“Siena Awards” Festival represents an unmissable occasion for all the photography lovers who will arrive in Siena from all over the world. An entire month of Festival, during which many photography events will be organized: the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” exhibition with the most beautiful images presented at the contest Siena International Photo Awards, unique tours around Siena, post-production courses, workshops, conferences given by famous photographers and more exhibitions held by important international authors. An unforgettable experience realized and tailor-made for photography lovers, which will let you discover one of the most interesting places in the world, with wonderful events linked to photography. The Festival’s goal is to lace a cultural and international initiative to the name of Siena, a city of extraordinary inspiration for photographic research, beginning with the unique Festival which gives us the most intimate representation of the city: the Palio.
(Siena International Photo Awards 2018)
The event, a tribute to visual art, organized and divided into personal and collective exhibitions, workshops, photo-tours, seminars, conferences, projections, guided tours on the spot and many other events like the Award Ceremony which will conclude in “grand style “The” Siena International Photo Awards “2019 Edition. One of the most important international photography contests, with tens of thousands images coming from 161 countries around the world. The awarded pictures, together with hundreds of other images among the best presented, will compose the exhibition “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World”.
An invitation to look beyond the lens to be surprised by the beauty of faces and situations of everyday life, or by untouched natural environments “captured” by the authors, using their knowledge of the surroundings, their creativity, patience and story-telling skills with a camera.
The exhibitions will be one of the Festival’s main events, hosted by the most important locations of Siena. Collective and personal exhibitions of internationally awarded artists together with the exposition “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World”: a showcase of the Siena International Photo Award 2019 edition’s best shots. Breathtaking images and extraordinary reportages from around the world; the intimate expression of a way of communication through the lens. A unique moment, captured in one spectacular shot.
Among the numerous exhibitions we point out:
PLASTIC APOCALYPSE by Randy Olson
Through these images, Randy Olson wants to highlight the issue of plastic in order to kick off a campaign aimed at educating consumers on the crisis and how they can help reverse the blight of single-use plastic in Earth’s oceans and waterways.
GRANDMA DIVERS by Alain Schroeder
The Haenyeo tradition can be traced back to 434 A.D., but it was around the 17th century that the diving was gradually taken over by women, shaping the semi-matriarchal structure of the island.
Celebrating the prowess of these silver-haired divers, Schroeder photographs them in their thin rubber suits and old goggles, facing the knowledge that these women of the sea risk becoming a profession of the past.
PRISONERS OF WAR by Mary F. Calvert
For the past four years, Mary has been focusing her journalistic attention on the continually under-reported relegation and abuse of women and men in the US Armed Forces. Her work “Sexual Assault in America’s Military” was awarded 1st Prize, Long Term Projects in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest and the next chapter of the project, “Prisoners of War: Male-on-male Sexual Assault in America’s Military” was awarded the 2016 Getty Images Grant in Editorial Photography.
SIENA AWARDS FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 25 – DECEMBER 1