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Head On Photo Festival



Head On Photo Festival

The Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney has been collaborating for a decade with the Head On Foundation, which heads the International Festival of Photography of the same name.

The collaboration, which started in 2012 with the exhibition of Riccardo Abate's works, has continued since then without interruption with the Italian Cultural Institute, either at their premises or in those made available by the Festival, has consistently supported every year the presentation of works by Italian artists.

di miceli 2In addition to the above mentioned Abate, we would like to mention Valentina Vannicola, Alessandro Penso, Andrea & Magda, Diana Bagnoli, Emanuele Amighetti, Monia Merlo, Camillo Pasquarelli, Fabio Burrelli and Annamaria Belloni based in Italy and, in 2020, a year marked by the pandemic, Lisa Sorgini , Vincenzo Amato, Mattia Panunzio and Ronnie Grammatica, Italian-Australian artists, as part of the 2020Vision project.

For the first time, 2021 marks the participation of three Italian artists: Santo Eduardo Di Miceli, Daniele Vita and Davide Bertuccio.

Di Miceli will exhibit at the Institute's premises in York Street, while Vita and Bertuccio will be hosted by the Festival in the spaces set up in Bondi Beach.

Santo Eduardo Di Miceli was born in Décines (France) in 1967 from parents originally from San Cataldo (Sicily). He began taking pictures in the early nineties, during his studies at the Faculty of Architecture in Palermo. He explores the themes of Architecture and Landscape photography and the main theme of his research is the relationship between the places where man lives and their destiny in an increasingly adrift civilization. 

Daniele Vita was born in Vetralla (Lazio) in 1975. He interrupted his studies in sociology and anthropology to devote himself fullyvita to photography. Thanks to anthropological studies, he immediately showed interest in the daily life of Human beings, very early demonstrating his sensitivity to the most serious social issues combined with a particular ability to collect spontaneous expressions of humanity in the everyday world. 

Davide Bertuccio (Messina, Sicily, 1991) is a photojournalist based in Milan and graduated in 2016 from the IED (European Institute of Design) at the school of visual arts in photography. His work is centered on an authorial research that analyzes in bertucciodepth the changes of what surrounds us, ranging from issues related to globalization (taking an interest in minorities crushed by a constant desire for equality) to issues concerning the environment and the adaptation of human condition. 

The Head On Photo Festival will open its doors on November 19 and will continue at Bondi Beach until January 31, 2022. The works can be seen, as mentioned, both at the Institute and near the magnificent seaside promenade of Bondi Beach. Di Miceli's exhibition at the Institute will remain on display until the end of February 2022.

The Institute recommends that visitors respect the rules dictated by the NSW health authorities. Entry to the exhibition at the Institute will be allowed only to vaccinated people who will have to show to the staff proof of vaccination at the entrance.

Opening hours of the exhibition at the Institute:

Monday-Thursday: 10.00 am -5.00 pm

Friday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

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Date: Da Friday, November 19, 2021 a Monday, February 28, 2022

Organized by : Head On Photo Festival

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Paddington Reservoir