First Photography Exhibit "Town of Lacedonia"
Sunday, March 31 2002, in the rooms of the Museum of S.Gerardo Maiella,
whose availability was kindly provided by our local Diocese, the Cultural
Club "la Cicogna" ("the Stork"), has realized the first edition of a
photography exhibit sponsored by the monthly magazine "il Fotografo" ("the
Photographer") and the "Minolta" Company.
topic of the exhibit was: "the four elements: air, water, fire and earth.
works, 51 in total, arrived here from many Italian cities, (Pisa, Reggio
Calabria, Modena,Genova, Vicenza, ecc...), in fact it was a national level
competition, even if, of course, most of the competitors were local
amateurs. Some pictures enhanced their authors' skills and passion, that
using particular "shots" and evocative images, they were able to create
real works of art.
wasn’t easy for the judges, among them also the Mayor of Lacedonia, to
choose the winning picture, even if, at the end, they all together voted
in favor of a picture titled “Radici” (“Roots”) by A. Pignatiello, local
artist, who with a refined technique and an unusual framing, he realized
an unusual and suggestive image of our town, using his personal
techniques, and focusing on a tree in the foreground, he made a beautiful
postcard of our town’s landscape.
second place, we find an author from Genoa who displayed a picture that
was picked because of a play of light and colors. The third picture is an
image taken in Sardinia’s intact environment by E. Vigorita, from
Lacedonia, who has been living and working on the island for years.
Naturally, besides those who received an award, we thank all the
participants who displayed pictures that were so nice, it was hard not to
end, the exhibit was a great success, we had more than 500 visitors (lots
of people for a small town), which demonstrates that, whenever we organize
something new, the inhabitants of Lacedonia (“Lacedonians”), always
respond in a positive manner.
Easter Sunday and between a stroll in the square and Sunday Mass, the
Exhibit was a nice diversion, which linked artistic photography to the
Museum of S. Gerardo Maiella. An interesting, well maintained museum that
has never been appreciated and appropriately exploited.