Up to Now. Fabrica Photography


Fabrica's photography at Fotografia Europea festival in Reggio Emilia, 5 May-9 July 2017

Fabrica has chosen Fotografia Europea, the festival dedicated to contemporary photography by the city of Reggio Emilia and the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, opening from 5 to 7 May, to present Up to Now. Fabrica Photography, a rich and intense overview on more than twenty years of visual research. From 1994 the research centre has explored photography in its various facets, from journalistic documentation to editorial projects, from communication campaigns to more distinctly artistic projects. Not to forget, the essential and pioneering experiment of Colors magazine, which shares with Fabrica the same celebration of the world’s diversity, the attention to social, political, economic, environmental and lifestyle issues.

The red thread of this experience has always been the promotion of young international talents who, arrived at Fabrica as grantholders, have had the opportunity to grow and improve, and have then continued their careers and often affirmed themselves as acknowledged professionals.

For Reggio Emilia, Fabrica has selected 37 photographers and over one hundred works, and this review focusses on the works of those young photographers that, over the years, have become renowned international authors. From Pieter Hugo’s Albino Portraits to James Mollison’s Libyan Battle Trucks, from Olivia Arthur’s The Middle-Distance to Laia Abril’s A bad day, from Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse’s Ponte City to Lorenzo Vitturi’s Oil will never end: this array of images bears witness to the variety of approaches to photographic documentations, which encompasses different realities and continents and creates an iconographic and narrative unicum. Furthermore, for Fotografia Europea 2017 Fabrica will propose also a specific focus on the works of Drew Nikonowicz and Ali Kaveh, currently grantholders at the research centre.

Up to Now. Fabrica Photography
Chiostri di San Pietro
via Emilia San Pietro, 44/c
Reggio Emilia

Inaugural days
May 5 › 7am-11pm
May 6 and 7 › 10am-11pm

from May 12 to July 9
Friday › 6pm-11pm
Saturday › 10am-11pm
Sunday and holiday › 10am-8pm


Featuring artworks by:

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Aleksey Kondratyev
Ali Kaveh
Alma Cecilia Suarez
Ashley Gilbertson
Chen Jiaojiao & Peng Yangjun
Clara Vannucci
Drew Nikonowicz
Federica Sasso
James Mollison
Jen Osborne
Jessica Dimmock
Karim El Maktafi
Kitra Cahana
Laia Abril
Léonie Hampton
Liz Hingley
Lorenzo Vitturi
Margo Ovcharenko
Marina Rosso
Martina Cirese
Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse
Munem Wasif
Nicolò Degiorgis
Olivia Arthur
Panos Kefalos
Philipp Ebeling
Piero Martinello
Pieter Hugo
Reed Young
Sam Ivin
Sharon Ritossa
Sofia Valiente
Stefan Ruiz