Cortona On The Move

July 11/November 1 2020

The 2020 edition, the ten-year anniversary of the festival, was marked by the pandemic.
The festival focused on the social, economic and environmental effects of COVID-19 and took place with the new “ONLIFE” format: Cortona On The Move integrated its physical dimension, for the first time almost entirely made up of commissioned works, with the online digital one, created through The COVID-19 Visual Project. A Time of Distance. platform, the purpose of the latter is to create an ongoing permanent archive on the pandemic through commissioned projects, collection of iconic images, international reports and reflections on future scenarios.

“Cortona On The Move 2020 is a selection of the works that we commissioned all over the world, produced and set up in the spaces of Palazzo Capannelli and the Fortezza del Girifalco. An act of courage and resilience to make Cortona once again the European capital of visual narrative for summer 2020. We were the first festival of our kind to restart because we are convinced that only through culture and courage will it be possible to help the recovery. of the country “.

Cortona On The Move 2020 program

Alex MajoliCovid on Scene
Simon NorfolkLost Capital
Gideon Mendel2METRES: Mask Portraits on Ridley Road (2METRES: Ritratti mascherati a Ridley Road)
Andrea FrazzettaThe Life and Death Shift
Nanna Heitmann – Pandemic of Social Inequality
Paolo Woods & Gabriele GalimbertiLocked in Beauty
Daniel EtterThe Indispensables
Edoardo DelilleSilenzio
Luján Agusti & Nicolás DelucaThe New End of the World (La nuova fine del mondo)
Daniele RattiNext Stop
Luis CobeloAfuera
Mattia CrocettiCOndiViDendo 19
Mattia BalsaminiContingency Plans
Gaia SquarciNew York’s health card diaries (Diario: il libretto sanitario di New York) e Natalia: Quarantine with the abuser (Natalia. Quarantena con l’aguzzino)
Michele SpatariNo Place Like Hope
Mo ScarpelliI Sogni di Roma
Silvia BigiUrtümliches Bild (Archetipi)
Serena VittoriniIn questo momento
SEEN FROM SPACE | Earth and deep space (In collaboration with ESA)
Davide BertuccioIl silenzioso battito delle loro mani

Andrea Comollo Director of Communication – WeWorld onlus
Giuseppe La Rosa Multimedia Content Manager MSF Italy
Anna Pasquale Content Manager OXFAM
Giovanni Pelloso Journalist, Independent Curator, University Professor. Corriere della Sera IULM University.
Fiona Shields Head of Photography – Guardian News & Media
Andreas Trampe Director of photography – Stern Magazine
Nicoletta Ianniello Head of content – Save The Children

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 4 winners:

Tomaso Clavarino – Padanistan
Tim Franco – Unperson | North Korean Defectors
Tony Fouhse – After the Fact
Natela Grigalashvili – The Final Days of Georgian Nomads