CORTONA ON THE MOVE
Associazione Culturale ONTHEMOVE
Cortona, Italy | July 2015
From July 17 2015 to August 09 2015
The exhibitions of Toni Amengual, Marcello Bonfanti and Dougie Wallace in Cortona
During the fifth edition of Cortona On The Move, the projetcs of Toni Amengual, Marcello Bonfanti and Dougie Wallace were exhibited in the public space Parterre in Cortona.
July 17 2015
Flâneur - New Urban Narratives was exhibited in Cortona from July 17th to August 8th. Here a video of the talk "Flâneur - New Urban Narratives" in which Arianna Rinaldo (Artistic Director Cortona On The Move) presents the project during the opening of COTM with Nuno Ricou Salgado (Procur.arte) and the photographers Toni Amengual, Marcello Bonfanti and Dougie Wallace.
Creating an international festival about photography in travel is like giving life to a dream. Cortona On The Move is an event that takes the visitor by the hand and leads him into the images of the world's most important photographers and the best emerging talents. Within the ancient streets of this Etrurian city you will live extraordinary moments merging emotions, thoughts and sensorial paths. An extraordinary wonders' box in which you and only you are the protagonist. A small town nestled in the heart of Tuscany will welcome you to tell its forever lasting history, whose origins are more ancient than Rome. Within the walls of Cortona you will be free to lose yourself in culture, good food and good wine.
You will come across the festival's works through the town's most evocative streets and its timeless alleys. You will travel through others travelers' eyes, like a journey into the journey itself. In an afternoon you will visit Cortona, Caracas, Tunisi, Tokyo and St.Petersburg.
As you will see it won't be hard meeting, among “piazzas” of Cortona, other travelers like you coming from every part of the world. Amateurs, professionals, art and photography passionates with whom you can exchage ideas, opinions and impressions. You will get the chance of taking part in workshops on photography, portfolio reviews and meetings with the authors. You'll learn about the new frontiers of photography, through talks designed for new media and online photography. Being a part of Cortona On The Move means experiencing cultures and living in a happy and peaceful mood. At every breath you breathe photography, where you can meet and have a chat with the world most important master photographers.
In this unique experience you can have a leading role thanks to the "OFF"circuit dedicated to new talents. A section in which your work can be exhibited during the Festival and be rewarded by an international jury.
Reach Cortona by plane
Florence Peretola International Airport about 120 Km away.
Perugia Sant'Egidio Airport about 60 Km away.
Roma Leonardo da Vinci Airport about 200 Km away.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport about 220 Km away.
For those who prefer joining other photo-enthusiasts and share with them the transfer from the Airport to Cortona, we advise you to try Fly2share, a service that will allow you to share the transfer costs and meet new friends on the way to the Festival.
Reach Cortona by train
Florence-Rome railway line, Terontola or Camucia station Terontola-Perugia-Assisi-Terni railway line, Terontola station. Once arrived at the railway station you can reach Cortona by taxi or bus (read the timetables below).
Reach Cortona by car
Take the Valdichiana exit from, A1 highway (Autostrada del Sole A1). Just After the toll gate exit, take E45 freeway (slip road from Siena to Perugia) in the direction to Perugia, then take the second exit towards Cortona (Cortona San Lorenzo). Follow the road signs to arrive to the SS71 road, in Camucia. Continue towards Cortona city.
Who we are
Cortona On The Move - fotografia in viaggio (photography 'on the move') was born in 2011 on the initiative of ONTHEMOVE cultural association. Right from the outset some of the world’s top photographers brought their work to Cortona while the festival instantly attracted the attention of industry professionals because of its strong international flavour.
The first edition of the festival offered ten principal exhibitions and six OFF Circuit exhibitions. Then, from the second edition on, artistic direction was placed in the expert hands of Arianna Rinaldo. The last edition attracted almost 25,000 visitors to Cortona to see the work of 24 photographers. Every year the quantity and quality of works on display increase proportionally to the number of its visitors. In 2013 Time magazine placed the festival in its guide to the top ten festivals not to be missed, then in 2014 some of the most important magazines in the world reviewed the festival. In 2015 the project European Dream - Road to Bruxelles, inserted in the fourth edition of the festival, received the award CULTURE+ENTERPRISE 2014 in the section Cultural Partnership and Sponsorship.
In such a short space of time Cortona OTM has become "the best festival in Europe if not in the world", to quote the words of Donald Winslow, photojournalist and editor of News Photographer Magazine. The challenge for us is to keep on improving this record, thanks to the work and commitment of all our staff. Cortona OTM is organized in collaboration with Studio Metria agency.
Cortona On The Move is produced by the Cultural Association ONTHEMOVE, in cooperation with Studio Metria, a company specialised in creativity and production of communication and cultural events.
The team of the 2015 edition of the Festival is composed by:
- Artistic director: Arianna Rinaldo
- Executive director: Antonio Carloni
- Production manager: Veronica Nicolardi
- Exhibition manager: Sarah Carlet
- Press office: Luca Faenzi
- Social media editor: Simona Nandesi
- Production bureau: Alice Lanzillotti
- Internship coordination: Carmen Liuzzi
- Editor: Andrea Milluzzi
- Information technology: Alessio Barbini
- Chairman and managing director ONTHEMOVE cultural association: Nicola Tiezzi
- Graphics and creative design: Aleksander Mazurkiewicz
- Visual merchandiser: Dora Binella