Fantom for Photo Vogue Festival 2016, Milan

Vogue Italia celebrates the bond between fashion and photography with Photo Vogue Festival, an international event entirely dedicated to fashion photography that will take place in Milan from 22nd to 26th of November 2016.

Chaired by the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, and directed by Senior Photo Editor, Alessia Glaviano, the festival is a unique event in its kind and will engage the entire city with lectures, conferences and exhibitions.

The Photo Vogue Festival aims to become an annual event, with the upcoming first edition presenting “Vanessa Beecroft Polaroids 1993.2016”, a monographic exhibition on the Italian artist to be held at Palazzo Reale, and two group exhibitions taking place at the evocative industrial conversion space of Base Milano: “The Female Gaze”, displaying the works of female photographers revolutionising the way the female body and sexuality is represented in fashion photography; and “Photovogue / inFashion”, showcasing the works of the photographers selected through the scouting initiative launched by Vogue.

Vanessa Beecroft Polaroids 1993.2016

Vanessa Beecroft Polaroids 1993.2016

Every day Base Milano will also come alive with free entrance talks about photography in all its forms and genres. Among the events on the calendar, we are happy to highlight Factotum. Curatori editori artisti consulenti: nuovi identikit nel mondo della fotografia(Base Milano, Via Bergognone 34 – November 23, 2 PM), with Fantom’s co-director Massimo Torrigiani in conversation with Nicolò Degiorgis (publisher and artist), Susanna Cucco (art director) and Francesco Valtolina (art director); and Nuova fotografia italiana: luoghi, persone, azioni(Base Milano – November 24, 5 PM) with Fantom’ Francesco Zanot in conversation with Antonio Ottomanelli e Alessandro Calabrese.

On Saturday, Fantom’s founder Selva Barni will be among the key industry experts freely reviewing the portfolio of a group of talented photographers selected by the Vogue Italia team (Base Milano, November 26, 11 AM – 1PM). For a chance to be shortlisted, send an e-mail to accompanied by a selection of 10/15 images in pdf format, a biography and your contacts.

For further information and a detailed program head over to:

The Female Gaze 
at Base Milano
Via Bergognone, 34. Milan
November 22-26, 2016
Free Entrance

Vanessa Beecroft Polaroids 1993.2016
at Palazzo Reale
Piazza Duomo, 12. Milan
November 24-29, 2016
Free Entrance

Concurrent events will be taking place in Milan’s most acclaimed galleries and most prestigious exhibition venues. VIASATERNA will host the presentation of the book “The Modern Spirit is Vivisective” by Francesca Catastini – with the author and Federica Chiocchetti (The Photocaptionist) on November 22, 7PM and the book “Fruits and Fireworks” by Stefano Graziani – with Manuel Orazi and Francesco Zanot on November 24, 7PM.