A New Beginning

PhMuseum Days 2021
International Photography Festival
23.09 - 26.09 Bologna, Italy

From 23 to 26 September 2021, the first edition of the PhMuseum Days photography festival took place at DumBO space in Bologna, Italy. The event was curated and organized by PhMuseum, an incubator of photographic talents, with the aim of becoming one of the most interesting festivals on the European calendar and to contribute in making Bologna one of the reference cities for contemporary photography.

The chosen theme has been “A New Beginning” because the festival represented an opportunity to rethink the decade that has just begun and how to face the important challenges it will bring such as equality, sustainability, social justice, innovation and technology. The event served as a playground for professionals and a moment of discovery for those who wished to get closer to photography and visual arts.

The program included exhibitions, a collective installation, workshops, portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and panel discussions, performances and a space dedicated to independent publishing.

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The exhibitions are the core of the festival. Thanks to the research and vision of the invited artists, we hope that constructive reflections will arise on those issues that characterize our present and near future.


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Join Jason Fulford in this 3-day workshop, to help him make sense of 2500 submissions to the PhMuseum 2021 Mobile Photo Prize. A selection of the photographs will end up in book form as a collaborative work, designed by Fulford and published by PhMuseum.

What to do with 2500 images?

A workshop on editing with Jason Fulford

Portfolio Reviews

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Portfolio Reviews are an excellent opportunity to meet influential professionals in the sector and discuss your work with them.

Be part of the festival

We always look for partners and volunteers to support all the Festival activities: exhibitions, workshops, talks, tours and events.

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