I am excited and honoured to announce that my photo The Day I Glimpsed Inside Your Soul will be part of the Shutter Hub Open Exhibition 2017, at the Retina Scottish International Photography Festival.
The photo tells the story of thousands of people who walked through the gate of Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, on the outskirts of Berlin.
Sadly, for too many of them it was a one way journey. Others were lucky enough to live through it. My husband’s grandfather was one of them.
He managed to escape from the camp, a few weeks before the Red Army stormed into Berlin. Without looking back, he started the long journey that eventually brought him back home in Italy, after five years of imprisonment.
The photo tells a personal story too, of a grandchild retracing his grandfather’s steps, from the train station through the gate, imagining the horror, the fear, the cold. The chill still painfully palpable.
Both men turned their back to the gate and never looked back, 71 years apart.
The exhibition runs from 1st – 30th of July 2017, in beautiful Edinburgh.
ABOUT Shutter Hub
The photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. http://shutterhub.org.uk
ABOUT REtina Scottish International photography festival
On Thursday 6th October, 2016, Shutter Hub and the Old Girl’s Club launched GIRL TOWN at London Photomonth, and I’m very proudly part of it.
GIRL TOWN is a selected exhibition of photography celebrating the culture of the female in the 21st Century. It’s been curated through Instagram, so it is possible to see all the entries by exploring the hashtag #girltownPM.
I could never thank enough the lovely people at Shutter Hub, for the wonderful and exciting opportunity. It’s been an honour for me to be a contributor to such an amazing event.
Along with the exhibition, a series of interesting and well organised meet-ups, talks, workshops and portfolio reviews took place.
I’ve had the chance to meet with talented photographers and local creatives, and I look forward to the next year’s exhibition.
About Shutter Hub
Shutter Hub is a community and online resource for photographers, providing opportunities for photographers to promote their work, network, receive support, develop themselves professionally, and exhibit their work both online and in exhibitions.