Riaperture Photofestival Ferrara

RIAPERTURE is back to reopen closed places of Ferrara once again, thanks to photography. A dusty, evolving festival that brings brand new images into abandoned, forgotten, and temporary places.

For two weeks, Ferrara will become the center of a new universe, the universe of RIAPERTURE’s tales. Behind the lenses of our cameras, we’ll discover new perspectives and we’ll enlight the shadows of new worlds.

The 3rd edition: from the 29th to the 31st of March, from the 5th to the 7th of April 2019. Expositions, workshops, portfolio reviews, meetings and much more awaits for you! Are you ready to lose yourself and find your own steps on a forgotten, floating, unexpected way?

The theme of the third edition is ‘Future’. Our future sprouts into social investigations, running over the undeclared potential that photography brings out. We want to overcome limits, to freeze the moment, to become electric. New developments and opportunities to catch, with our eyes focused on the unaccomplished.

Just as the festival reopens closed spaces to show how they could be, the stories of  RIAPERTURE 2019 will be revelations, anticipations, moving snapshots, known road still to be explored. Everything is yet to come.


Riaperture Photofestival Ferrara 2019 will bring some confirmations and many new surprises. We’re always looking for the forgotten, neglected Ferrara: we move lightly in dusty places, dancing into our hidden, forgotten memories, trying to find a brand new future in our breaths.

Venues will be announced in autumn 2018.

Discover the program

Exhibitions, venues, workshops, portfolio reviews and much more.
Online tickets promo: 10€

Updating program – online tickets


Do you love photography and want to know more about our festival? It’s your lucky day: Riaperture is looking for volunteers for the third edition.

Ready to join the team? Find how


Riaperture Photofestival Ferrara Line-Up 2019

Quando possiamo dire che i luoghi che viviamo diventano veramente nostri? Tipo, quando ci mettiamo una fotografia. Dopo un trasloco, al lavoro, a casa, guidando: con le fotografie del nostro passato diamo un futuro ai nostri spazi del presente.…