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Cortona On The Move




From Julyl 13 to October 1st 2023

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Festival 2023

Even this year the international photography festival is due to take place in Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany, from 13 July to 1 October 2023, once again with Intesa Sanpaolo as Main Partner.

"MORE OR LESS" is the theme chosen for this 13th edition of Cortona On The Move.

Over 30 artists have been invited to interpret the dichotomy between "MORE OR LESS" for 26 exhibitions set up in the historical centre of the town, the Medici Fortress of Girifalco and "Station C" near Camucia-Cortona Station. These include big names in international photography, such as Larry Fink, whose collection of works entitled Class Issues will be on display. And also Chauncey Hare, with his collection Working Class Heroes, for the first time in Italy.

Two of the exhibitions will be organised in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo: Standing Still by Massimo Vitali, whose iconic works from the 1990s up to the present days will be on display, and Il caso "Africo", from the Archivio Publifoto Intesa Sanpaolo, bringing together the reportage by Valentino (Tino) Petrelli shot in Aspromonte in 1948, shown in its entirety for the first time in Cortona.



The greatest national and international photography experts in the world will be coming to Cortona On The Move on the opening days of the festival, from 13 to 16 July, to take part to events, presentations, talks and workshops. In particular:

Friday 14 July at 3 p.m.


The circle. Solutions for a sustainable future

Luca Locatelli (photographer), Elisa Medde (curator) and Michele Coppola (Executive Director Art, Culture and Historical Heritage Intesa Sanpaolo, Director of Gallerie d'Italia). Moderator: Veronica Nicolardi (Director of Cortona On The Move)

Saturday 15 July 4 p.m.


Photography narrates: images as evidence of the transformations of society

Massimo Vitali (photographer), Barbara Costa (Head of Archivio Storico Publifoto Intesa Sanpaolo) and Michele Smargiassi (journalist)

All the talks taking place during the festival will also be available in streaming on the Facebook page of Cortona on the move, with a simultaneous translation service.

For details of the entire programme of events

The talk with Luca Locatelli, ”The circle. Solutions for a sustainable future”, will be held on 14 July at the Cortona On The Move Festival. Click here to follow the live stream.