a photo-book festival

Charta is a contemporary photography festival that aims to promote photo-books and independent publishing.

The theme of this edition: Human x Nature, is intended as a reflection on the complex relationship that has always existed between us and nature. Throughout time, human beings have tried to contemplate or dominate it, to understand it or enslave it. Magic, religion, science are only attempts to decipher what surrounds us, to survive the world and ourselves. Nature is a wounded but ever-present mother, who continues to assist us, even if she is now exhausted by our resistance.

The one hundred books on display in the expo will therefore deepen and decline this concept, opening up a structured reflection on how this fragile synergy has evolved over time.

The Charta Award, the international award aiming to reward unpublished projects, will be active every year.


Charta 2021
Chapter 01: Demons

Charta 2023
Chapter 02: Human X Nature