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Book afternoon

October 25, 2014

Presentation of some emerging (and not) photographer's books.



From July 3 to November 30, 2014

Dal 3 luglio al 30 novembre sarà l’artista svizzera Katia Mandelli Ghidini a presentare, con il titolo EXPOSED, una sintesi dei propri lavori.


Portraits from changing Rwanda

From October 17 to October 26, 2014

2014 marks the 20th commemoration of the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda. Over 800,000 victims in three months only, while the West closed its eyes. Since then, the new government has promoted a strong reconciliation policy and introduced important social transformations aimed at creating a « new Rwanda » where a genocide would not be possible. However, the memory of the massacres is very much present in the daily life of Rwandans today, and the authoritarian control of the government strongly limits the freedom of expression in a country where all references to ethnicity have been abolished.


Official opening 2014

October 17, 2014

Official opening of the third edition of LuganoPhotoDays with the collective exhibition about Rwanda and the award ceremony of the Photo Contest 2014.


Matteo Fieni

October 22, 2014

Lecture by Matteo Fieni, Artista Bally 2013, in Italian.


Jan Grarup

October 18, 2014

Lecture by Jan Grarup in English.


Photo Contest

From October 17 to October 26, 2014

Exhibition of the finalists and the winner of the LuganoPhoto Days Photo Contest 2014



From October 14 to October 26, 2014

PIGS is a term coined by the business and financial press as a way to refer to Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain during their current financial plight.


Love Radio Rwanda

From October 17 to October 26, 2014

Love Radio combines film with photography, audio, text and archive material. Using fragments from the soap, portraits of the creators, fan mail from listeners and images of the magical ‘guilty’ landscape, it gradually becomes clear that ‘the truth’ does not exist – only different versions of reality.


Intended Consequences

From October 17 to October 26, 2014

Intended Consequences by Jonathan Torgovnik is a series of environmental portraits made in Rwanda of women that were brutally raped during the Rwandan genocide and the children they bore from their assailants.

Rwanda. Jail

Minors in Detention

From October 17 to October 26, 2014

The swiss photographer Didier Ruef made in 2007 a photo essay about the minors in detention at the central jail of Gitarama, in the District of Muhanga.


Rwanda Genocide

From October 17 to October 26, 2014

Photo exhibition by Jan Grarup

Rwanda Genocide, Apr/May 1994

Jan Grarup’s workshop

From October 18 to October 22, 2014

Photojournalism is not about the amount of cameras you carry, neither is it about appearance – Photojournalism is about Empathy and have something on your mind which has to be told.

Rwanda. Jail

Didier Ruef’s workshop

From October 18 to October 26, 2014

The aim of the workshop is to guide each photographer towards his own way of looking and help him to create a personal style.


Flash Cobra II workshop

October 20, 2014

Questo corso è complementare a quello del giorno precedente, si tratta di effettuare prove pratiche sul campo con un numero ristretto di partecipanti (max 10).


Start-up Photoshop workshop

From October 21 to October 22, 2014

È il corso ideale per chi inizia. Questo corso introduce infatti gli appassionati di elaborazione digitale alle possibilità creative e tecniche offerte da Photoshop, partendo dalle basi.


Flash Cobra workshop

October 19, 2014

In questo corso imparerai ad utilizzare il flash della reflex, sia quello incorporato che quello esterno a slitta.


Michael Ackerman’s workshop

From October 21 to October 26, 2014

The purpose of this training experience is to fully explore a subject matter that truly touches the individual participant, and to investigate it thoroughly.

Latest news


Bon voyage René Burri

It is with sadness that we learned that this afternoon, in Zurich, René Burri passed away. This great photographer has marked the history of photojournalism… Continua »


Winner 2014

We are happy to announce the Photo Contest 2014 Winner, who received the prize from the Fondazione Vicari di Caslano during the festival opening.

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  • Area Turismo ed Eventi - Città di Lugano


  • AIL
  • Fondazione Bally
  • Sagl


  • Amnesty International
  • Caslano
  • CSIA
  • Emmanuel Urban
  • Five Gallery
  • Fondazione Vicari
  • Foto Garbani
  • Galleria La Loggia
  • SSS_AA
  • Studio B&B

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