YarT Photography is pleased to present the first exhibition of the works produced by the participants to the first edition of FRESH! Young Italian Photographers, an educational project.

The exhibition is curated by Deanna Richardson and includes nine different photographic projects.

ph. YarT Photography, Juan Martin Baigorria, Giuseppe Di Viesto/XfOTO

“What emerges in this first edition of Fresh! is a collection of the sentimental-Italy – soccer, a priest, a small town, the pastoral – and the 21st century-Italy – second-generation Chinese on thoroughbred horses and a trans cut off from her family. There are images of a hidden Milano and a hopeful Sardegna. And there are pictures of territorial destruction underscoring the fragility of the land and the failure of authorities to protect it. […] Fresh! is an exhibition of photographers who are not turning their backs on an Italy with its record-setting unemployment (especially in their demographic), but staying put and focusing on what makes the country worthwhile staying for, what is changing and what needs to change.” – Deanna Richardson

The exhibition will be open until 27 February.


FRESH! is a curatorial project created by Anna Iuzzolini and Yulia Tikhomirova (YarT Photography), and an educational initiative for young photographers under 30 who are based in Italy. A group of professionals from the photographic business (Irene Alison, Eliseo Barbàra, Simone Donati, Emiliano Mancuso, Michele Smargiassi) mentored the 9 participants throughout 12 months, during which they produced their projects about several Italian issues.

Photographers and curators met over five weekends in Bologna, at Spazio9, to discuss photography related topics. Simone Donati and Emiliano Mancuso mentored and guided the development of the photographic projects, from the idea to the final edit.

Fresh! sketches out the anatomy of contemporary Italy. Through the eyes of a generation of photographers in their thirties, the viewer is invited to look at the social, political and cultural present of Italy.

The FRESH! participants are: Carloalberto CanobbiIlaria Di BiagioDomiziano Di FigliaDavide GrottaMartina LeoBarbara LeoliniAgnese MorgantiDaniele PasciMatteo G. Teti

Fresh! Exhibition

10b Photography gallery

Via San Lorenzo da Brindisi 10b Rome

Opening times: Mon 9-13 | Tue: 12-16 | Wed: closed | Thu: 12-16 | Fri: 9-13 | Sat: 14-18

email: fresh@yartproject.com

©YarT Photography. All rights reserved