About This Episode
Today we’ll talk more about the eyes on Main Street Festival which takes place every year in Wilson North Carolina. Our friend photojournalist Keith Dannemiller introduced me to this festival not long ago when he shared a project that he started as the artist in residence there back in December Back in December 2017.
Since then I’ve been reading a lot about the festival and I was amazed at what they’re doing.
It’s a large outdoor and indoor photography Festival that features 100 photographs by 100 photographers one 100 days. Some are very prominent like Steve McCurry, Alex Webb, Martin Parr, John Feely and Keith Dannemiller while others are emerging photographers from around the world. I believe they said that 38 different countries are represented.
The festival takes place from April 21 through July 29.
Here’s a link to the festival website so you can check it out for yourself.
If you’re not familiar with Wilson North Carolina, it’s to small town just off of Interstate 95 at Route 264. They also have Amtrak station, which makes it convenient for anyone in the east
The exhibition started by artistic director, Jerome De Perlinghi who teaches at Columbia College in Chicago.
Our guest today is Diana Bagnoli who just finished her time in Wilson as the artist in residence for the month of February.
Diana is a a very creative freelance photographer, photojournalist and environmental portrait photographer who has photographed documentary projects around the world.
She spent the month of February in Wilson as the artist in residence where she was able to photograph the city in the residence of Wilson from our own perspective. Will share some of those photos in the article for this show. I spoke to Diana on February 28 just as she was wrapping up her project and preparing to return home to Italy. I was so glad I was able to to catch up with her before she left.