Photo VOGUE Festival 2022
WHAT WOULD SUSAN SONTAG SAY?
Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti » Meseret Argaw » Delali Ayivi » Kincső Bede » Jodi Bieber » Pierfrancesco Celada » Imraan Christian » Chiron Duong » Alina Frieske » Gabriele Galimberti » Stephan Gladieu » Ilyes Griyeb » Alessandra Leta » Aïda Muluneh » Lee-Ann Olwage » Adeolu Osibodu » Bettina Pittaluga » Eleonora Strano » Silvana Trevale » & others
Festival: – 20 Nov 2022
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Dates: November 17-20, 2022
Location: BASE Milano, Via Bergognone, 34, 20144 Milano MI, Italy
Hours: November 17: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
November 18-20: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
WHAT WOULD SUSAN SONTAG SAY?
The Contradiction of Overexposure: A debate on how the ubiquity of images shapes our ability to feel
“Looking at how many images are uploaded online every day, how many are consumed in our phones, devices where our eyes linger on an image no longer than 0.05 seconds before resuming the scrolling, I asked myself what would Susan Sontag say today?
The “normalizing” effect that this repeated exposure produces in relation to the content of the images can be of two opposite natures. On the one hand, it could be dangerous and cruel when it regards the images of suffering, on the other hand, it could be used in pushing for a more diverse, just visual world.
Our intention with this edition of the Festival is to start a conversation around what we will call ‘The Contradiction of Overexposure ’. We would like to provoke a debate on how the ubiquity of images shapes our ability to feel, read and understand images, and the world that surrounds us.”
–Alessia Glaviano, Head of Global PhotoVogue and Director of PhotoVogue Festival.
This is the seventh edition of the first conscious fashion photography festival that focuses on the common ground between ethics and aesthetics. Between November 17 and 20, 2022, exhibitions and talks will be held at BASE Milano, with satellite events taking place in Milan's best galleries. The festival will also have a digital presence with panels broadcasted on PhotoVogue platform and online portfolio reviews allowing artists from every region of the world to participate.
REGARDING THE PAIN OF OTHERS
The exhibition features the most iconic images and videos of devastating events in our recent history, although they will not be visually displayed but instead presented through their written description. Visitors are thus invited to think and visualize the photographs and videos with their mind's eyes, a challenge to be active responsible viewers rather than distracted passive voyeurs, questioning our responsibility as consumers of images. A humane, just and healthy society can’t be made up of passive consumers.
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