Charta is a contemporary photography festival focused on photo books and independent publishing.
The festival envisions a visual itinerary consisting of different exhibitions of photographic books approaching a specific theme, scattered in different spaces in the heart of San Lorenzo, the art district of Rome.
The theme of this edition, Demons, aims at investigating the darkest derivations of the human condition, from territorial to social and psychological issues, giving a transversal perspective on contemporary challenges.
The book exhibitions program is completed with a rich schedule of events: editorial previews, workshops, installations, exhibitions, portfolio reviews with distributors and publishers, and a bookshop with a fine selection of independent publications.
In addition, the festival offers the opportunity to participate in the Charta Dummy Award, an international competition addressed to artists who want to submit an unpublished dummy of their own work. A shortlist of 25 book dummies will be exhibited during the Festival. The winner of the Charta Dummy Award will have the chance of publishing his/her book.
The festival is conceived and created by Yogurt, a curatorial platform that explores new directions in contemporary photography.
Charta: a photobook festival is an intervention promoted and supported by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Italy.