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Slideluck Prato Recap

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[Photos by Serena Galllorini and Naima Miriam Savioli]

[Text by Claudia Gori]

Slideluck arrived in Prato and it was an incredible night!

Many people joined the event that took place at [Chì-na], a renewed factory in the heart of China Town, that perfectly mirrors the core of Prato: the industrial heritage and the multicultural spirit.

The guys of SEDICI organized a table full of food and drinks and almost 300 people joined the event sharing their food and their conviviality.

Guests weren’t shy in sharing their homecooked dishes, and the potluck table was heavy with vegetables, cous cous, gluten free bread and hummus, zucchini quiche, many sweets like chocolate cakes and corn flakes biscuits and of course…a lot of pasta and pizza!

Our main sponsor NaturaSì offered us delicious fruit juices, we had Italian red organic wine by Tenuta di Sticciano and obviously the great Brooklyn Brewery beers, Lager and East IPA.

Our guests loved the beers so much that they drank them till the last drop!

After the potluck, the crowd gathered in the courtyard between buildings and the 20 selected slideshows were showcased on an old wall from an neighboring abandoned factory. In this special atmosphere people were pretty fascinated by the high quality of the artworks and by the venue itself. Everyone who came by had a blast.

The photographic works were selected by Arianna Rinaldo, Sara Guerrini and Paola Paleari, all of whom were present at the event. They were joined by Maria Teresa Salvati, Slideluck Europe Director. They spent the night, speaking to the audience and enjoying the food and drinks.

During the pre show and after the projection Flow Job duo entertained the public with their electro and alternative grooves, and it wasn’t long before they had everyone dancing. The night was just fantastic!

Thanks to all who made this possible: NaturaSì, L’Orto del Lupo, Tenuta di Sticciano, Brooklyn Brewery, Fotoclub Il Bacchino, Pasticceria Peruzzi, and Vivai Gheri.

Slideluck Mad River Valley Recap

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The first annual Slideluck Mad River Valley was a great success. We hosted between 40 and 50 people at the Knoll Farm, with 4 of the selected 16 artists able to attend. Guests arrived slowly, making their way to the venue through a short lantern lit path in the woods and down a trail through the blue berry bushes. We were blessed with a perfect Vermont summer night, early morning thunderstorm broke giving us a dry 75 degree day and a soft cloudy sunset. We delayed moving everyone into the barn for the show by 30 minutes so that we could sit by the fire on the hillside and enjoy watching the sunset over Valley while the resident Icelandic sheep and alpaca grazed in the pasture below us. Picturesque would be an understatement.

The Common Man restaurant hosted the bar outside, serving french rosé and the locally made Citizen Cider along side Brooklyn Brews. Most of the potluck dishes were literally garden fresh – there was a variety of cucumber salads, garden slaws, quinoa & pasta dishes made with vermont corn, vermont sweet onion, vermont squash and zucchini, vermont heirloom tomatoes and vermont cheeses. There was fresh baked bread from the local baker Green Rabbit, and salted butter from the farm up the hill – Ploughgate creamery at Bragg Hill Farm, and sweet corn from the Neill Farm in the valley below. The crowd favorites were Pork Satay with white rice, and key lime pie from the East Warren Community Market. By the end of the meal almost everything was gone from the pot luck table, with most people taking seconds and thirds. Some guests ate outside at picnic tables along the foot of the blue berry field while others shared one long community table in the barn running the length of the loft.

At dusk we made our way into the first floor of the barn and sat together in the eclectic couches, chairs, sofas & benches collected by Peter & Helen at the Knoll Farm and enjoyed the show. The crowd hummed together with quiet exclamations and ended with bright giggles at the last two artists Shawna Gibbs & Rob MacInnis light hearted photographs. We took a short intermission and everyone went back outside to refresh their drinks fireside under the starry night. After recollecting ourselves in the barn our juror Romke addressed the group, and awarded three jurors awards – Pascal Amoyel and Raissa Venables each received a copy of Mossless 3 for their great work, and Rob MacInnis won both issues 3 & 4 for his amazing photographs from “Dog & Pony Show”.  Romke shared a video of Mossless 3 America 2003 – 2013 and took questions from the audience. As we departed a handful of local volunteers arrived to return the barn to normal and the guests & artists made their goodbyes. Many of the guests who travelled from around New England & New York thanked us for the invitation to such a beautiful event at such an amazing place. The many Mad River Valley locals who were able to attend have called and written with gratitude to the local Slideluck team and our event sponsors for bringing such high quality art work to our little community and keeping attendance free.

The first Slideluck MRV was a certainly memorable we and are excited and encouraged to plan next years show. Some people have suggested a special winter sports edition, we better get to work!


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Vancouver III Slideluck

[Text by Rick Etkin]

[Photos by Anna Hall]

Vancouver’s Slideluck lll was held as part of the Capture Photography Festival’s month of all things photographic and was co-produced with the tremendous support of CAPIC’s Vancouver Chapter (The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators). Our chosen theme for this year was “activism”, the perfect concept for a creative and community building evening.

Held at Performance Works, on Vancouver’s iconic Granville Island, the event took place on April 23 to a great crowd of art and food enthusiasts. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to mix and mingle over food and good Brooklyn Beer, with the many artists in attendance. It was an evening of true culinary delights and tasty visuals!

The rules for public events in our city prevent a traditional potluck. Instead, we brought together a great team of volunteers to prepare the dinner in the commercial kitchen of renowned restaurant “Seasons in the Park”, one of Sequoia Group’s fantastic venues. We prepared a great mix of Mediterranean and international food, supplemented with donations from Nesters Market, Les Amis du Fromage, Old World Fudge Company, On the Rocks Ice and Ethical Bean Coffee and District Main and of course Brooklyn Brewery

Our event co-hosts, Slideluck Vancouver director Tina Mohns and CAPIC chapter president Rick Etkin kept the evening flowing. The venue’s cinema standard, projector and sound system meant the work and music were presented in an immersive and captivating way that showed off the work at its best. Our show of 26 artists from Vancouver and around the globe was curated by judges Ian McGuffie, Johnathon Vaughn-Strebly and Avalon Mott.

Support from industry and friends was tremendous; we gave away generous prizes from Beau Photo, Opus Art Supplies, Seasons in the Park Restaurant, Nesters Market, Chaise Lounge and Forbidden Fruit Winery.

Thanks to everyone who helped us to make this lovely event happen. We all thrive from building community. We are already looking forward to next year’s event and hope you are too!




[Text by Misty Keasler]

[Photos by Danny Fulgencio]

Slideluck III in Dallas occurred under a beautiful star filled night at Strauss Square in the Arts District of downtown Dallas.

An excellent potluck arrangement representative of the diversity of the audience kept everyone full. Dishes ranged from sushi to homemade tamales to a lemony rice salad with fresh local mint. Guests washed down delicious dishes with hand crafted beer and sprawled on blankets and at tables in the grass of the amphitheater.

The first 200 guests received a t-shirt by artist Brian Gibb, compliments of Pony Xpress. Director Misty Keasler introduced the slideshow with a word about the truly communal unique and art loving experience of Slideluck. DJ added a pitch perfect soundtrack to the evening, mixing live to the 25 featured artists. Sam Lao closed the evening with a high energy set.

Deep Red Press came out with some of their newest issues, including a beautifully produced zine by one of the fautured artists, Dannie Liebergott. We were so appreciative of the sponsors who made the event happen and kept the event completely free for the second year in a row – the Office of Cultural Affairs for the city of Dallas, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Pony Xpress, The Public Trust Gallery, Sandbox Studio and of course, Brooklyn Brewery.

SLIDELUCK Barcelona X Recap



[Photos by Albert Such and Oscar Ciutat]
[Text by Albert Such ]

Ten editions of Slideluck Barcelona is an achievement that calls for a celebration. Since Slideluck Barcelona started, in 2007, it has been growing, and for the last six years we have been collaborating with Pati Limona, as part of the Enfocats photography festival.

Slideluck Barcelona X was scheduled for May 13th (and yes!, it was a Friday). May is one of the most beautiful months in Barcelona, it’s usually sunny and warm, but not too hot. It is the perfect time to sit outside at night, in the 14th century patio that gives its name to Pati Limona, and enjoy good photography; or so we thought when we planned the date…

But you cannot always count on the weather, and the week leading to the 13th was the rainiest one we had all year. We spent the day looking up at the sky and hoping the clouds would move away while thinking of different ‘Plan B’s’. As afternoon turned into evening it stopped raining, and we setup everything in the outside Pati, still occasionally looking up to the sky.

We started the show at 9:15 (this is Spain, it always takes a few more minutes for people to gather…), and no, it did not rain during the slideshow but remember, it was Friday the 13th. We had a couple of short power cuts that put additional pressure on the Slideluck and Pati Limona staff.

At the end, after those two short interruptions, we managed to finish the show and we started having dinner and Brooklyn beer in one of the exhibition halls in the Pati. It was a long and well deserved dinner…




Text by Miguel Polo

Images by Hidemasa Miyake

The first edition of Slideluck Tokyo was celebrated on the 1st of April at the fantastic gallery Galaxy – Gingakei located at the very heart of Tokyo’s most dynamic neighborhood, Shibuya.

A night of contemporary digital arts that was curated to surpass the highest artistic expectations from the guests.

Right from the beginning Dj Rebecca U kicked off the evening by playing the classiest electronic tunes. Then she was joined by Vj eetee who mesmerized everyone with her underground visual projections. Kenta Cobayashi and Yuuki Takada followed, creating a live digital piece that mixed programming, a printer and real heartbeats. Tokyo’s Dj of the moment, Albino Sound, made us non stop dance with his never heard before live techno performance. And to top it all, international contemporary dancer Norihito Ishii created live an improvised butoh dance piece together with Albino’s music and eetee’s visuals, that blew everyone’s mind.

The selection of photographers from Slideluck Tokyo was kindly conducted by the long experienced editor Naoko Higashi; Kohei Oyama, director of Newfave publishing, and Maria Teresa Salivati, editor in Chief of Slideluck editorial. Following the theme “LOST”, the program included 20 artists’ works both from Japan and the rest of the world.

The event wouldn’t have been the same if it hadn’t been for the presence of Brooklyn Brewery lager accompanied by their partners Hitachino Nest beer, who both helped to wash down Macho Taco’s mexican Tacos and El Biglietto’s delicious bento boxes.

This innovative evening event with the best artists of the moment has gone right to the top of the list of the coolest events in Tokyo and will be remembered for time to come. Keep an eye on news for the second edition ;)

Slideluck Tokyo has been possible thanks to the kind support of our sponsors: Galaxy 銀河系, Brooklyn Brewery, Hitachino Nest beer, Kiuchi Brewery, Slideluck Editorial, LARMagazine, GUP Magazine, MOTHER magazine, BLINK*magazine, Platform Platvorm, Newfave, G/P Gallery, Contact HIGH ZINE, flotsam books, totodo books.

Slideluck Trieste: OUT OF SIGHT

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[Text by Sabina Damiani]

[Photographs by Zaneto Paulin]

 The first edition of Slideluck Trieste took place on the 18th of March in the beautiful ArtPhotoGallery in Trieste, a fascinating town, a crossroads of multiple cultures.

The curator Francesco Liggieri and the local director Sabina Damiani have made a selection of 13 projects from many high quality submissions from all around the world. The project Deep Valley Dark Days by photographer Danny Ghitis was selected for publishing by GUP Magazine, while Maria Teresa Salvati from Slideluck Editorial selected Dalibor Talajić‘s project Mountain Frame.

The same work was also selected to be published by KIOOSK, a platform for contemporary photography curated by Sabina Damiani.

The evening began at 7 pm with a toast made possible by our official sponsor Brooklyn Brewery followed by the slideshow under the theme „Out of Sight“. The interpretation of the theme was very wide, from reportages to street, documentary and conceptual photography.

After the screening we held a potluck with delicious dishes like quiches and tarts, home made hummus and cheese spreads and other dips that were perfectly matched with the two types of focaccia bread offered by the pizzeria Passage from the neighbouring town of Umag. The best potluck dish was awarded with a breakfast at Mug Bakery, known for their delicious cupcakes and teas.

The potluck was accompanied by the great Brooklyn Brewery beers, very much appreciated by all our guests! We have received many compliments for both types, the Brooklyn Lager and the Indian Pale Ale. There are many beer lovers in Trieste and they were enthusiasthic to learn about a new one!

This amazing evening of food and great art involved many different people, from professional photographers to amateaurs and people working in the creative industries along with many others curious to know what is it all about. We already started to make plans about our next events and other buzzing collaborations in the beautiful Trieste.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: The ArtPhotoGallery, Grin Photo Gallery&Graphic Studio, MOBO PR&Design, Pizzeria Passage, Mug Bakery, KIOOSK, GUP MagazineSlideluck EditorialSandbox Studio, Brooklyn Brewery, Viewbook, Association dotART.

Without their support, we would never have done it!


Slideluck Naples Arrives in the City of the Vesuvio

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[Text by Roberta Fuorvia & Teodora Malavenda ]

[Photos by Sabrina Cirillo]

Photography, food, music and good beers were the main ingredients of “Slideluck Naples” first edition, which took place on March 18th in the beautiful location of “QI – Quartiere Intelligente” in the magic city of Naples.

The coolest event of the year involved not only professionals in the photography field but also amateurs, curious and visitors, who shared some of the most delicious dishes of the Italian cuisine. In a twinkle, the party begun with more of 200 people who ate parmigiana di melanzane, rise with potatoes and sea fruit, omelette with onions, crescione with pumpkin and potatoes, donuts, delicious sfogliatelle.

All tasted much better with Brooklyn Brewery, one of our official sponsors! The two kinds of beer were really appreciated, we received many compliments for the beverage!

At about 9pm, the lights were dimmed and the the twenty official projects were projected on the wall, in the official format style. The projects were selected by Roberta Fuorvia and Teodora Malavenda (art and local directors), Irene Alison (guest curator) and Maria Teresa Salvati (co-curator). Making the selection was a very hard process because we received more of 100 submissions from all around the world.

We received so many amazing works that we decided to give the opportunity to five more photographers by launching for the first time in Slideluck’s history, ‘Slideluck Naples OFF’.

The photographers who took a part of the OFF screening were Julien Mauve, Francesca Cao, Christian Claveria, Ludivine Large-Bessette and Katarina Mudronova.

And not only, for the first time we introduced a special twinship between Italy and Japan: two Japanese artists from the official selection of Slideluck Tokyo were also screened in Naples and two Italian photographers will be shown in Tokyo on April 1st!

And, to complete the exuberance and amazingness of the show, we’ll have a special exhibition of the twenty winners, produced and hosted by the International Airport of Naples during a creative project titled “Slot – Creative Hub”, later this year.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: FUORIGAMUT – OFFICINA DI STAMPA FINE ART, Igers Napoli, NYPS – NEW YORK PHOTO STORIES, Lo.FT – LOCALI FOTOGRAFICI, MAPS Magazine, ViMAGAZINE, GUP Magazine, Slideluck Editorial, Sandbox Studio & Brooklyn Brewery.

Without their support, we would never have done it!

SLIDELUCK Trieste Launch Recap



 [Text by Sabina Damiani]

[Photos by Alberto Ivan Guizzo]

Great artists and delicious food highlighted the introduction of Slideluck in the city of Trieste. The Preview event was organized by the association dot ART in order to promote Slideluck and start building a community of people passionate about food, photography and multimedia. Before the actual show, Sabina Damiani, Slideluck Trieste local director, made a short introduction to the format and re-launched the open call for the next event, due in March 2016. The intro to the first Slideluck Trieste was hosted at the Unicusano University in occasion of the Trieste Photo Days finissage. The audience in Trieste have seen for the first time the multimedia projects of Jean Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni, Alexander Aksakov, Claudia Mozzillo, Marco Casino, Pierfrancesco Celada, Sonia Hamza, Joanna Chudy, Kirsty Mackay and Piergiorgio Casotti., all selected from the Slideluck Editorial platform. Guests had a lot to discuss about after the slideshow as the selection of the videos was made by reflecting on themes such spaces and identities.

The guests took the potluck call very seriously; we had amazing food, from delicious hummus, leek tart, rice salad, olive tapenade with crackers, apricot cake to a very local putizza, a spiral cake made with nuts, dried fruit and chocolate. We had a food contest which awarded the winner with a very special breakfast for two at Ginger, a patisserie in Trieste specialized in teas and cupcakes and the putizza cake was the absolute winner of the contest! The food was greatly accompanied by drinks both for wine and beer lovers. Brooklyn Brewery has delighted us with its amazing beers that were highly appreciated especially because it is not a commonly seen brand in the area. The compliments to the brewery were massive! Special thanks to everyone that made this Preview possible , to the Slideluck Trieste team and to our partners and sponsors (dot ART, Trieste Photo Days,  Brooklyn Brewery, Grin Graphic studio & Photo Gallery, Ginger). We look forward to the next event.