World Press Photo, stories from the city seen through the eyes of the photojournalist: the lecture by Igor Petyx


Event location: Palazzo Drago Airoldi of Santa Colomba Via Vittorio Emanuele, 382

Event date: From 09/12/2019 to 09/12/2019 only tomorrow

Event cost: Free

The photojournalist tied to his Sicily, which tells the stories of his land. The street reporter who with an image or a report captures the flow of information that an island like this produces. Second public lecture with free admission for the World Press Photo, the international photography exhibition of the largest photojournalism competition in the world which, for the third year, makes a stop in Palermo. At Palazzo Drago, at number 382 of Via Vittorio Emanuele, Thursday 12 September at 6.30 pm, Igor Petyx will tell the last twenty years of Sicilian news, between black, politics and current events. Simonetta Trovato, a journalist from the Giornale di Sicilia and one of the most popular press officers on the island, will dialogue with him.

Son of Gigi Petyx, historical photojournalist of "L’Ora", Igor Petyx has collaborated to date with the newspapers La Repubblica, Giornale di Sicilia, Avvenire and La Stampa, as well as with the agencies Splash News and Corbis. His photos have also been published in Corriere della Sera, Times, Visto, Vero, Gente, Anna and Panorama. He has also collaborated with the ANSA press agencies, Emmevi Photo, Milestone Media and Photo Masi. He has dealt with news, politics, migration, current events. Its shots of the capture of the Corleone boss Bernardo Provenzano, head of Cosa Nostra since 1963, of the arrest of Salvatore and Sandro Lo Piccolo, fugitives for twenty-five and nine years, of the fall of the Tunis Air plane, crashed in the sea of ​​Capo Gallo, of the 2009 landslide of Giampilieri and the towns of Messina. He also immortalized the funerals of Giovanni Lo Porto, the Palermo aid worker killed in Afghanistan and Salvatore Failla, the Bonatti technician killed in Libya.

The exhibition in Palermo can be visited until Sunday 6 October from Monday to Thursday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm (last admission at 7.30 pm) and from Friday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 10 pm (last admission at 9 pm). The full ticket costs € 7.50 while the reduced ticket for under 25 and over 65 has a price of € 6. There are reductions for journalists and groups of 15 people (5 euros), schools and university Tuesday (4.50 euros).

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