I'm among the 10 selected open-call-winners for the project "StreetProjections", which is carried out by PhotoWerkBerlin - in collaboration with EyeEm and KommunaleGalerieberlin: "The project StreetProjections presents different realities from around the world displayed by night through projections on the sidewalk of the Kurfürstendamm. The best-submitted works, selected by an international jury will be projected in the very heart of Berlin, in the central boulevard of Kurfürstendamm during night time. Duration of the exhibition: September 9th–Oktober 8th, 2017" 10 of my photographs will be showcased on the sidewalk for one months.

Starting July 14th the big version of the "Via!"-exhibition is on display in Iserlohn/Germany as part of "Observations 2017", a festival dedicated to street photography and organized by Observe Collective. The exhibition is shown in "Städtische Galerie" Iserlohn until August 20th. Further information.

Seit dem 14. Juli ist die große Version der in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe Institut Rom konzipierten Ausstellung "Via! - Straßenfotografie von Hamburg bis Palermo" als Teil des Straßenfotografie-Festivals "Observations" in der Städtischen Galerie Iserlohn zu sehen (bis 20. August).

My series “animal. minimal.” made it in the final round of the contest at StreetFoto San Francisco. First-round judges David Gibson, Jesse Marlow, Aaron Berger, Gaciela Magnoni and Maciej Dakowicz voted for it in the category “Best street photography series” and it got exhibited in Harvey Milk Photo Center.

After touring Italy for more than a year, the small version of the exhibition "VIA! - Straßenfotografie von Hamburg bis Palermo" is coming to Germany for the first time. The results from the German-Italian street photography project will be shown at Istituto Italiano di Cultura Amburgo (Hansastrasse 6) in Hamburg from May 5th until September 8th. The exhibition opening will take place on May 5th at 7pm in the presence of Hamburg-based "Via!"-photographer Siegfried Hansen.

It has been to an ancient palazzo in Venice, in a castle in La Spezia, in a deconsecrated chapel in Livorno and at Goethe Institute in Florence. Time to move the “travelling version” of the exhibition “Via! – Fotografia di strada di Amburgo a Palermo” to Savona! On Oct. 22nd at 5pm "Via!" will open its doors in an old tower called Torre del Brandale (Campanassa) and stay there until November 5th. Open from 10:30am to 12 and from 4pm to 7pm.

Thursday Aug. 25th was the opening night of The Street Collective's current exhibition in Borås/Sweden followed by a photowalk in Gothenburg two days later. The show in Abecita Konstmuseum has 100 big size prints on display. It will be open for public until end of November 2016. There's a video clip about the exhibition in general and the participating photographers, which can be seen here.

Now that the 32-piece-travelling-version of the „Via!“-exhibition has been hosted at Goethe Institute in Palermo, in an ancient palazzo in Venice and in a castle in La Spezia, it will soon be shown in a deconsecrated chapel in the Tuscan coastal city Livorno. The place is called „Cappella Scafurno“ and opening will be on July 31st at 7pm (until Aug. 21nd). Facebook event.

„Das eigentliche Mysterium der Welt ist das Sichtbare, nicht das Unsichtbare.” (Oscar Wilde)
Unter dem Ausstellungstitel „SCHWARZ AUF WEISS” zeige ich ab dem 4. August (Vernissage: 19 Uhr) in der „Schwarzen Kiste” am Königsplatz/Augsburg eine Auswahl an Schwarzweißfotografien. Bis zum 11. September sind dort Aufnahmen aus Amsterdam, Augsburg, Barcelona, Florenz, Miami, München, New York und Rom zu sehen. Die im öffentlichen Raum aufgegriffenen Motive zeigen kleine Alltagsbeobachtungen – eine flüchtige Verabschiedung, einen sehnsüchtigen Blick, das Zusammenspiel geometrischer Formen.

After Palermo and Venezia the travel exhibition "Via!" moves on to La Spezia. Opening is on June 8th. "Via!"-photographer Umberto Verdoliva will be present to talk about the project.

Finally the „Via!“-zine is available! The catalogue contains all pictures from the exhibition in Rome. If you want to grab a copy, please send me an e-mail to info@shootingcandid.com.

pages: 84 pages
content: 82 photographs in colour and black & white
size: 8.5×11 in (22×28 cm)
cover: semi gloss, 80# (216 GSM)
paper: matte, 80# (118 GSM)
binding: perfect bound
text: Italian, partly also German
price: 20 € plus postage (paypal preferred)
contact: info@shootingcandid.com

Time to bring a smaller version of the „VIA!“-exhibition on tour! 1st stop: Palermo, Italy. The opening takes place on April 1st at 4pm at the Goethe-Institut Palermo in the „Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa" areal in Via Paolo Gili 4. The show will be on display until April 23 and then move on to Venice.

Thanks to more than 500 visitors, who made the opening-night of the exhibition "Via! Fotografia di strada da Amburgo a Palermo" such a great success! The show will still be running until April 3rd. Check out our blog for more information (German/Italian) or navigate directly to the website of Museo di Roma in Trastevere.

„Via!“ – Straßenfotografie von Hamburg bis Palermo

30. Januar 2015 – 3. April 2016 // Museo di Roma in Trastevere

Ungewöhnliche Alltagsszenen erwarten Besucher der Fotoausstellung „Via!“ vom 29. Januar bis zum 3. April im Museo di Roma in Trastevere/Rom. Der ausgestellte Bilderkanon ist das Ergebnis eines 2014 in Kooperation mit dem Goethe Institut initiierten Fotografieprojektes. Auftrag und Zielsetzung von jeweils fünf deutschen und fünf italienischen Fotografen war es, mit den Mitteln der Straßenfotografie über den Zeitraum eines Jahres besondere Alltagsmomente zwischen Hamburg und Palermo zu dokumentieren (Blog: blog.goethe.de/via).

Vernissage: 29. Januar 2016, 19 Uhr (Eröffnung in Anwesenheit der beteiligten Fotografen)

Photowalk: 30. Januar 2016, 14 bis 16 Uhr (Treffpunkt: Piazza del Popolo)

Workshop: 31. Januar 2016, ab 10 Uhr (limitierte Teilnehmerzahl, Anmeldung via stefanomirabella73@hotmail.com)

Trailer "VIA!"

"It's a sad and beautiful world" - my recently self-published photobook - is available in a 1st edition limited to 30 copies. It features a series of 52 black & white street photographs from my home country and various travels. If you want to order a copy, just give me a shout: info@shootingcandid.com.

„It’s a sad and beautiful world“, 2015
Paperback | 68 pages | 52 Photographs | black & white | matte
Landscape format | 21 x 14,8 cm | 8,2 x 5,8 inch
1st edition | 30 copies | stamped & numbered
11 € plus shipping costs | 2 € Euro Germany | 4 € International | payment via bank transfer / paypal

There's a new 4-page-feature (headline: "Wundersamer Alltag") about "VIA!" project in the current issue (March/April) of German print photography magazine "Fotoforum" (http://www.fotoforum.de).