Edition 2018 with:
ANDREA EICHENBERGER (BR-CH)
BRIGITTE LUSTENBERGER (CH)
CAMILA RODRIGO (PE)
CECILIA VIDAL (UY)
CLAIRE LAUDE (DE/FR)
DAVID WAGNIÈRES (CH)
DEREK MAN (UK)
EVA LAUTERLEIN (CH)
EMILIO NASSER (AR)
FARZIN FOROUTAN (IR)
ILANA BAR (BR)
JAGODA WISNIEWSKA (PL-CH)
JAVIER MEDINA VERDOLINI (PY)
KASIA JACKOWSKA (PL-CH)
MAI AL SHAZLY (EG)
MASSIMILIANO ROSSETTO (CH)
NATHALIE BISSIG (CH)
ROSHAN ADHIHETTY (CH)
SOOS CHRONICLES (IT)
TEO BECHER (FR)
TOMAS WÜTHRICH (CH)
ZUZANA PUSTAIOVÁ (SK)
The Inner Forest is the theme of the 5th Verzasca Foto Festival. The projects showcased in the outdoor exhibitions are in dialogue with the surrounding territory and reflect one of the festival’s core visions: nature perceived as a source of creative stimulus. Walking and roaming through the forest, immersed in a primordial and free universe, we can draw inspiration along the way.
The forest explorers are twenty local and international artists. Through a variety of sensitivities and expressions, they provide a cross section of contemporary photographic research, ranging from new documentarism to lyrical, ironical, or conceptual narrative. Their works represent both images of the exterior and the interior nature, crystallizations of different awarenesses grown in diverse contexts, that convey a cosmopolitan breath.
The authors of the works selected for the outdoor shows conceive the forest—in its multiple dimensions: physical, metaphysical, and experiential—as a territory to explore. Objective and subjective dimensions speak about what surrounds us, but also about what we feel, opening the way to introspection and artistic reflection.
Activities like nocturnal projections in thegrottos and piazzas of the Verzasca Valley, workshops, round tables, concerts, walks, and exhibition openings in the woods round up the program, offering informal networking opporturnities with the local population and artists from all over the globe.
The Verzasca Foto Festival is set in a genuinely natural environment, a place of peace in the mountains that stimulates the interaction between people who are curious to move, seek, discover.
Dì da festa
Esposizione di fotografie raccolte dai Verzaschesi
Progetto Archivio fotografico storico della Valle Verzasca.
> Vecchie scuole femminili, Lavertezzo (Valle)
The Verzasca FOTO Festival would like to contribute to enrich the collective memory by
protecting the private and public photographic heritage of the region.
The selected pictures of the ongoing project of archiving will be proposed at the exhibition Dì da
festa, representing photographies of leisure moments, free time and conviviality of different
decades, always by involving the great natural environment of the Verzasca Valley.
FESTIVAL MAIN DAYS: 6th to 9th of September 2018
During Verzasca Foto Festival main days you can enjoy open-air exhibitions, photo nights with live music, presentations, meetings and workshops held by professional photographers.
The festival aims to promote emerging international photographers and to support visual arts in Southern Switzerland, by giving free space through connection and dialogues with nature, offering access to different forms of expression and ways of visual storytelling.
The main activities take place in Sonogno, a small alpine village of stone houses surrounded by wild nature. Here, local and international photographers have the opportunity to get together and share their visions and ideas in an informal environment.
Sonogno is a peaceful village of stone rustic houses, surrounded by mountains and nature located in the Verzasca Valley. A perfect place to take a breath, be relaxed and getting creative away from the every day rush.