World Press Photo, Tony Gentile and that picture about Falcone and Borsellino: the lecture at Palazzo Drago


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

Event date: From 07/09/2019 to 07/09/2019 only today

Event cost: free public lecture | shows for a fee

First public lecture 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. This year the exhibition changes location and is located in Palazzo Drago, via Vittorio Emanuele 382, ​​until next October 6th. Tony Gentile, a Sicilian photojournalist known throughout the world, will inaugurate the series of meetings – from this year with free admission – Saturday 7 September at 6.30pm. A dialogue with him Gery Palazzotto, columnist of La Repubblica and director of communication of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo.

An internationally renowned Sicilian photojournalist, Tony Gentile began working as a photographer with Il Giornale di Sicilia in 1989 and immediately afterwards with the photojournalistic agency Sintesi in Rome, thanks to which he published his own reportages from Sicily in the major national and international newspapers. In 1992 he began a collaboration as correspondent for the international press agency Reuters for which, from 2003 to 2019, he worked as a staff photographer based in Rome. For Reuters, over the years, he has covered news, current affairs, customs and sports of international interest. In 2015 he published the book "The war, a Sicilian history", published by Postcart, dedicated to one of the darkest periods in the history of the country, the war declared by the mafia to the State in the 1990s. He is the author of the famous shot that portrays together the judges Falcone and Borsellino.

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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