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"Viva ‘o rre" (Long Live the King), by Carlo Rainone, italian documentary photographer, at the "Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie"



The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is proud to announce the participation of Carlo Rainone, italian documentary photographer, at the "Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie".

From July 15 to September 30, 2019
Site of the Matapédia lookout | 12, boulevard Perron West (route 132) | Matapédia

Carlo Rainone dips into the history of Italy to evoke what left a mark on its identity, between union and division, in the nineteenth century. In 1861 the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies disappeared, after almost fifty years of existence, the north and south of Italy finding themselves henceforth united under a single flag. With unification the Bourbon royal family was forced to flee, and the country thus found itself with neither a capital nor a nation, leaving a new identity born of the new borders unresolved. Over the last ten years, following the economic and social crisis that marked the country, many people have been taking another look at the narrative of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In the form of cultural travel, they’ve set off on the trail of that kingdom, and at the same time of the true sense of the term “being Neapolitan.” Carlo Rainone focuses on portraits and on places evocative of history, notably in the former capital, Naples. His photo series pursues that quest for an identity where the clues to the past resurface to encounter the present.

Carlo Rainone is a documentary photographer with an interest in cultural and identity issues, as well as in manifestations of the feeling of belonging. He’s photographed the protest movements in Gezi Park in Istanbul, and did a masterclass in photojournalism at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence, Italy, in 2015. He’s received a number of distinctions, including a Slideluck Naples award, and has been part of several group exhibitions in Italy.

The Rencontres exhibits and installations are situated in about 20 locations spread out in 17 municipalities or national parks in the Gaspé, stretching over 800 kilometers (500 miles). Located in eastern Québec, this exceptional maritime region was ranked one of the 20 best destinations in the world to visit in 2011 by National Geographic magazine.


Date: Da Monday, July 15, 2019 a Monday, September 30, 2019

Organized by : Rencontres internationales de la photographie en G

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montreal

Entrance : Free


Site of the Matapédia lookout | 12, boulevard Perr