Contemporary photography: art or document?

A conference was held in Turin in October 2011 on the photography of “Il Borghese”, the historic politics and culture magazine. Speakers: Marina Pizziolo, Vittorio Feltri, Beppe Fossati, Dario Reteuna and Paolo Longanesi.

In her speech Marina Pizziolo tackled the difference between documentary photography and art photography. The first tends to pass on the memory of an event, the second tends to convey a reflection on reality, on the form of reality. An engaging discourse, touching on themes such as the paradox of truth, the possibility of manipulating memory through photography, to then approach the issue of the representation of pain, of fear and the existential scream in contemporary art.