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European Photography 2024

The theme of this edition is "Nature loves to hide": exhibitions, installations, conferences, meetings, workshops, showings and performances. In various locations.

April 26 - June 9, 2024

European Photography 2024 attempts to capture nature by exploring how concealment and discovery are interconnected.
The rich and diverse photographic series brought together for this edition engage with this sense of double or co-existence as a part of all life on earth. The context is the Anthropocene, and histories play out on both a hyperlocal scale and on the planetary stage to speak about ideas of symbiosis, sustainability and climate emergency.


Inaugural days
April 26: 7.00-11.00 p.m.; April 27-28: 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m.

Institutional venues

  • SAN PIETRO CLOISTERS - unique ticket
    April 28 - July 28: Thursday-Friday 2.30-6.30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
  • PALAZZO DA MOSTO - unique ticket
  • PALAZZO MAGNANI - unique ticket
  • SPAZIO GERRA - free
  • VILLA ZIRONI - unique ticket


Nature loves to hide is the theme chosen by the Festival’s artistic board, once again this year made up of Tim Clark (editor of 1000 Words), Walter Guadagnini (photography historian and Director of CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia) and Luce Lebart (researcher and curator, Archive of Modern Conflict).

Palazzo Magnani, San Pietro Cloisters, Palazzo da Mosto, Villa Zironi, Palazzo dei Musei, Biblioteca Panizzi Library, Spazio Gerra are the venues hosting the twenty-one exhibitions of this edition.

Solo exhibitions: Lisa Barnard, Marta Bogdańska, Arko Datto, Karim El Maktafi, Silvia Infranco, Matteo de Mayda, Susan Meiselas, Jo Ractliffe, Natalya Saprunova, Helen Sear, Bruno Serralongue, Michele Sibiloni, Silvia Rosi, Yvonne Venegas, Terri Weifenbach

Group exhibitions: Giovane Fotografia Italiana #11 | Premio Luigi Ghirri 2024, Index Naturae, La collezione di Linea di Confine a Reggio Emilia, NEW THEATRES OF THE REAL. Collaborating with AI, Sky Album. 150 years of capturing clouds, Zone di passaggio.

In addition to the exhibitions, the Festival is enriched by a calendar of events that will accompany visitors from the opening days – 26, 27, 28 April – through until 9 June.

In addition to meetings with artists, the programme also includes discussions with Mariangela Gualtieri, poet and writer, and Marco Paolini, playwright and writer, both in dialogue with Loredana Lipperini, writer and journalist. Besides, book presentations, book signings, portfolio readings and [PARENTESI] BOOKFAIR, the space dedicated to independent publishers.

The third edition of Fotofonia, the musical side of the Festival, curated by Max Casacci (producer and founder of Subsonica), is entitled Urban Souls, and is dedicated to the history, present and future of an Italian music capable of fusing black and soul roots with the complexity of contemporary urban languages, through both melody and words.


May 1 - June 9:
Wednesday, Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1, 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Check the website for all opening times.


Euros 18.00; Euros 15.00 (reduced); Euros 13.00 (students aged 19-26); Euros 22.00-44.00 (families); Euros 20.00 (sustainable).

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Palazzo Magnani Foundation

Corso Garibaldi, 31 42121 Reggio Emilia

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