The 2015 edition of the Photolux Festival deals with the motto "Sacred and Profane". The curators will invite the visitors to make a trip around the world, which is also an inner travel, discovering the places of the spirit and of the men who makes them living, and undergoing a tension, which is different time by time but always fascinating, toward the divine. On the other hand the motto allows to reinterpret the sacred iconography in a desecrating or provocative key, and to explore territories that are generally considered impossible to be represented, dealing with the passions and feelings the most mundane of the human soul and his aberrations.
This year’s highlights:
Joel-Peter Witkin (*1939 Brooklyn, USA) is the guest of honour of Photolux 2015, with a retrospective that explores the relationship between the sacred and profane, as seen through his unique and provocative gaze. Ernst Haas (*1921, Vienna) was one of the pioneers of color photography. His work "The Creation" is considered one of the pillars in the history of photography. Aurelio Amendola (*1938, Pistola, Italy), throughout his long career, has worked several times on the work of Michelangelo and in particular on the Basilica of Saint Peter. Being published a new book on the Basilica illustrated with his photographs, published by Franco Maria Ricci, which will be presented at Photolux 2015.
The program also includes the exhibition World Press Photo 2015, hosted in Lucca for the eleventh consecutive year, the three exhibitions dedicated to the winning projects of the Roberto del Carlo Photolux Award contest, Young Curators Photolux Contest, Sacred Fire, the exhibition of winners of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 – JH Engström and Wiktoria Wojciechowska – and the exhibition of the winner of the 2015 Documentary Photography Grant of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation.
Please find more information an program at Photolux