I'm really pleased to see my friends at Bitume have managed to get everything in order and ready to kick off this year's Bitume PhotoFest which is taking place in Gallipoli.
I've been fortunate enough to be involved with the translations of the project and as such I've been able to get in on the inside track and be exposed to dozens of international photographers who are participating or exhibiting at this year's festival.
The festival which kicked off in August with a call for artists and a residency in the Serre Salentine area will now move into its main public phase which includes the inauguration of the outdoor exhibition which snakes its way through the port and old town of Gallipoli, more conventional indoor exhibits and a host of other events including a photo book festival, talks, live music and a pot luck/slide show event that is open to the public.
I'm going to repost some of the work by artists involved with the project over coming days but if you're around this week get down to Gallipoli or over to the website if you're not. Good luck guys.