BioPhotoFestival 2016: Conferences

Saturday, September 24, 2016

ore 10:45 - 11:45

Meeting with the photographer - Jean-Marie Séveno (FRA) -

Meeting with puma”

Chileans call "El lion". The cougar is a discreet animal and unpredictable, but you must not believe that attacks everything that moves. All animals fear him, but his target are the guanacos. He flees the man and keeps distances as much as possible. Throughout my life as a naturalist, I observed the mountain lions. I invite you to follow me on the border of Chile and meet the puma.

Photographic projection and discussion

ore 12:00 - 12:45

Proget presentation: “The return of the Rhino”

Introduce by Neil Aldridge (GB) -

Poachers have been killing rhinos in Neil’s home country of South Africa at an alarming rate since 2008. He used his work to tell the story of Thandi – a poaching survivor – in South Africa in 2013 and has worked with anti-poaching units in both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Currently, Neil is using his work to help establish Rhino Conservation Botswana, a charity that has helped to bring Botswana’s rhino population back from extinction and which is giving rhinos a secure home in the wilderness of the Okavango Delta. In his talk, Neil will share his experiences working to help save these iconic creatures.

ore 15:30 - 16:30

Meeting with the photographer - Pierluigi Rizzato (ITA) -
"Safari in the Serengeti"

Trip into the world of the African savannah where t predators and preys fight for survival daily.

Photographic projection and discussion

ore 18:30 - 19:30

Awards ceremony BioPhotoContest 2016

Exhibition at marquee, Free access.

  • Multimedia show "Deserts, rocks and screes" - semi-finalists images in the competition in 2016.
  • Awards ceremony and celebration winners.
  • Dinner / Gala buffet. Reserved for guests

Sunday, September 25

ore 10:45 - 11:45

Meeting with Photographer - Maurizio Biancarelli (ITA) -

Winter Stories” - Stories of landscapes, wild and free animals recovered within five winters in the Apennines and in the far northern lands. The emotions, the moments of intimacy, the looks that the photographer had with these animals, bound him in a profound way to the wild creatures and the world shared with them.

Photographic projection and discussion.

ore 12:00 - 12:45

Book Presentation

“The Lord of the Artic” - photo by Marco Urso (ITA) -

The "Kingdom" of the polar bear has never been in danger as today. Through thousands of years of evolution this species reached a very high level of specialization to be able to survive in one of the most hostile environment on Earth.

Multimedia show by Diana Crestan - - © 2016 - Daniele Marson Editore -

ore 15:30 - 16:30

Book Presentation “The Silence of the Steps” - © 2016 Ediciclo editore

by Andrea Bianchi -

Walk barefooted in nature is an experience made of mechanical, physical and mental strength, emotions, concentration, poetry and silence. To reconnect to nature.​

introduce by Daniele Zongaro - Libreria QuoVadis? -