©Klaus Pichler


In collaboration with
Consorzio vino Chianti

The great Italian comic actor Antonio De Curtis, stage-name Totò, said that making people laugh is far more difficult than making them cry. Transferring this concept to photography one could say that the portrayal of drama, suffering or tragedy is easier than portraying happiness.

On this premise, our Happiness ONTHEMOVE prize was introduced to the festival as the in-house competition in partnership with Consorzio Vino Chianti (Chianti wine producers' consortium).

The winning entry, selected by an international jury, will win 5.000 euros and will be exhibited at Cortona On The Move 2018.

Applications to enter the competition will be accepted from April 10th, 2017.

The winner of the last edition:

Golden Days Before They End

They still exist, these little inns, bars or – as the customers refer to these places – dens in Vienna, Austria, where time seems to have stopped.

If you pass by, you hear loud laughter through the half open door – and only very few walk in. Too often, these places appear in the media with reports of a fight or a stabbing between friends over a misunderstanding during one of their drinking sessions.

For many customers, these are the only places they find somebody to talk to. Most of the time, the whole bar takes part in one conversation.

These are substitute families with their own daily rituals. Once you’ve joined the family, you stick together and you drink together – all day, every day.

Klaus Pichler (photography) and Clemens Marschall (texts)

Klaus Pichler, photographer, born 1977, lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He focuses on free photo series which have been widely exhibited and published as photo books by publishers like Fotohof, Anzenberger Edition and Edition Patrick Frey. Klaus Pichler is represented by Gallery Anzenberger, Vienna, Austria, and Gallery Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany.


Clemens Marschall, publicist and cultural researcher, born 1985, lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Since 2007 he has worked as a producer and host for the Austrian National Radio Station Ö1, is the founder and editor of the magazine Rokko’s Adventures and has had work published in several magazines and anthologies.


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