Cortona On The Move

12 July / 30 September 2018

The 2018 edition focused on women photographers and experimental works in video and transmedia.
“My starting criteria for the selection of exhibitions are the very conceptual basis of the festival: contemporaneity and innovation,” says artistic director Arianna Rinaldo who, in the context of a year that was very intense from political, social and economic points of view at the global level, decided to focus her attention on women photographers.

As further highlights of innovation, we may mention the inauguration and integration of the new section ARENA – Video and Beyond – curated by Screen’s Liza Faktor and Amber Terranova, and made possible thanks to the collaboration with Canon Cinema Eos. This new exhibition space featured experimental video, installations and transmedia works, created by photographers on the intersection of photography, film and technology. The projects selected for the inaugural Arena explored the notion of ‘otherness’ – the lives of marginalized and misunderstood communities and beings, both humans and animals.

Cortona On The Move 2018 program:

Elinor CarucciGetting Closer, Becoming Mother: About Intimacy and Family 1993-2012
Tanya HabjouqaTomorrow There Will Be Apricots
Poulomi Basu – Blood Speaks: A Ritual of Exile
Sanne De WildeThe Island of the Colorblind
Debi CornwallWelcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay
Guia BesanaUnder Pressure
Sim Chi YinFallout
Carlotta CardanaThe Red Road Project
Alena ZhandarovaPuree with a Taste of Triangles
Jennifer GreenburgRevising History
Allison StewartBug Out Bag: The Commodification of American Fear
The Paris PhotoAperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards in collaboration with Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo
Magnum Photos for the 30th anniversary of the Sakharov Prize I difensori delle nostre libertà
Loulou d’AkiMake a Wish
Pierfrancesco Celada#instagrampier
Ernst Coppejans Sold
Claudia GoriThe Sentinels: Electrosensitivity in Italy
Marylise VigneauArticle 19
Bieke DepoorterAs it may be
Simon RobertsStart Commissioned work for Aboca
Massimo Vitali New Tuscan Village Commissioned by Valdichiana Outlet Village
Claudio CerasoliThe gold of Gondo (Winner of the Canon Young Photographer Award)
Michele SpatariHigh water (Winner of the Canon Young Photographer Award)
Juri De LucaPhoto Annual of Local Sporting Legends

ARENA – Video and Beyond
A new exhibition space curated by Liza Faktor and Amber Terranova of Screen and sponsored by Canon – Cinema EOS, showcasing installations, video and transmedia works created by photographers

The selected works of this first edition:

Laurence Cornet, Benjamin Petit e Gaia SquarciAvontuur
Erika LarsenNature: Healing: Human
Sheng-Wen LoThe March of the Great White Bear
Andrea Ellen ReedUnsighted
Zackary Canepari, co-diretto da Jessica Dimmock e Drea CooperFlint is the place
David Maurice SmithPeople of the Parting Rocks

In collaboration with Canon Academy, the Summer School offers the opportunity to attend auteur lectures, with 7 dedicated workshop.

Jérôme Sessini – Documentary photography and the right distance
Magnus Wennman – Multimedia lab
Simona Ghizzoni – Responsible storytelling
Paolo Verzone – A geometry of disorder: lighting techniques applied to portraits
Guia Besana – Still photography: how to create an image within a broader narration
Milko Marchetti – Photography support tools: a must-have in nature! (in collaboration with Manfrotto)
Simon Roberts – A 3-day workshop

Sooanne Berner – Mack Books
Manila Camarini – D La Repubblica
Jim Casper – LensCulture
Andreas Eucker – Stern
Renata Ferri – Io Donna, Amica
Mosé Franchi – Image Mag
Genevieve Fussell – The New Yorker
MaryAnne Golon – Washington Pos
Sandro Iovine – Fpmag
Whitney Johnson – Nat Geo
Diego Orlando – Burn Magazin
Fiona Rogers – Magnum
Lucy Pike – WeTransfer
Laura Pressley – Santa Fe Center
Marie Louise and Maarten Schilt – Schilt Publish
Takeki Sugiyama – Mirage Gallery
Amber Terranova – Screen

The Photobook Prize, the call for dummies for the best photography book prototype of the 2018 edition, was awarded to Marina Caneve for the editorial project “Are they rocks or clouds?”. The book will be published by ONTHEMOVE and the work exhibited at the 2019 edition of the festival.
The prize was awarded by Lesley Martin, creative director of Aperture.

With more than 300 participants, the 7th edition of the Happiness ONTHEMOVE Prize awarded Diana Markosian’s project “Santa Barbara”, which will be exhibited at Cortona On The Move 2019.

Once again this year New Visions, promoted by Cortona On The Move in collaboration with LensCulture, has witnessed the participation of contemporary authors capable of developing and experimenting with the language of photography, challenging the perception of the observer. The award-winning works have perfectly interpreted the purpose of our call, that is, to convey a visual narration able to arise emotions or to document in an innovative and original way.

The 3 winning projects were displayed in a solo exhibition:
Ernst Coppejans – Sold
Claudia Gori – The Sentinels: Electrosensitivity in Italy
Marylise Vigneau – Article 19