Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Expo Photo Tour plans, runs and promotes customized photography trips and workshops in EXPO’s host city: Milan

Milan – 23 June 2015 – This year Milan is playing host to EXPO, the universal exposition. Consequently, an unprecedented array of initiatives, shows and events are taking place throughout the city and the surrounding area. Milan is no longer seen solely as Italy’s biggest industrial city: it has taken this opportunity to highlight its flair for style, art, music, design and of course fashion. Inquisitive tourists can find endless photographic inspiration in the breathtaking views of the city.

Against this backdrop, Expo Photo Tour has been launched by Starring, which is one of the best-known and busiest names on the Italian photography scene. As part of the new project, activities such as photography trips and workshops will be organized in the Milan metropolitan area. The itineraries have been conceived, planned and overseen by professional photographers such as Guido Padoa and Sara Munari, in close cooperation with Starring.

Expo Photo Tour aims to attract photography enthusiasts from all over the world who want to enjoy their hobby while visiting Milan. The tours are usually coordinated and run in Italian or English, but on request the organizers can also provide support from interpreters in other languages.

It is possible to view the selection of packages and pay for them online at www.expophototour.com. The prices range starting from €40 per person.

The Expo Photo Tour selection
You can choose to be accompanied by the Expo Photo Tour photographers on one of four different four-hour photography routes in Milan or spend a whole day travelling around the metropolitan area. The second option involves an extended photography trip that takes in the magnificent “vertical city” of Bergamo and Como, which is the Italian silk capital. You can also travel around the Lombard lakes and take pictures of stunning landscapes and monuments.

In addition, Expo Photo Tour organizes specific workshops for special occasions, such as historical re-enactments and traditional festivals in picturesque villages, as well as fashion, architecture and photojournalism workshops and much more besides., as the workshop for the historical review of Solferino Battle on June, 28th.

Thanks to the dedicated website www.expophototour.com, it is quick and easy to check out the varied weekly schedule that will appeal to all photography enthusiasts visiting EXPO between June and October 2015, as well as anyone else in Milan who wants to devote some time to their hobby with the support of teachers who can offer suggestions and tips about photography techniques to improve their shots.

Indelible memories with Expo Photo Tour
Special additional services are available on the website, such as a professional photo shoot for anyone who wants a customized photo book with their family or friends containing portraits in the most beautiful parts of the city. The service is provided by professional teachers and the shoot will last between two and four hours. Customers can choose two or three sites for the backdrops.

Furthermore, Expo Photo Tour can satisfy even the most demanding customers by organizing customized tours lasting up to three days, with photography trips and a wide range of specially created routes. A teacher will be on hand to provide technical support during a useful, instructive workshop. Every effort will be made to cater to the participants’ photographic tastes when selecting the routes, which will mainly be located in the North of Italy. The teachers will guide the participants, help them to document their experiences with photographs and take pictures of them with their families or friends throughout the holidays that they choose.

www.expophototour.com: an intuitive, user-friendly website
The Expo Photo Tour website lists all of the available services, including:
Lombardy Photo Tours
Single Date Tours and Workshops
Your Photo Book around the City
Customized Photo Tours

After choosing an activity, it is essential to check the calendar to see if there are any places available. To purchase Expo Photo Tour services, first you must follow the simple registration procedure at www.expophototour.com. You will have to fill out a form with your personal details, telephone numbers and information about your photography equipment (reflex camera, compact/point & shoot camera, tablet or smartphone) and select your language. You can then complete the online transaction by paying with PayPal or a valid credit card.
The maximum number of people per group is 25. Children up to the age of 12 can take part for free.

Organizer: Starring – info@expophototour.com – Tel. +39 02 5390785 – Mob. +39 335 5326154

Press information: Carla Onofri - Comunicazione & Immagine

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Performance by Nam Hong in the context of the 56th Venice Biennale

Studio Abba presented a performance by Nam Hong, “La vie vécue” in the context of the 56th Venice Biennale. Nam Hong participates in Personal Structures - Crossing Borders at Palazzo Mora, premises of the European Cultural Centre. The exhibition will be open for the duration of the Biennale from 9 May to 22 November 2015. Among the artists who are also exhibiting in Personal Structures are Daniel Buren, Yoko Ono, Joseph Kosuth, Karl Stengel and Richard Long.

Nam Hong’s performance reveals the processes that generate a rotational motion. By abolishing the boundaries between art and life, when she is singing, dancing, throwing ink and acrylic, glue, and burned pieces of rice paper on the canvas, dressed in traditional Korean costume, Nam Hong exalts the act of painting. Her whole being, body and soul, is engaged in this act and in turn she invites the viewer to participate in the cycle with her and embrace life and death through the emblematic rose petals. Indeed, in the performance where she starts to add burnt rice paper to the canvas, she summons the distress of death or separation and thus looks back to her childhood but also beyond to new life: the debris and ash from the burnt paper become a new material, a promise of resurrection.

Nam Hong wears traditional Korean costumes that have been reinterpreted in a contemporary manner and that were created especially for her performances by well-known Korean designer André Kim, who has recently passed away.

Beyond the fire and ash, an inner voice has always guided Nam Hong, a voice that comes from a multi-thousand year old rich Korean Shamanic tradition. Nam Hong’s paintings, installations and performances create a bridge between the East and West.

The artist’s recurring themes do not represent the human being, however both her childhood is fundamental for her artistic thought processes (her youth was deeply rooted in a family mystery and the death of her beloved grandmother) as is her own body. In her paintings, she is much more interested in space and nature, in the repetitive cycle of life and death of the trees, the butterflies and birds that attempt to break free from the canvas limits or the physical enormity of space around the mountains, such as in La Montagne. She concentrates, for example, on the metamorphosis of a butterfly, the alternation of the seasons. The images of butterflies, candlelight and paper fragments reduced to ashes such as in Le papillon, reveal the mysterious cycle of life and death, the origins of existence that eventually lead to extinction.

The ancient sounds of the drums during her performances and the fire overlapping objects and destroying the collage, present a contemporary artistic language that also looks at aspects such as the ancient poetry of nature, the painful concern for natural resources and ecological sensitivity. The passion for life and the poetry in the ashes are the only true theatre of existence, while life seems just a dream.

Palazzo Mora, Strada Nuova, 3659, 30121 Venice, 9 May - 22 November, opening hours 10am-6pm, closed Tuesdays.
info: Studio Abba +39 055292082 info@studioabba.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Elesa castors and wheels, suitable for moving trolleys and equipment

Elesa, world leader in the production of industrial components, presents the new industrial wheels featured in its catalog, suitable for moving trolleys and equipment for manual or mechanical handling.

Industrial wheelsMonza, May 26rd, 2015 - Elesa, worldwide leading company in the production of components for mechanical industry, presents the industrial wheels included in its product catalog.

Specifically, the range includes polyurethane, rubber and technopolymer wheels, ideal for mounting on trolleys or on equipment for manual (up to 4 km / h) or mechanical handling(up to 16 km / h).

Several features make these products a true flagship for italian industrial production: we will review some of them, the most significant and important ones.

The industrial wheels produced by Elesa are characterized primarily by their high ductility, since the differentiation of the materials which constitute the metal body enables different load capacities: factor, this, which makes them suitable for many different uses.

Another aspect that makes them a real world class excellence is the quality of the materials used in their manufacture; quality certified by the numerous laboratory tests that have been submitted, all conducted to the highest and strictest standards existing internationally.

The variety of use, which makes them unique in their kind, provides solutions for all types of applications, both indoors and outdoors, even in the presence of obstacles along the way or special chemicals. The wheel diameter varies from 40 to 300 mm, while the dynamic range can reach 25,000 N. The many possibilities of use depend on the fact that the types of support differ according to the load to be supported: from this point of view, Elesa wheels can perfectly match to light, heavy and extra heavy loads.

Finally, it's useful to remember that the trolley wheels by Elesa may have also brackets in stainless steel, which makes them even more resistant and suitable for applications which require a high resistance to corrosion.

The entire range of Elesa industrial wheels can be viewed on the web page http://www.elesa.com/en/castors-and-wheels: here you can find the full range and filter products in the portfolio according to the type of material they are made of.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Ponte San Giovanni there was talk of thyroid disease A large presence of doctors available to the public Perugia May 23, 2015 - Press Release - A team of more than twenty doctors, including the biggest names in the world in the field of thyroid diseases, more than 300 people who have run all day screening and benefited from free advice, 250 children of fourth and fifth grade plexus of Ponte San Giovanni, Pieve di Campo, Balanzano end and first of Ponte San Giovanni who attended the lecture given by Prof. Fausto Santeusanio. These are some of the data that characterized the day "You and me for being" organized at the CVA of Ponte San Giovanni by the Alice Italian Onlus Perugia, Perugia The Snail Onlus, an association of patients with thyroid cancer, AFAS Associations community pharmacies the district of Perugia, with the patronage of the Region of Umbria, Province and the Municipality of Perugia. "These meetings - explains Dr. Michele D'Ajello - are very important, are born in a particular way to sensitize the population to the thyroid disease. Only in Umbria over 20% of the population is suffering from thyroid disease and have a 40% of micro tumors. Thyroid disease do not need surgery, but only of careful tests that allow to control them and should be carried out regularly by trained and qualified. However we must point out that, in this type of pathologies, fundamental is prevention that occurs, mainly, through a proper diet, using in particular iodized salt. Prevention is extremely important, especially in children, because a lack of iodine in the age of development favors the formation of goiter, and in pregnant women as a deficiency of this mineral can cause serious problems for the unborn child. However you have to do exams and screening only if you are really in the presence of thyroid disease, otherwise you end up just clogging up the health services. For this reason, through the days that we hold throughout the country, we try to make it clear that only in cases of thyroid disease you should contact a specialist serious and perform all the required examinations. " The event that was held in Ponte San Giovanni is one of the meetings organized by the "World Week Thyroid" which this year takes place May 18 to 25."We are extremely pleased - says Adriano Minelli, President of Perugia Alice Italian non-profit organization - to be able to carry out a strong campaign of awareness and prevention in the field of thyroid diseases. We as a voluntary association we try, at a time of economic crisis so hard, to organize meetings where the citizen level completion free can run tests and get advice from the best experts in the world in this area. Meanwhile, at the headquarters of our Association, in Cestellini 1, Thursday, June 4 from 7.00 to 9.00 will be performed screening of cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose and blood pressure control. " Many of the big names who took part in the Ponte San Giovanni including Fausto Santeusanio, professor of endocrinology at the University of Perugia and one of the leading experts in the world of bone and mineral metabolism, Efisio Puxeddu specialist thyroid disease, creator and coordinator of the laboratory of proteomics and genomics thyroid at the University of Perugia, Maurizio Tonato coordinator of the regional oncology network and the team composed of doctors Michele D'Ajello, Massimo Eugenio Dottorini, Cristina Tranfaglia, Salvatore Messina, Massimo Monacelli, Leone Fedeli, Renato Colella, Isabella Sabalisch, Nicola Avenia. All it supported by the presidium of the Italian Red Cross. Sonia Terzino Presso Office

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Grosby Group modernizes their platform for photo and video management and distribution, with MomaPIX.

The leading international entertainment media agency in the Latin American and Hispanic markets has a new website.

californian agency Grosby Group site, MomaPIXEvery day the californian agency Grosby Group provides thousands of celebrity images and videos to the most prestigious publications, from a worldwide network of photographers, videographers and agencies.

The content management and distribution system update is part of the ongoing technological upgrading pursued by the company.

The Grosby Group realized that the old technology could not carry out all the functions required anymore to stay competitive, and using the last technologies to deliver the best performances to customers was needed. The Grosby Group valued MomaPIX as “the best value for money software”, capable to simplify the workflow and speed up the agency’s activities.

MomaPIX is on market for about 10 years and it has been developed specifically to enable photo agencies and companies to work better in digital contents (photos, videos, audio files and pdfs) management.

Within the new functionalities, MomaPIX is a solution that offers an innovative system to manage, view, upload and download files, syndicate and handle restrictions, as well as automate permissions according to commercial agreements with suppliers. It can also produce promotions, reports and statistics.

It is also capable of API use to interconnect with partners and an email marketing integrated tool that widens sales channels and makes web usage more efficient.

Besides The Grosby Group’s website, within the archives managed with MomaPIX there are those of international photo agencies like Incredible Features and Sunray Photo or AGF and IPA in Italy, and those of companies such as Palazzetti, Mondadori and Citroen.

For more info about MomaPIX, please visit www.momapix.com/en