31 March 2022 / 24 July 2022

The Museum of Santa Giulia and other city exhibition venues will feature major exhibitions and important events surrounding the multiple forms of the ‘portrait’ in the history of Italian and international photography. The most hotly anticipated appointments include the exhibition homage to Edward Weston (1886-1958), one of the masters of the 20th century: an original and as yet unseen exhibition, put together with the family of the famous photographer.

Opening times

The entrance ticket is unique for all the exhibitions of the Brescia Photo Festival hosted at the Santa Giulia Museum, the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo and the Mo.ca.
The ticket can be purchased both at the ticket office of the Santa Giulia Museum, both at the ticket office of Mo.ca.

Santa Giulia Museum and Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo

Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am-6 pm

Last admission at 4.30 pm

Mo.Ca. – Center for new cultures

Tuesday-Sunday: 3 pm-7 pm

Last admission at 6 pm

Festival

Now in its 5th edition, the initiative promoted by the Municipality of Brescia and Fondazione Brescia Musei, in collaboration with Ma.Co.f – Centro della fotografia italiana, with the artistic curatorship of Renato Corsini, will focus on the theme The Shapes of Portrait, once again promoting the city of Brescia as a driver of this art.

The fulcrum of the Brescia Photo Festival will be the Museum of Santa Giulia, a cultural exhibition centre managed by the Fondazione Brescia Musei, led by President Francesca Bazoli and Director Stefano Karadjov, and the institution behind the entire event.

The event will also be featured in other places in the city and in the province, including the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, the Mo.Ca. – Centro per le Nuove Culture -, the Civic Museum of Natural Science, the Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio di Puegnago del Garda and the Cantine Berlucchi di Cortefranca.

The events with greatest international appeal include the exhibition WESTON. Edward, Brett, Cole, Cara. Una dinastia di fotografi (A Dynasty of Photographers). This great monographic, installed at the Museum of Santa Giulia, is dedicated to Edward Weston (1886-1958), one of the masters of 20th century photography, whose works will be exhibited for the first time in Italy alongside those of his sons Brett and Cole and of his granddaughter Cara.

Initiatives

On the occasion of the Brescia Photo Festival, the Nuovo Eden Cinema, the local art house of the Fondazione Brescia Musei, will also offer a series of events: starting from Wednesday 16 March, it will dedicate a special programme to Pasolini,Pasolini 100, with a selection of his masterpieces in version restored, in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna.
At the opening of the festival, on Thursday 31 March, it will host the Brescia premier of the film Il ragazzo con la Leica. 60 anni d’Italia nello sguardo di Gianni Berengo Gardin (The Boy with the Leica), by Daniele Cini and Claudia Pampinella, attended by the star, the maestro Gianni Berengo Gardin.