Alain Cabrera
July 31, 2020

Mino Di Vita

Mino-5

He studied set design at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan and he later graduated in Philosophy and Letters at the University of Bologna.

Photographer and artist since the mid-eighties he has been photographing society in its many aspects, focusing his interest on the connections between man and the places where he is linked, investigating the resulting atmospheres. He has carried out research projects on Venice, Milan, Tokyo, New York, Havana and other cities around the world. He has exhibited in galleries, institutions and international art fairs and many of his works are collected in private and institutional collections.
He is the author of several photographic books and combines his personal artistic research with a path of curatorial experimentation that since 2010 engages him in the design and implementation of exhibition projects for the enhancement of emerging talents not only Italian. In 2018 he founded Photo Project Pro, a laboratory of investigation into trends in contemporary artistic photography, conceived to design and implement exhibitions, seminars and masters in Italy and abroad.



"Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask "how", while others of a more curious nature will ask "why". Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information."
(Man Ray)

 
CONCEPT PRESENTATION

The right direction to progress.

 

In spite of the complicated period, linked to a pandemic that has upset mankind, we have succeeded in bringing together, albeit virtually, authors from different nations. Once again, after a four-year break, artists from different cultures are talking to each other to compare their ideas, techniques and artistic research. Looking back we can say, with great satisfaction, that the format has progressively evolved in a very positive way. In 2015, the first edition took place in the traditional way, exhibiting a considerable number of photographs in a very large space, with a considerable economic outlay and the presence limited only to the Italian public. In 2017, not only to keep costs down, it was decided to use a system for projecting images that would guarantee the best possible viewing of the photographs at the highest possible resolution. The success of the public was extraordinary, but even in this case the presence of visitors was limited to Italians only. Today the deadly virus, forcing all event organizers to use virtual systems to avoid crowds, has given the International Photo Project an unexpected advantage. At last, the 2021 edition can count on the support of a website where all the content produced by the artists exclusively for the exhibition is collected and can be consulted from all over the world. We are convinced that this is the right direction to take, because it will allow the project to progress continuously and involve more and more countries and more and more artists, exploiting the advantages that the network can offer. We are proud to have realized this event and we are extraordinarily excited about it, but above all it consolidates our conviction that events such as these are capable of spreading among the public the desire to understand and comprehend photography and its canons.