photo and film international festival
Xth edition
17 – 18 October 2014, aiud – romania

LO SGUARDO OLTRE - 64 fotografi per affrontare il cancro

A LOOK BEYOND - 64 photographers to face cancer

Photographic Exhibition from 12th to 18th October, 2009
Complesso Monumentale del San Giovanni, Catanzaro – Italy

After the temporary exhibition photographs will become permanent patrimony of:

Struttura Complessa di Oncologia Medica del Presidio Ospedaliero De Lellis
Azienda Ospedaliera Pugliese Ciaccio
Catanzaro, Italy

The project of this exhibition was born by the proposal of Stefano Molica,
Head of the Medical Oncology in Pugliese-Ciaccio Hospital in Catanzaro,
to introduce art inside his department as important psychological support
to overtake hard times that cancer patients, relatives, healthcare workers
face every day in hospitals. This exhibition follows a new attitude, common
in many Italian hospitals and elsewhere,  scientifically proved, since many
The novelty of this project is the participation of photographers
coming from every corner of the world, the way used to contact them
and the great quality of the images on show.

The participants are 64, more than 50% foreigners, coming from the USA,
Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Greece,
The Netherlands, Israel, Hungary.
Many of them are already well-known artists and have participated to various
international exhibitions.

The curators, Maria Luisa Corapi and Anna Leporati,  both fond of photography,
have contacted and selected the participants through a famous photo sharing
web site.
Photographers were asked to produce works whose subject should represent
“a look beyond”, in other words images able to distract the patients’ eyes
and to lead their minds elsewhere than the hospital walls.

Artists greeted enthusiastically the appeal of solidarity, showing a complete
empathy with the topic and, thanks to the web, they could reply immediately
and send their works.

As required by the organization, all the works, printed on aluminum, are in a
square size, 75×75 cm, unframed and without glass, “bare”, so they can show
themselves directly, without any mediation in the space where they just
represent “a look beyond”. From now on, cancer patients,  in the Medical
Oncology Department directed by Stefano Molica, will be accompanied by a
privileged photographic path, expression of an extraordinary universal solidarity.