Photo VOGUE Festival 2021
Stacey Gillian Abe » Campbell Addy » Heather Agyepong » Delali Ayivi » Jodie Bateman » Sara Bennett » Juan Brenner » Kennedi Carter » Gabriele Cecconi » Fabiola Cedillo » River Claure » Robert Andy Coombs » Akinola Davies Jr » Omar Victor Diop » Elena Helfrecht » Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo » Alessandro Iovino » Tomasz Kawecki » Abhishek Rajaram Khedekar » Magda Kuca » Tamary Kudita » Mous Lamrabat » Namsa Leuba » Dimakatso Mathopa » Diego Moreno » Suleika Mueller » Sushavan Nandy » Daniel Obasi » Lakin Ogunbanwo » Laura Pannack » Ashley Peña » Bettina Pittaluga » Plantation » Leonard Pongo » Irene Antonia Diane Reece » Jair Fernando Coll Rubiano » Mary Sibande » Trevor Stuurman » Lisandro Suriel » Lebo Thoka » Bryan Thomas » Roberto Tondopo » Silvana Trevale » David Uzochukwu » Elliott Verdier » Kai Yokoyama » Ismail Zaidy » & others
Festival: – 21 Nov 2021
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PHOTO VOGUE FESTIVAL 2021
BASE Milano - Via Bergognone, 34, Milano - 18-21 November 2021
Digital Platform photovoguefestival.vogue.it – online from 18 November 2021#
The sixth edition of The Photo Vogue Festival, the first conscious fashion photography festival dedicated to the common ground between ethics and aesthetics, is back in Milan and it will be both physical and digital.
Between November 18 and 21, 2021, the event will unfold through exhibitions, talks, portfolio reviews both on the territory and within the new digital platform, and satellite events all around the city of Milano.
The photographic exhibitions will revolve around the theme "Reframing History": an exploration of projects that aim to present an alternative view, reinventing neglected historical figures or questioning stereotyped narratives.
As every edition, the Festival will be a unique opportunity for those interested in photography, fashion and art to come into contact with a showcase of innovative photography and industry leaders, from curators to practitioners.
Reframing History/35 chapters
The 35 artists on show in this section of the exhibition were selected by an international jury through an Open Call initiative, among over 25,000 images and 2500 photographers from 98 different countries
Artists: Abhishek Rajaram Khedekar | Alessandro Iovino | Bettina Pittaluga | Bryan Thomas | Delali Ayivi and Malaika Nabillah | Diego Moreno | Dimakatso Mathopa | Elena Helfrecht | Elliott Verdier | Fabiola Cedillo | Gabriele Cecconi | Heather Agyepong | Irene Antonia Diane Reece | Ismail Zaidy | Jair Fernando Coll Rubiano | Jodie Bateman | Juan Brenner | Kai Yokoyama | Laura Pannack | Lebo Thoka | Léonard Pongo | Lisandro Suriel | Magda Kuca | Mous Lamrabat | Plantation (Ayomide Tejuoso) | River Claure | Robert Andy Coombs | Roberto Tondopó | Sara Bennett | Silvana Trevale | Suleika Mueller | Sushavan Nandy | Tamary Kudita | Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo | Tomasz Kawec
It features projects that have reclaimed an alternative way of telling a tale, from projects that reframe overlooked historical figures to ones that reclaim an idea of beauty that has been stereotyped. Helping to achieve what Chinua Achebe called “a balance of stories” is one of the founding missions of the PhotoVogue platform, which celebrates its 10th anniversary. Human beings are storytelling creatures: the stories we tell become the very world we inhabit. There's a great African proverb that Achebe quotes often, "until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter." This edition of the festival is looking at the lions' stories.
Photo Vogue Festival 2021 • Reframing History Reframing History/12 chapters
The 12 artists on show in this section of the exhibition were selected by members of the jury and Vogue Italia's photographic department
Akinola Davies Jr | Ashley Peña | Campbell Addy | Daniel Obasi | David Uzochukwu | Kennedi Carter | Lakin Ogunbanwo | Mary Sibande | Namsa Leuba | Omar Victor Diop | Stacey Gillian Abe | Trevor Stuurman
Curated by Vogue Italia’s photo department and the festival jury, the exhibition explores and expands on the take of Black creators on the concept of Reframing History. From alternative and counter- history to a radical reinvention and critique of Western art canons and mythologies, these artists shift the spotlight onto territories that have been left in the shadow for too long, carving a luminous path that is now influencing, shaping, and subverting the contemporary photography panorama worldwide.