Recalling the Importance of Gathering Together

The open call #ReunionCalling promoted by PhEST invited the festival's audience to tell stories of a separation or reunion between loved ones with a photo collage. The result is a touching visual experience that reminds us of the essence of human nature.

The open call #ReunionCalling promoted by PhEST invited the festival's audience to tell stories of a separation or reunion between loved ones with a photo collage. The result is a touching visual experience that reminds us of the essence of human nature.

If the pandemic has reminded us of the importance of loved ones, the images of PhEST's open call #ReunionCalling represent a splendid interpretation of the importance of those bonds that develop throughout the course of a lifetime and that acquire value over time. A time that in these images seems suspended between past and future and makes us reflect on our values, on what is really important. The images I have chosen among all the submissions have this capacity for synthesis and a particular aura that helps us reconnect with our most intimate memories and feelings. For this reason, they deserve to be watched carefully and shared, hoping they can inspire a change both on a collective level and in our hectic daily life that is getting closer and closer.

© Laura Laterza

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PhEST is a photography, cinema, music, art, contaminations from the Mediterranean. Follow the festival on Instagram and Facebook. To learn more about the upcoming edition (6 August > 1 November) please visit phest.info

© Giorgia Bisanti
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© Giorgia Bisanti

© Ersilia Tarullo
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© Ersilia Tarullo

© Anna Ivannikova
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© Anna Ivannikova

© Arianna Ancona
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© Arianna Ancona

© Paola Dcroz
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© Paola Dcroz

© Cristina De Paola
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© Cristina De Paola

© Claudia Iacomino
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© Claudia Iacomino

© Serena Biagini
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© Serena Biagini

© Marta Mengardo
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© Marta Mengardo

© Laura Chen
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© Laura Chen

© Camille Carbonaro
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© Camille Carbonaro

© Laura Laterza
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© Laura Laterza

© Carmen Cardillo
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© Carmen Cardillo

© Giuseppe Francavilla
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© Giuseppe Francavilla

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