Many eyes in the world of photography are on Photolux 2016 International Festival of Photography in beautiful Tuscany
Photolux Festival 2016 takes place in Lucca, Italy, from 19 November to 11 December 2016. The much anticipated event features exhibitions, Leica talks, workshops and portfolio reviews.
Exhibitions consist of the winners of the World Press Photo 16, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016, the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Photography Grant 2016, as well as an exhibit of Vivian Maier: an itinerary from the United States to Champsaur (curated by Enrico Stefanelli). It reveals the 20th century photographer’s lesser known work relating to her photographs taken in her maternal homeland in the French Hautes-Alpes during two visits there between 1950 and 1960.
There are 10 days of Leica talks, starting from the festival’s opening day, which include several book launches along with project presentations and a screening of the movie War Photographer (directed by Christian Frei). Additionally, workshops present opportunities for guidance from some celebrated Italian photographers, who include documentary photographer Paolo Marchetti. Attendees can also avail of portfolio reviews by a range of expert curators, photo editors, photographers and other industry professionals.