photographer Laura Pammack, who instead highlights parallels between young people living in opposite places in the world.
Tied to the territory is Michele Martinelli‘s Far South project, as well as the site-specific project of Giulia Vigna and Leonardo Magrelli‘s Vaste Programme collective.
Also participating in this second edition of Fotografia Calabria Festival will be the Archivio Luce – Cinecittà, with its first exhibition in Calabria entitled Anni Interessanti (Interesting Years), to recount the years of social, economic and cultural change in our country from 1960 to 1975.