Behind the scene of La Stampa 150 years exhibition

Nearly 500 photographs to tell 150 years of history: La Stampa 150 exhibition not only is the story of a century and a half of the daily Turin, Italy and the rest of the world, but it is an opportunity for a real plunge into the past. 150 years come to life through the images that have marked time: almost 500 contemporary and archival original prints, the first 47 pages that have marked the history and eight interviews with directors who have alternated over the years. The exhibition inaugurated on February 9th 2017 at Palazzo Madama, Turin.

Video Stefano Scarpa


Visa pour l’Image 2016, Perpignan

Visa pour l’Image, in Perpignan (France) is the most important international event dedicated to photojournalism. Here, every year leading photographers of the world scene, agencies and photo collective, photo editors, journalists and publishers meet.
We met Jean-François Leroy, artistic director and founder of the festival who told us about the exhibitions and projects on display. “Visa tells the world asit is” said Leroy. “Many are the themes of the submitted work, and ample space was dedicated to migration crisis with Yannis Behrakis, Aris Messinis and Marie Dorigny exhibitions.
We interviewed Niels Ackermann – Rémi Ochlik prize winner- documenting the youth in Ukraine, and Anastasia Rudenko who worked on the conditions of the mentally ill in Russia in the project “Internat”. Finally, National Geographic photographer David Guttenfelder explained how, through mobile photography, he brings with him more than a million of its Instagram followers on the field.

Video Andrea Arena
Interviews Irene Opezzo

Around Gallery Video Academy


Around Gallery released Academy, a new format of video lessons performed by twelve experts in photography and visual art. Irene Opezzo explained her profession as the photo editor of La Stampa, among the principal newspapers in Italy in a video tutorial.

Around Gallery is a start-up dedicated to authorial photography. Working along with a group of professional visual artists, Around Gallery organizes exhibitions, publishes books, and is a consultant as well as a production company for photo-video shooting.

Spirituality and rituals: interviews to the authors of Photolux

La Stampa went to Lucca during Photolux, the International Biennal of photography. We met Enrico Stefanelli, director of the festival, as well as the photographers Patrick Willocq, James Estrin, Joana Choumali and Toni Meneguzzo. They told us their projects dedicated to spirituality, traditions and religious rituals.

Interviews by Irene Opezzo, camera Mauro Ottaviani and Raffaele Posa, editing Matteo Lonardi

Boris Mikhailov, Camera Italian Center for photography

In September 2015, Camera Italian Center for photography opened in Turin with an important retrospective of photographer Boris Mikhailov. I interviewed the artist Boris Mikhailov, who has been described as one of the most important artists to have emerged from the former USSR. Also, I interviewed Lorenza Bravetta (Director of Camera), Francesco Zanot (curator), Alessia Glaviano (curator).


Paris Photo interviews

Video interviews for La Stampa during Paris Photo 2014, one of the most important photo fairs in the world. I interviewed artists and gallerists attending the fair, talking about new authors and new tendencies in contemporary photography: Italian artist Nicolo’ De Giorgis, Portuguese gallerist Carlos Carvalho, Japanese artist Katsumi Omori, French gallerist Caroline Benichou, Italian photographer Luca Campigotto.

Irene Opezzo (Interviews), Laura Aguzzi (Camera and Editing)