Festival dedicated to the Portrait
FotoGrafia, the Rome International Photography Festival, is designed to showcase the work of emerging talents and promote contemporary photography in its various forms and languages.
This year the 13th edition of the festival is dedicated to the role of the Portrait in modern art, literature and cinema.
The main exhibition comprises a collective of internationally-renowned photographers, curators, critics and museum directors who have contributed to previous editions of the festival.
In addition there are a series of solo exhibitions such as Asylum of the Birds, the latest work by South African-based photographer Roger Ballen whose images document a Johannesburg house populated by people and animals, especially birds.
Also of note is Beats by New York photographer Larry Fink whose 1958 road trip across America recalls the Beat generation of writers, musicians and artists.