Photo Residency


Sirmione offers you a great opportunity: a two-week Photographic Residence on Lake Garda to produce a photographic project in complete freedom, with the guidance of two international photography experts.

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Capture and tell us about the beauty of Sirmione through our Residency

In a fortnight in October 2023 you will have the chance to develop and produce your own personal photographic project in Sirmione, taking inspiration from the many aspects of its charm.
You will be accompanied in this free-theme project by two international professionals with whom you will be able to exchange ideas every step of the way:
Andréa Holzherr, Global Cultural Director, Magnum Photos, see CV.
Ludovica Pellegatta, Partnerships Senior Manager, Magnum Photos, see CV.

And your project could even become a book!

Take this opportunity and download the official announcement for further information!

Download the official announcement


The Sirmione Photo Residency provides:


A reimbursement of travel expenses (max 1.000 €)


Two weeks of hospitality in Sirmione


A daily allowance of 2.500 € (for the two weeks)

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Maximum creative freedom

Sirmione Photo Residency is distinguished and characterized by the great freedom that is granted to the participating photographers in imagining, proposing and producing their project.

In October 2022, Davide Greco, the photographer selected in the first edition of the residency, developed a project that will be published in the spring of next year.

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How the first edition went

Davide Greco is in tune with the intimate side of Sirmione, consisting of people who represent or protect its historical, cultural, natural or spiritual heritage.

When meeting the community of Sirmione, the Turin photographer caught on to the genius loci, the spirit of the place: an entity that lives on through its inhabitants, traditions and landscape and he was able to translate this into a visual synthesis that the whole community will recognise.

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Take part in the call and win the residency

The Sirmione Photo Residency is a research and development residency in which photography can become the key tool to trace points of union between the different dimensions of collective life and translate into an opportunity for cultural and ethical growth of society.

Download the call, send us your project by March 31, 2023 and have a go at winning the photo residency.

Download the official announcement

Sirmione: tourism, art and nature in the waters of Lake Garda

Sirmione stands on a long peninsula surrounded by the water of Lake Garda, with a panorama that stretches as far as the Alps.

The stone and pebble beaches, the landscape, the lush nature, the historical and artistic heritage, the magical romantic atmosphere, the vitality that you can experience in the narrow streets occupied at all times by new faces, these are just some of the elements that allow you to enjoy an exciting journey and unique experience.

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