Photo exhibition showcases peaceful life on Italy’s largest island

A glimpse of life on Italy’s largest island, Sicily, will be introduced to residents and tourists in Hà Nội through a photo exhibition that will be opened to the public from Thursday.

HÀ NỘI — A glimpse of life on Italy’s largest island, Sicily, will be introduced to residents and tourists in Hà Nội through a photo exhibition that will be opened to the public from tomorrow.

Entitled Sicily, the exhibition will showcase 20 photos taken by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. The selected images depict the essence of Sicily, which conserves the slow yet peaceful life tempo, like the calm waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

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A photo that will be presented at the exhibition ‘Sicily’ in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of Fulvio Bugani

The largest and most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is one of the five Italian autonomous regions that has a rich history spanning thousands of years. The island was once ruled by several civilisations, such as Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and Spanish. Each civilisation has left an indelible mark on the culture, architecture and cuisine of the island.

Through his camera lens, Bugani has captured the island’s distinctive charm, allowing anyone looking at his photos to immerse themselves in the interesting stories and emotions that only Sicily can bring.

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The exhibition ‘Sicily’ presents a glimpse of life on the Italy’s largest island, Sicily. — Photo courtesy of Fulvio Bugani

The exhibition also partly explains the fact that Sicily has always been a tourist magnet with charming beaches, beautiful scenery and rich cultural heritage.

A freelance documentary photographer based in Bologna, Italy, Bugani has more than 20 years of experience in photography. His work explores mainly cultural-social issues and the interconnection between society and people.

His photos were published in prestigious magazines and websites including TIME LightBox, The Guardian, LFI – Leica Fotografie International, and Cubadebate.

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Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani.

In 2015, he was awarded the World Press Photo for his work about Muslim Indonesian Transgenders, while his reportage about Cuba was awarded the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016.

Bugani is also a lecturer of photography at seminars, workshops and master classes.

The exhibition Sicily, which is a cultural activity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relation between Việt Nam and Italy, will open until August 31 at Casa Italia, 18 Lê Phụng Hiểu Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội.

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