A BIG BOOK: an exhibition to leaf through

Photographic exhibition realized with the photographs of the Sirmione Award for Photography, 2021 edition


An exhibition to leaf through
Palazzo Callas Exhibitions,
9th April – 10th July 2022

A story with pictures and words, like an open book, that will take place at the Palazzo Callas Exhibition centre. A collection of narratives, as different as they are united by the constant and powerful beauty of Sirmione and its Lake.

A book that displays the winning photographs from the Premio Sirmione per la Fotografia 2021 (Sirmione Prize for Photography) in 2021 and other photographs chosen from the 2.542 shots submitted by the 732 participants.

The photographs are displayed in an exhibition inspired by the 4 book titles that guided the photographers’ creativity during the Sirmione Photo Marathon:

The rule of balance (La regola dell’equilibrio) by Gianrico Carofiglio

Behind the Door (Dietro la porta) by Giorgio Bassani

The Museum of the World (Il Museo del Mondo) by Melania Mazzucco

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand (Uno, nessuno e centomila) by Luigi Pirandello

The same pictures now take us on an exciting journey thanks to an unusual and captivating display that will take us through the pages of A BIG BOOK, immersing us in its story.

A BIG BOOK will have four empty spaces, a page yet to be written which will be completed with the winning shots of the Sirmione 10% Photo Marathon. Appointment on Sunday 10 April at 7 am in Piazza Carducci: participants will have 60 minutes to take a photo on the theme that will be revealed only at the time of the official start of the race.

 “Words are a lens to focus one’s mind” 

Ayn Rand

An exhibition to leaf through
Palazzo Callas Exhibitions,
9th April – 10th July 2022

Opening hours
Every day 10.30 – 12.30 / 16.30 – 19.00
Friday and Saturday open until 10pm
Closed on Mondays
Free entrance

Book your place at “A BIG BOOK” exhibition
Info, Ufficio Cultura e Turismo: cultura@sirmionebs.it – 030 9909 184
Green Pass required

Premio Sirmione per la Fotografia is sponsored by

A BIG BOOK, the poster

A big book in the halls of Palazzo Callas, The photo gallery of the A BIG BOOK exhibition

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