November 21, 2018
These days the air in Milan is buzzing, not only because of the icy cold but also for the launch of the Photo Vogue Festival (the first fashion photography festival in Italy) from 15th to 18th November 2018.
Among the various events organized, I participate in a very interesting talk at BASE Milano where – on the occasion of the collective exhibition “ITALIAN PANORAMA” at Armani / Silos from November 15th to December 9th 2018 – the twenty Italian photographers exposed are told in an open dialogue with Alessia Glaviano (Brand Visual Director – Senior Photo Editor Vogue Italy), Francesca Marani (Photo Editor Vogue Italy) and Chiara Bardelli Nonino (Photo Editor Vogue Italia).
The talk opens with an interesting question posed by Alessia Glaviano to the twenty authors present: “What would you like to communicate with your work and what is fashion photography for you?” Equally interesting are the responses of young photographers. For Leonardo Scotti, fashion photography is that kind of creative production that gives more freedom of expression, where you can experiment more.
For Clara Giaminardi, on the other hand, she is a tool for exploring and telling narratives of identity and gender. She is very interested in feminist literature, how women are conceived in fashion photography. According to Clara there are new narratives in the last ten years that have brought photographers both men and women, but especially many new photographers to tell the female body in a different way. With her work Clara wants to express and show the public the beauty that is present in everything, in those imperfect or in things considered less beautiful by society.
After the talk we go all together passionately to the opening of the exhibition “ITALIAN PANORAMA” at Armani / Silos. The project stems from the collaboration between Giorgio Armani and Vogue Italia and is aimed at enhancing and supporting some of the most original young interpreters of fashion photography.
On the top floor of the museum of fashion and art dedicated to Armani style are the works of the twenty selected authors: Luca Anzalone, Maddalena Arcelloni, Nicolò Bagnati, Maurizio Bavutti, Alessio Boni, Luca Campri, Dario Catellani, Giovanni Corabi, Bea De Giacomo, Vito Fernicola, Alessandro Furchino Capria, Clara Giaminardi, Adrianna Glaviano, Arianna Lago, Francesco Nazardo, Dario Salamone, Scandebergs (Stefano Colombini and Alberto Albanese), Leonardo Scotti, Alexandra Von Fuerst, Paolo Zerbini.