The festival will offer a special program of presentations and panel talks and side events, thanks to its local and international partners. The preliminary program for the Siena Awards Festival 2019 includes experts from the Judging Panel to the Journalists of the main newspapers, the 2019 Siena International Photo Awards nominees; and the renowned overall winner of 2019 Siena International Photo Awards. Topics will include human impact in the environment, new ways of approaching journalism, social justice in photography, the coverage of migration issues, modern ways of storytelling, ethical storytelling and more.
The full festival program will be revealed shortly.

Photo Journalism Talks

Description: photographers discuss topics, reporting on the impact of a climate change in the world, migration, wars and conflicts, modern ways of storytelling, investigative journalism. Presenting their own work will be photo editors, journalists and 2019 nominees in the Photojournalism section of the Siena International Photo Awards. It will be discussed the ethical considerations that photo editors take into account when publishing photos. The full festival program will be revealed shortly.

War and Conflicts in the world:
a powerful, crucial talk come from photojournalists who have seen the reality of war firsthand to bring back stories from worst places on Earth.
Migration Issues:
how can we better tell stories about this international phenomenon in a contextualized and humane way?
Violence against women:
the Lecture addresses the issue of violence against women, drawing on reportages on women’s issues.
Environmental: talk about it
talk about fighting climate change. Albert Einstein said “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
About Real Social Issues:
the importance to inform people of what is happening in the world and provide emotional support about what is going on.
Be Able to Create a Story:
how are the stories being told? The talk will address what is being done to challenge and subvert the framings.

Location :


Date: Saturday, October 26th 2019

Location: Aula Magna Palazzo del Rettorato
University of Siena
Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 – Siena
Starting Time:
Registration Desk: from 8:45 to 9:00 am
Morning Times: from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Lenght: 4h

Number of Participants:
Maximum 200 participants
Language: English

Entrance: free, subject to availability
Reservation: required