From 6 to 29 May returns the Med Photo Fest, the international event dedicated to art photography and will be held in Catania, Modica (RG), Noto (SR) and Taormina (ME).
The eighth edition, dedicated to the theme “Light / Light / Licht / Lumière / Luz”, is organized by the cultural association Mediterraneum in collaboration with the photographic group Luce Iblea Group of Scicli and the Foundation Giovan Pietro Grimaldi in Modica, and with patronage of the Ministry of Heritage and cultural Activities and Tourism and the Department of Sport Tourism and Recreation of the Sicilian Region.
There are a lot of news and important names in the billboard 2016. Beginning with the Ligurian photographer Lisetta Carmi, who will be awarded Mediterraneum award: the Prize for Photography in 2016. The prize will be award by the artistic direction chaired by Vittorio Graziano Mediterraneum, on the occasion of the opening of the festival day. This is an important recognition of the career that, in past years, was awarded to Ferdinando Scianna (2009), Gianni Berengo Gardin (2010), Franco Fontana (2011), Giuseppe Leone (2012), Nino Migliori (2013), Piergiorgio Branzi (2014) and Mario Cresci (2015).
In the program there are included exhibitions of Lisetta Carmi, Raul Amaru Linares (Colombia), Aurora Bruno, Alessandro Ciccarelli, Giulia Fraticelli, Chulsu Kim (Korea), Andreas Kruppi (Sweden), Giulio Magnifico, Kosuke Okahara (Japan), Colette Saint Yves ( France), Joseph Tangorra and Irena Willard (France).
In the program there are also included cultural and technical seminars, areas for photographic publishing (with Ferdinando Scianna), technical workshops, workshops photographic travel between the Baroque architecture and the beauty of the Valley of Noto and Taormina (with Ulderico Tramacere, Adelaide Di Nunzio, Massimo Gurciullo and Vittorio Graziano), readings of the portfolio (the portfolio Mediterraneum Prize 2016 to the best author), emerging young photographers exhibitions, historical photo exhibitions, but also theatrical and musical events.