Cortona is preparing for the July 13 kickoff of Cortona on the Move, a photography festival with increasingly international clout, this year in its seventh edition.
Running until October 1, Cortona on the Move has a multifaceted program comprising exhibitions, lectures, portfolio reviews for emerging photographers, traveling shows and numerous other initiatives and events. This year’s main venues are the Vecchio Ospedale, the Ex Magazzino delle Carni and the Fortezza Medicea del Girifalco, with other events programmed for Palazzo Mancini Sernini and Palazzo Cinaglia. No corner of Cortona is off limits, however: photographs are known to appear in various vicoli throughout the historic center during the festival months.
New developments at this edition include the launch of the “New Visions” open call, which attracted original documentary work reflecting the fluid, evolving nature of photography as an artistic language. 938 works were submitted and narrowed down to 15 finalists, which will all be on display on July 15.