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Facing Mountain Regions




Verzasca Foto aims to promote emerging international photographers and to support visual arts in rural and peripheral areas, by giving free space through connection and dialogues with nature, offering access to different forms of expression and ways of visual storytelling.


The festival takes place in a mountain valley, made up of small villages of stone houses and surrounded by dense, lush nature. An intimate and informal meeting place where participants have the opportunity to share ideas and points of view. During the festival main days you can enjoy outdoor exhibitions, artists presentations, guided visits, meeting, portfolio reviews, night screenings and live music.


For its nine edition and with the theme “Breathing houses”, Verzasca Foto Festival explores houses and the people who live in them. In the frame of the festival, Peruvian photographer Victor Zea, who was in residency during three months in Verzasca Valley, will celebrate the opening of his exhibition on Friday 2nd of September at 17:00. The night of photography on Saturday 3rd of September will also be a great moment to discover the artwork of Victor Zea, as well as numerous other artists.


Verzasca Foto Festival
31 August – 4 September
The exhibitions are open until October (open the week end from 10 am to 18pm in Casa della Fotografia)


Friday 2 September, 17:00, Casa della Fotografia, Gordola


Night of photography
Saturday 3 September, 18:30-24:00, Castello Marcacci


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