Founded in 2011 by the Associazione Culturale ONTHEMOVE, the principal objective of Cortona On The Move is to spread and promote contemporary photography by bringing new creative talents and novel forms of visual communication to the forefront.
The 2019 edition of Cortona On The Move follows the intention of the festival to be a space for reflection and visual discourse on the world we live in. This year’s focus takes shape around the relationship between humans and landscape. Nature and environment are key words nowadays. The land is a central element in human life, both in the realm of urgent ecological issues that need to be solved, and in relation to the world’s social and economic situation.
In this edition, by means of contemporary documentary photography, and under the artistic direction of Arianna Rinaldo, the works on show reveal and interpret today’s relationship between humans and their surroundings. Such a complex, multifaceted relation questions us on our present, our future and our past.
Humankind’s history is traced in the landscape; nature is marked by it, often wounded; the land shows signs of belonging and passage. The environment, for better or for worse, records humanity’s action and becomes a witness of history.