22 - 26 November 2016, Milan, Italy

Photography has always been at the heart of Vogue Italia  - the publication has documented the evolution of costume through imagery for over 50 years. Chaired by Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief, Franca Sozzani, and directed by Senior Photo Editor, Alessia Glaviano, the inaugural Photo Vogue Festival celebrates the magazine’s bond between fashion and photography through a unique event incorporating lectures, conferences and exhibitions throughout the city of Milan.

Highlights of the festival are a solo exhibition of Italian artist VANESSA BEECROFT PORTRAITS 1993 – 2016 and two group shows, THE FEMALE GAZE, displaying the work of female photographers who have revolutionized the way the female body and sexuality is represented through fashion photography, and PHOTOVOGUE/inFASHION, showcasing the works of photographers selected through PhotoVogue platform.

November 24-29, 2016
Palazzo Reale: Piazza Duomo, 12  Milan

This solo exhibition brings together rare, blown-up polaroids and sculptures by Los-Angeles based Vanessa Beecroft. Renowned for her innovative performances and unconventional approach to image creation, Beecroft’s provoking work has often served as a vehicle for social critique. As part of her ongoing investigation into female identity, Beecroft has developed her work to explore topics such as the gaze, desire and alienation through sophisticated performances, drawings, photography, video art and sculpture.

Left: MMK, Frankfurt, 2013 © 2016 Vanessa Beecroft
Right: vb.flaunt_magazine, 2013 © 2016 Vanessa Beecroft. Photo: Federico Spadoni

November 22-26, 2016
Base Milano: Via Bergognone, 34, Milan

Throughout the history of art, women have often been relegated to the role of inspiring muses: loved, admired and revered but almost always in a passive role.
The Female Gaze exhibition, co-curated by Alessia Glaviano and Chiara Bardelli Nonino, is a chronological, themed investigation into the importance of subverting the ‘male gaze’ into the ‘female gaze’ and celebrating the photographers who have been part of this revolution.
Featured artists: Aida Muluneh, Amanda Charchian, Angela Strassheim, Arvida Byström, Atong Atem, Bex Day, Brianna Capozzi, Camilla Akrans, Carlotta Manaigo, Cass Bird, Cindy Sherman, Donna Trope, Elaine Constantine, Elena Rendina, Elinor Carucci, Ellen Von Unwerth, Émilie Régnier, Emma Summerton, Greta Ilieva, Hellen van Meene, Isabelle Wenzel, Janneke van der Hagen, Joana Choumali, Julia Hetta, Julia Noni, Juno Calypso, Lalla A. Essaydi, Lea Colombo, Lina Scheynius, Lise Sarfati, Liz Collins, Maisie Cousins, Majida Khattari, Mel Bles, Namsa Leuba, Nan Goldin, Olivia Bee, Petra Collins, Sarah Moon, Shae DeTar, Stephanie Wilson, Vanessa Beecroft, Venetia Dearden, Venetia Scott, Viviane Sassen, Yelena Yemchuk, Zanele Muholi

Left to right: © Aida Muluneh /Courtesy David Krut Projects New York / Johannesburg ; Blow up, 1997 © Donna Trope ; © Yelena Yemchuk
November 22-26, 2016 
Base Milano: Via Bergognone, 34, Milan

Launched in April 2011, PhotoVogue is’s platform dedicated to the new wave of photography talents. A unique community that reached over 125,000 users, under the curatorial direction of Alessia Glaviano, the support of Chiara Bardelli Nonino and Francesca Marani, the platform is in partnership with the acclaimed New York agency Art+Commerce.
PHOTOVOGUE/inFashion is the result of a scouting project launched to discover the best talent in fashion photography through PhotoVogue’ platform alongside panel of international experts consisting of Franca Sozzani, Alessia Glaviano, Paolo Roversi, Jimmy Moffat (Founder and Managing Director of Art + Commerce), Michael Van Horne (Art + Commerce), gallerists Peter MacGill and Michael Hoppen, Azu Nwagbogu (Founder and Director of the Lagos Photo Festival), Florence Bourgeois (Director of Paris Photo) and Charlotte Cotton (writer and curator).
Through consensus, photographer Kiki Xue (born 1987, China), will shoot an editorial spread for Vogue Italia.
In addition, the panel selected 30 new talents who are featured in this exhibition:
Andrew Tarnawczyk, Antonina Zharko, Can Sever, Carmen Mitrotta, Clara Giaminardi, Cristina Coral, Dagmar van Weeghel, Formento + Formento, Gioconda & August, Guoman Liao, Isabel Martínez, Julia Grossi, Justine Tjallinks, Kenta Nakamura, Kiki Xue, Lei Gao, Louis Philippe de Gagoue, Lusha Alic, Lydia Gorges, Mária Švarbová, Marie Zucker, Marta Bevacqua, Remi Rebillard, Romina Ressia, Scandebergs, Simone Steenberg, Synchrodogs, Tania Kezha, Turkina Faso, Uldus Bakhtiozina.

From left to right: © Kiki Xue ; © Clara Giaminardi ; © Uldus Bakhtiozina

Every day Base Milano will come alive with free entrance talks about photography in all its forms and genres. Among the guests taking part in the talks are Vanessa Beecroft, Paolo Roversi, Mario Calabresi, Azu Nwagbogu, Christto & Andrew, Ilaria Bonacossa, Michael Hoppen, Yoshinori Mizutani, Alessandro Rabottini, Massimo Torrigiani, Enrico Stefanelli, Francesco Zanot, Riccardo Conti, Giulia Zorzi, Bex Day, Amanda Charchian, Shae Detar.
Photography events produced by the best galleries will be taking place in Milan’s most prestigious exhibition venues throughout the festival.
See the Photo Vogue Festival agenda on
For the detailed events and exhibitions program, download the complete press release in English here and in Italian there.


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