Photo Vogue Festival Live on the digital platform from November 18, 2021
Exhibitions at BASE Milano – November 18-21, 2021

Premiering digitally on November 18th, for its 6th edition, titled REFRAMING HISTORY, the Photo Vogue Festival exhibits a conscious fashion photography festival that focuses on the common ground between ethics and aesthetics.

The festival’s mission is to connect different cultures and amplify a diverse range of voices to achieve what Chinua Achebe called “a balance of stories.” Representing human beings as storytelling animals: the stories we tell are not just a way of expressing the world; they become the very world we inhabit.

“until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” – Achebe

This edition of the Photo Vogue Festival will shine a deeper lens on the lions’ stories through a variety of photography and visual arts projects with influences from Africa to Europe, the Arab world, the United States, South America, the Balkans, and Asia.

Featuring: Abhishek Rajaram Khedekar | Alessandro Iovino | Bettina Pittaluga | Bryan Thomas | Delali Ayivi & Malaika Nabillah | Diego Moreno |Dimakatso Mathopa | Elena Helfrecht | Elliott Verdier | Fabiola Cedillo | Gabriele Cecconi | Heather Agyepong | Irene Antonia Diane Reece | Ismail Zaidy | Jair Fernando Coll Rubiano | Jodie Bateman | Juan Brenner | Kai Yokoyama | Laura Pannack | Lebo Thoka | Léonard Pongo | Lisandro Suriel | Magda Kuca | Mous Lamrabat | Oluwakayomide Tejuoso | River Claure | Robert Andy Coombs | Roberto Tondopó | Sara Bennett | Silvana Trevale | Suleika Mueller | Sushavan Nandy | Tamary Kudita | Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo | Tomasz Kawecki

© River Claure; © Lisandro Suriel; © Ismail Zaidy

The festival will consist of 35 chapters, translating into 35 artists who have been selected through the Open Call by an international jury, among more than 25,000 images and 2,500 photographers from 98 different countries. Ranging from projects that focus on reclaiming an alternative, projects that reframes omitted, forgotten, and overlooked historical figures to those that recycle an idea of beauty that has been diminished, stereotyped, or exoticized.

© Addy Campbell; © Namsa Leuba; © Lakin Ogunbanwo


A particular chapter of the Reframing History exhibition, curated by the Vogue Italia photo department and the festival jury, explores and expands Black creators’ take on the theme. From alternative and counter-history to a radical reinvention and critique of Western art canons and mythologies, these artists enlighten territories that have been left in the shadow for too long. 

© Dustin Thierry; © Kennedi Carter; © Kiki Xue

Watch the exhibition HERE

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