210 PHOTOS TO REDISCOVER ITALY
The beauty of Italy on show, beyond Venice, Florence, Capri or Portofino. It’s the concept of “Discover the other ITALY“, traveling photo exhibition with the patronages of Expo 2015, ENIT (Italian National Tourism Organisation) and with the participation of FAI Italian Environment Fund. Through 210 shots, 10 from each region plus 10 for Milan, a city that from May 1 to October 30, 2015 will host Expo, Discover focuses on places that are not so obvious and famous, as well as on villages, monuments, arts and traditions to be rediscovered. To achieve the shots, twenty photographers selected throughout Italy from hundreds of candidates, originating mostly from the region of reference, the authors were able to interpret the territory where they were born or have chosen to live.
These are the 21 photographers of Discover the other ITALY:
for Milan Vittore Buzzi, for Lombardy Marco Bottigelli, for Silvio Massolo Liguria, for Piedmont Elena Givone. for Aosta Valley Pietro Celesia, for Trentino Alto Adige Helmuth Rier, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Luigi Vitale, for Veneto Moreno Geremetta, for Emilia Romagna Andrea Samaritani, for Tuscany David Butali, for Lazio Alessandro Anglisani , for Umbria Alfonso Della Corte, for Marche Massimo Feliziani, for Abruzzo Luciano D’Angelo, for Molise Francesco Morgillo, for Campania Giovanni Auricchio, for Puglia Roberto Rocca, for Basilicata Arcangelo Palese, for Calabria Alfonso Morabito, for Sicily Alfio Garozzo, for Sardinia Nicoletta Muscas.
So, under “Veneto” it appear Vicenza and Padua instead of Venice and Verona, interpreted by an unusual view of Burano (without channels and water) and a wonderful aristocratic villa out of Verona. In Campania, nothing Naples, Pompeii or Capri’s “Piazzetta”, but a luxurious residence on the slopes of Vesuvius, the Roman Villa of Oplontis and the Certosa di Padula, the largest one in Italy. In Sicily, the Magna Graecia area of Segesta in place of the more famous Valley of Temples in Agrigento and the islands of Linosa and Levanzo, the most striking (and less known) of the Meditteranean, respectively of archipelagos of Pelagie and Egadi. Briefly, an Italy all to see and visit, but far from “clichés”, from the Rialto Bridge and Piazza del Campo del Plebiscito. A visual excursus that also offers faster travel insights, with captions that connect each destination to the capital and from here to MilanExpo.Therefore, the definition and creation of the brand GeoExhibition, designed and implemented, as the whole project “Discover the other ITALY“, by Lorenza Scalisi, professional journalist who led the study ScalEasy Communication.
Next to images of territory there is a gallery of portraits of famous faces “made in Italy” signed by Maestro Giovanni Gastel, President AFIP (Association of Italian Professional Photographers). A show within a show that aims to raise funds for the restoration of Villa Arconati: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these portraits will in fact the recovery of this precious architectural testimony, famous as “the Little Versailles of Milan”, a few minutes from the center of Milan, today location of international events such as the Festival of Villa Arconati (for purchase, site: www.giovannigastel.it)
To lend to this charitable cause, names that represent the world’s various “shades” of excellences of Made in Italy: fashion, film, music, art, design, architecture and sports, interpreted by the faces of Stefano Accorsi, Giovanni Allevi, Luca Argentero, Monica Bellucci, Martina Colombari, Andrea Della Valle, Ferruccio Ferragamo, Tiziano Ferro, Giorgio Forattini, Miriam Leone, Piero Lissoni, Margareth Madé, Antonio Marras, Fabio Novembre, Flavia Pennetta, Renzo Piano, Francesca Piccinini, Violante Placido, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Eva Riccobono, Massimiliano Rosolino, Alessandra Sensini, Matteo Thun, Tomaso Trussardi, Santo Versace. To make the glue between Discover and Gallery Gastel, one of the ten shots of Milan: evocative set the Fountain of Diana of the villa and in the center, the jazz artist Paolo Fresu, a talent “Made in Berchidda “, OlbiaTempio province, which is also a tribute to the Sardinian preview of the exhibition at the Art Gallery Port of Olbia Costa Smeralda (from the 7th of August to the 7th of September 2014).
The one and only foreign contributor of Discover is Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, exceptional author and photographer of GAIA, a collection of stunning images of the Earth carried on board a satellite. Point of contact with Discover are two pics of Sicily as seen from the Space, on sale (like all the pictures of GAIA onedrop.org/gaia)) to support research in water sources in arid areas of the globe: an art project and a real help to environment, in perfect harmony with the themes of Expo 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.