We live surrounded, overwhelmed by photographic images that are meant to illustrate, to show us the works but also exhibit ourselves; to describe the world but also tell about us. We own all a camera, simple or complex. We are all authors of photographs, but perhaps the question is: how many of us are actually able to produce meaning? There is then a need to understand not only how to photograph, but above all why we take photos. Because the value of a photograph is not to be found in the picture itself rather the photograph information it contains, in the process that generated it. Because it also happens that you lose your orientation and the ability to distinguish what is good and what is not for you. An image is good if it is able to convey a message, and to enrich at the same time the life of the one looking at it.
There is a need therefore to re-create the image culture.
Two facets of PerugiaSocialPhotoFest: on one hand the social photography as a means of communication, reporting and reflection, awareness on the problems of the contemporary. Tool for telling stories often ignored but which need to be brought to light and shared, to make us reflect on the need for social change. On the other, the therapeutic photography, as a powerful means to give voice to those often forgotten by our society. Photography as a means to reactivate the perception, promote internal-external communication and to support processes of self-confidence.