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NEWSLETTER APRIL 30, 2009


CURRENT ISSUES
EARTHQUAKE IN ABRUZZO
by Luca Santese 

The central Apennine region has experienced several significant earthquakes in recorded history. On April 6th 2009, the Abruzzo region of Italy was hit by an earthquake which destroyed parts of the historical center of the city of  l'Aquila and villages around it. The quake was the strongest in a series that hit the region in the past months and killed 293 people, leaving 70.000 people homeless and since many of the buildings in Italy are centuries old, earthquakes easily destroy everything in their range. Now the villages and the cities are almost deserted except for volunteers and emergency rescue teams working hard to re-establish life how it once was in the devastated area. 

FEATURE OF THE MONTH
DILEMMA
by Alice Pavesi

Although domestic violence is neither rare nor unique to an particular region of the world, in Ethiopia the rate of abuse by partners is estimated to run at 71 per cent, the highest rate in the world, according to the WHO. Far from being an isolated event, most acts of physical violence by an intimate partner mirror a pattern of regular abuse. Nearly two thirds of Ethiopian women reported being physically forced by a partner to have sex against their will, which is particularly alarming in the light of the AIDS epidemic and the difficulty many women have in protecting themselves from HIV infection...


NEWS

PROJECTION
by Cesuralab

Cesuralab went around the city to project his latest works. Alongside the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, now in its 48th edition, together with the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition this year will beEuroluce, the eagerly-awaited International Lighting Exhibition that sets the sectorial benchmark with its wide range and broad spectrum of goods that go to make up a unique lighting sector scenario – from light sources to domestic lighting, from technical illumination to urban illumination - embracing both technological and formal innovation. A major collateral event dedicated to light will also be held in the city. 

   

CESURALAB exhibition opening / April, 30th h6PM / Circolo Godot

Reggio Emilia / European photography 2009 

 

This year’s edition, on the immense topic of Eternity, treats the theme of time in the photographic image. Photography has a very peculiar and special relationship with time: it has shown the real instant to man, the present, for the first time, fixed in an image, but as soon as it is done, the moment has already passed, leaving the observer with a strange sensation. Looking at a photographic image is always looking into the past. But above all, there are moments and instants, some short, others longer, suspended, vibrant, dilated, and there is the time of the image itself, which captivates and guides the viewer.

In this exhibition Cesuralab introduces an overwiev of their project showing photographies coming from eight personal work (eight is the number of the photographers of the collective) and a video production of 28 minutes, that it deepens and it strengthens the single searches. 

 

 


EDUCATIONAL
http://cesuralab.com/workshop_pellegrin.pdf Workshop with Paolo Pellegrin

Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He became a Magnum Photos nominee in 2001 and a full member in 2005. He is a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine. Pellegrin is winner of many awards, including eight World Press Photo and numerous Photographer of the Year Awards, a Leica Medal of Excellence, an Olivier Rebbot Award, the Hansel-Meith Preis, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. In 2006 he was assigned the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. He is one of the founding members of the touring exhibition and installation Off Broadway along with Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli and Ilkka Uimonen. He has published four books. He lives in New York and Rome. 


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