The Festival of Ethical Photography was born in 2010 from an idea of the nonprofit organization Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine, based in Lodi, Italy, with the intention of focusing on ethical content of great relevance, bringing the general public closer to social issues.
We believe photography is a vital tool in communicating the reality of social injustice around the world and we want to emphasize the relationship between ethics, communication and photography through an innovative and diverse festival.
Thanks to a rich program of exhibitions by international and award-winning photojournalists, there are meetings, workshops, portfolio reviews, video-projections, guided tours, authour talks, book presentations, educational projects for students and numerous other events.
We also organize an international contest, the World Report Award|Documenting Humanity. It isn’t simply a contest that through its prizes economically supports those who are actively engaged in this difficult sector of photography, but it also represents a way for all participants to enter into a community we have built over the past 10 years and composed of professionals who are already collaborating with our organization.
Since its first year, the Festival of Ethical Photography has always given particular attention to the use of photography by those organisations that deal with social issues. For this reason there is a special section completely dedicated to the nonprofit world that is reserved for the presentation of photographic works commissioned to photographers by nonprofit organisations and where NGOs can organize advocacy activities.
Other than the annual event taking place every fall (September and October), the organization of the Festival works daily to make sure that the photographers’ work is seen and their voices heard thanks to several initiatives such as the Travelling Festival, exhibits ideated and curated in Lodi that travel all over Italy and Europe.