The DVJ and London Region have a small number of places for a private guided tour, led by Davide Monteleone, of his exhibition SPASIBO (with an introduction by Spectator Arts Writer Rachel Halliburton). To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also catch Davide at Goldsmiths on Wednesday and Photofusion on Thursday (details below).
Image: Rada, age 14, trying on a wedding dress © Davide Monteleone, VII Photo for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award.
An exhibition of photographs by Davide Monteleone, winner of the 4th Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award
11 October – 3 November 2014 Saatchi Gallery, London
The Carmignac Foundation presents Spasibo, an exhibition of photographs depicting life in Chechnya by Italian photojournalist Davide Monteleone. Through winning the 4th edition of the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award, Monteleone was funded to work in Chechnya between December 2012 and April 2013.
Monteleone’s photographs investigate the social, political and economic realities of Chechnya, a country ravaged by war and extreme violence under the autocratic regime of Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic. Spasibo is the Russian word for “thank you” and can be read as an ironic gesture of gratitude to Chechnya’s oppressors.
As a result of a collaboration between the Saatchi Gallery and the Carmignac Foundation, the exhibition marks the UK launch of this major photography award and is the first time that Monteleone’s work has been seen in the UK.
David Monteleone at Photofusion - Thursday 16th October, 19:00 - 20:00
Join Davide Monteleone (photojournalist) and Emeric Glayse (curator and Development Manager for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award) for a discussion of Monteleone's work and experiences as a photojournalist.
Free for Photofusion Members (£3.50 non-members)
020 7738 5774
Davide Monteleone (Photojournalist) and Gemma Padley (Senior Writer, British Journal of Photography) in conversation at Goldsmiths - Wednesday 15th October, 5-6pm
With introduction by Emeric Glayse (Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award)
Free - Booking essential, email email@example.com
Image: Davide Monteleone © Lorenzo Poli