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Slideluck Gazebook: Sicily Photobook Festival II Recap

SLIDELUCK Sicily Gazebook Photobook Festival

SLIDELUCK Sicily Gazebook Photobook Festival

[Text by Simone Sapienza]

[Photos by Giulio Bellomia]

On Saturday September 9th 2016, during the 3rd edition of Gazebook – Sicily Photobook Festival, Slideluck came back to Punta Secca for the second time!  With the special slogan, “When Photobooks Make Love with Multimedia”, a selection of artists presented varied photographic and multimedia projects.

The event took place in the small square of Punta Secca under the lighthouse. The jury was composed by Marco Paltrinieri, Natasha Christia and Alejandro Acin – in collaboration with Maria Teresa Salvati and Simone Sapienza. Together, 16 great multimedia were chosen for the show.

At the end of the show we announced the prizes: amongst them, a standing ovation for Nina Cangialosi who won more than one prize!

Live every great Slideluck, the potluck was started before the screening, in collaboration with the sponsor Conad Market. Great and trypical Sicilian food was offered to everyone: guests, photographers, local people – such a nice atmosphere! Last but not least, extra-cold beers oddered by Brooklyn Brewery elevated everyone’s moods! The dinner lasted for about an hour until the show commenced. About 500 people attended this year’s Slideluck, resembling an open-air cinema!

• Nina Viviana Cangialosi (Exhibition Gazebook 2018; Portfolio Review with Alejandro Acin, Natasha Christia and Mfg Paltrinieri; Educational Prize by Spazio Labo’ Fotografia; Slideluck Editorial)
• Federico Clavarino (Talk Gazebook 2018)
• Marina Arienzale & Matteo Cesari (Aperture Magazine; Slideluck Editorial)
• Cristiano Volk (Workshop Gazebook: Jason Fulford – A Million Preachers)
• Asya Zhetvina (Workshop La Ricerca del “NEO di Bellezza”: a cura di Maria Teresa Salvati; Slideluck Editorial)
• Alex Kemman (Slideluck Editorial)
• Francesco Viscuso (Slideluck Editorial)

A live video of the event was captured and broadcasted by ON AIR TV – Italy. View the video HERE !

Thank you again to all our participating sponsors, all the collaborative partners, volunteers and guests! Special thanks to Brooklyn Brewery!


SLIDELUCK Catskills Recap

slideluck catskills

slideluck catskills
[Text by Casey Kelbaugh]

[Photos by John Mazlish, Andrew Einhorn,
Casey Kelbaugh, Adam Devine and Michael Duva]

Thank you to the hundred  or more spirited souls who joined us on Saturday August 26th for the launch of SLIDELUCK Catskills! I think it’s safe to say that a good time was shared by all.


We began with as bountiful and delicious a potluck as I’ve ever seen. As people filled their plates with heirloom tomato salad, freshly-grilled corn, homemade meatballs, beet couscous salad, Mexican rice, falafel sliders,  grilled salmon and strawberry rhubarb pie, the Rivergrass Trio filled the field with classic bluegrass tunes. Guests pulled ice-cold cans of Brooklyn Summer Ale from the clawfoot tub and sipped Frisco on the rocks. Nobody could resist the dazzling array of raffle prizes donated by our 50 local partners and people strategically angled for the gifts most dear to them. As dusk turned to nightfall, folks unfurled their blankets and  pulled up chairs on the lawn for a wide-ranging and entertaining slideshow of 25 Catskills and Hudson-Valley based artists. And as the last slide crossed the screen and the music began to fade, an unplanned but impressive display of fireworks lit up the lower field, signaling the beginning of the afterparty. With parents packing up their children to head home and dogs running amok, the bonfire in the lower field was stoked and DJ Optimist began kicking out tunes. Simultaneously, my den began filling up with hungry sports fans, slugging EIPAS and tucking into a fresh pan of gambas al ajillo for the Mayweather-MacGregor boxing match. Who knew is was going to be Fight Night in the Catskills?!  Well it was. And after 10 brusing rounds, those that weren’t afraid to face the Autumn chill made their way through colorful fog to the dance floor, their tents, the crackling fire and down to Stony Clove Creek for late night reverie and stargazing.

As we ran out of time for the raffle, so we pulled all the prizes the following morning while streaming everything on an hour-long live stream on Instagram. If you didn’t manage to sit through that excruciating, ridiculous broadcast – our prize winners were notified and posted on the event page. Enjoy your prizes in the Catskills!


As well, the winners of the best potluck dishes, secretly judged by JT McKay and Sean B Nutley of bluecashew Kitchen and Pharmacy were:

1. The buffalo-style cucumbers by Mystery Chef, who won a spiralizer slicer and a gift certificate to bluecashew!

2. The tender, freshly pulled pork from Atticus Farms by Kyle Jaster and Aaron Dias win a Messermeister 4″  Chef knife!


Thanks to the generous and amazing contributions of our amazing partners and guests, we managed to raise $1200 by selling $5 raffle tickets! All the proceeds were distributed to the Phoenicia Library, the Hunter Library, the Mountaintop Library (Tannersville) as well as the Phoenicia Fire Department, the Lanesville Fire Department (Hunter) and the Tannersville Fire Department!
All of the participating businesses are listed below, please show your support for businesses that invest in community!


Please check the Slideluck website to view the slideshows from Saturday’s event. It was a truly remarkable selection of work – thanks again to Spencer Tunick who curated the show with me and to all the artists who participated!


And on our Facebook page, we have also published a gallery of images from the weekend from the perspective of five different photographers (John Mazlish, Andrew Einhorn, Casey Kelbaugh, Adam Devine and Michael Duva).

Thank you to all our partners, collaborators and sponsors:

Amy’s Take Away * Atticus Farms * bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy * Brooklyn Brewery * Bou * Catskill Lodge * Catskill Mountain Pizza House * Catskills Seasons Inn * Catskills Yoga House * Cheese Louise * Chichester Farm * Colonial Inn * Dallas Hot Weiners
Deer Mountain Inn * Dominick’s * Emerson Resort & Spa * Esopus Creel * Frisco
Fruition Chocolate * Garden Cafe * Hasbrouck House * Hayfield
Hudson-ChathamWinery *Kate’s Lazy Meadow * Last Chance Cafe * Lil’ Deb’s Oasis Maggie’s Crooked Cafe Mama’s Boy Burgers * Migliorelli Farm * Mossy Stone Farms Mount Tremper Arts * Need Supply Co. * Peekamoose * Phoenicia Diner * Prospect
Radio Woodstock * Rhino Records * Scribner’s Catskill Lodge * Shindig * Sweet Sue’s
The Golden Notebook      The Graham & Co. * The Phoenician * The Town Tinker Tube Rental * Total Tennis * True *Village Hardware * Welch Realty * Woodstock General Supply * Yum Yum Noodle Bar *Zephyr  *  Sandbox Studio * Brooklyn Brewery


Thanks for the time and support of everyone involved. We hope to see SLIDELUCK Catskills happen again soon!


Slideluck Naples Arrives in the City of the Vesuvio

fire beer

[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!