IV Edition Archives Award
ARCHIVES AWARD – IV EDITION “TEMPO RITROVATO – FOTOGRAFIE DA NON PERDERE”
MIA Fair hosts the fourth edition of the Award “Tempo Ritrovato – Fotografie da non perdere”, conceived by IO Donna, in conjunction with MIA Photo Fair, Eberhard & Co., the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Cinisello Balsamo and with the support of Regione Lombardia.
The award focuses on private archives of Italian photographers, often forgotten today, whose work represents a heritage of artistic importance and great documentary value. The archives competing for the award explore all the various forms of photographic language, including portraits, landscapes, fashion, design, photo journalism and architecture.
In 2013 it was dedicated to the 50s, in 2014 to the 60s, and in 2015, during Expo Universal Exhibition in Milan, MIA Fair showcased a special project enhancing the pictures from the Photographic Archive “Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo. The 2016 award will be focusing on the 70s.
After the appointment of the 2014 reward to the archive “Tranquillo Casiraghi”, deserving the prize for the portrayal of Italy’s 60s social life through a substantial body of works, the organizing committee wishes to involve all the archives with photos from the 70s for the four the edition of the Award.
The Scientific Committee of the Archive Award is composed of Fabio Castelli (MIA Photo Fair), Renata Ferri (IO Donna – Corriere della Sera magazine), Laura Gasparini (Photographic Archives of the Panizzi Library, Reggio Emilia), Lucia Miodini (Communication Studies and Archive Centre, University of Parma) and Roberta Valtorta (Museum of Contemporary Photography of Cinisello Balsamo), and will be examining the works, awarding the Prize to the archive that best represents a specific subject of our past.
The Award consists of a contribution of € 8,000 which will be paid in order to support the costs of work necessary for stocktaking, cataloguing, digitalisation in high resolution, conservation and restoration of the works of the winning archive. The work must be carried out according to the indications of the ScientificCommittee of the Award.
While the show is on, MIA Photo Fair will host an exhibition of the archive, in the Eberhard & Co. dedicated space, and will organise a round table to celebrate the work of the artist.
For information please do noth hesitate to contact MIA Photo Fair office:
firstname.lastname@example.org – tel 0283241412
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