On September 6, PhEST - probably the most beautiful photo festival - opens in Monopoli, southern Italy, with many exhibitions in front of the impressive scenery of the small port city on the Mediterranean.
According to its organizers PhEST is born out of the need to give back a voice to the thousand identities that form “the sea within the lands”, the need to redefine a new, original imagery. “The necessity is not to erase the distance that the Mediterranean creates among these identities, because this sea, infact, creates them and blends them. The need is rather to stitch back together the divide between reality and its representation, beyond the theater of truth, beyond that stage of the real that the West has often set up.”
With exhibitions by photographers as well-known as Patrick Willocq and Mandy Barker, and also many Italian photographers, the festival offers an attractive program until November.
More info can be found here.