VOGUE ITALIA'S PHOTO VOGUE FESTIVAL
FASHION AND POLITICS ON CAMERA
If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then Vogue Italia’s Photo Vogue Festival has plenty to say. First introduced last year, the event marked the first international festival entirely dedicated to fashion photography, gaining critical global success.
The second edition kicks off in mid-November in Milan and is bound to woo the entire city with talks, exhibitions and photography-related initiatives primarily hosted in specialized galleries. The PVF offers both professionals and amateurs the chance to meet key industry figures including the most renowned photographers, leading curators and the most prestigious agencies.
Curated by Vogue Italia’s Senior Photo Editor, Alessia Glaviano, this year’s edition spotlights a monographic exhibition on master photographer Paolo Roversi, showcased inside Palazzo Reale. Another key topic is Fashion & Politics, which explores how, despite criticism and controversies, the magazine has addressed current social issues through its fashion photography, engaging in topics such as gender, wealth and identity building. From the obsession with plastic surgery to the media’s glamorization of rehab clinics to the perfect family, Vogue Italia’s lensmen have never shied from taking a stance. They include Steven Meisel, David Lachapelle, Bruce Weber, Tim Walker, Peter Lindbergh, Miles Aldridge, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mert & Marcus and Ethan James Green.