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HEAD ON Photo Festival



HEAD ON Photo Festival

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The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with some of its local and international cultural partners, is organising and/or sponsoring the digital fruition of some important events. Among them the Head On International Photo Festival, which this year, due to the restrictions enforced by the authorities and thanks to a huge re-organisational effort, people will be able to follow online directly from the Festival’s website. The online version of Head On will be launched Friday, the 1st of May and will be on until the 17th of May. Along with the exhibitions, the program includes seminars, talks and workshops held by both the participating artists and a couple of major technical sponsors. In some of the events the audience will be able to interact with the speakers. Later in the year, if the health situation will improve, the Festival will be able to install the exhibitions at its usual locations, including the premises of the Italian Cultural Institute.

To watch the exhibition online all those interested must use the following links: (they will be active from May 1st)

The Italian Cultural Institute has been a sponsor of Head On since the beginning and in 2020 will support the participation of two Italian photographers, Fabio Burrelli and Annamaria Belloni.

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Annamaria Belloni was born in Genoa, but lives and works in Piacenza (Italy), where belloni 2she manages a photo studio and teaches photography. After having completed her university studies and having spent a few years spent in Germany, she began working as a photographer, focusing on portraits, landscapes and contemporary human conditions. In the last two years she has worked on a series focussed on the relationship between human beings and nature, which in her view appears today highly compromised. But Nature is now reclaiming its place, entering also our lives and our homes, and her pictures wish to witness this process.

To access the Festival’s programme go to:


Date: Da Friday, May 01, 2020 a Sunday, May 17, 2020

Organized by : Head On Photo Festival

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free