18-19 listopad, Nur. Zapiski afgańskie, konferencja, Festiwal Podróży i Reportażu Kontynenty, Lublin, Centrum Spotkania Kultury, Polska
8 November, Where Gods Whisper, exhibition, opening at 18.30, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Centre européen de création et de production, France
3 November, Nur. Afghan Notes, exhibition, Colorno Fotografia, Italy
29 October, at 10.30 AM, Vis a vis of Denis Curti with Monika Bulaj and Maurizio Galimberti, Auditorium del Museo Revoltella, Triest, Italy
23 September, Where Gods Whisper, documentary theater, Teatro della cittadina di Novafeltria (RN), “Semplicemente fotografare Live”, Italy
8 September, at 6.30 PM, Where Gods Whisper, the documentary theater and the presentation of the book “Where Gods Whisper” / Contrasto, Teatro Bibiena, Festivaletteratura Mantova, Italy
1 September, Nur. Afghan Notes, exhibition for Emergency, Brescia Fotofestival, Italy
1 September, Where Gods Whisper, documentary theater, Castello Ducale di Corigliano Calabro, Italy
1 September, Twarze, nieba, morze – dla Mario Dondero, exhibition, Corigliano Calabro Fotografia, Italy
14 July, Where Gods Whisper, documentary theater, Piedicavallo Festival, Italy
8 April, Eyes on Main Street, exhibition, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival, USA
7 Aprile, at 7PM, Sacred Crossings/Dove gli dei si parlano, documentary theater, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy
8-9 April, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Genova, Italy (iscrizioni terminate)
1-2 aprile, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Bolzano, circolo fotografico Tina Modotti (iscrizioni terminate), Italy
22-23 March, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Ravenna, Camera Work with Comune di Ravenna, free for under 30, Palazzo Rasponi (iscrizioni terminate), Italy
18-19 March, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Milano (iscrizioni terminate), Italy
11 marzo, ore 21.00, Dove gli dei si parlano, di e con mb, teatro documentario, People BresciaPhotoFestival, Chiesa di Santa Giulia, Italy
11-12 March, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Galleria La Stanza Delle Biciclette, People BresciaPhotoFestival (iscrizioni terminate), Italy
10 March – 30 April, Nur. Appunti afghani/Afghan Diaries, mostra fotografica, Galleria La Stanza Delle Biciclette, People BresciaPhotoFestival, Italy
10 December at 5PM, Sacred Crossings, lecture, Fiera Più libri più liberi, Palazzo dei congressi, Eur, Rome, Italy
November 28 – December 17, Nur. Afghan Notes, exhibition, ANI Pixpalace, Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image, opening December 2th, Paris
18 November, Sacred Crossings, for the collective exhibition about the languages of the photography of «la Lettura» and Fondazione Corriere della Sera, Triennale di Milano, BookCity, Italy
11 November at 6PM, Searching for Sheba, Screening & Storytelling, Italian Cultural Center „Claudio Trevi”, Bolzano, Italy
10 November, at 9 pm, Dove gli dei si parlano/ Sacred Crossings, documentary theater, Teatro Miela, Triest, Italy
8 November, at 8.45 pm, Spaesati, Screening & Storytelling, Auditorium Piazza Libertà, Nembro, Italy
5 November, at 9 pm, Dove gli dei si parlano/ Sacred Crossings, documentary theater, Fotografica Festival di Fotografia, Bergamo, 1th Edition, Italy
27 October, at 9 pm, AURAS. Sacred Crossings, documentary theater, Festival”The Ancestors”/”Dziady”, The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw European Capital of Culture 2016, Poland
27 October, at 6pm, the inauguration of the exhibition Sacred Crossings / Święte rozdroża, Festival „The Ancestors”/”Dziady”, The Grotowski Institute, Kamienica, ul. Rynek 25, Wroclaw European Capital of Culture 2016, Poland
13 October- 12 novembre, Sacred Crossings / Święte rozdroża, photographic exhibition, Festival GLI AVI/DZIADY, in collaboration with The Grotowski Institute, Kamienica, ul. Rynek 25, Wroclaw European Capital of Culture 2016, Poland
5 October 2016 – 8 January 2017, L’ALTRO SGUARDO/PARLANDO CON VOI, collective exhibition of the Italian women photographers, Triennale of Milan, Italy
24 September, Lugano Photo Days, at 5.30PM, Il Ciani (ex Asilo) , Miserabilismo. Quel terribile fascino della fotografia per la povertà, Meeting with Monika Bulaj and Michele Smargiassi (La Repubblica).
24 September, Afghan Diaries, photographic exhibition, LuganoPhotoDays, Switzerland
24-25 September, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality,LuganoPhotoDays, Switzerland
10- 11 September, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy: email@example.com
13-15 July, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, FestivalCorigliano Calabro Fotografia, Italy
13 July, Afghan Diaries, photographic exhibition, Festival Corigliano Calabro Fotografia, Italy
1-2-3 July, To See, Photojournalism – Reportage – Film, workshop with Maria Nadotti, Giovanni Cioni and Monika Bulaj; Associazione Le Giraffe/ Centro servizi per il volontariato Forum Solidarietà/ Centro Interculturale di Parma e Provincia/ libreria Diari di Bordo Parco Nevicati, Collecchio (Parma), Italy
20-23 April, Visual introduction to the Pamirs and Pamirian peoples, Screening & Storytelling, Pamirs at the Crossroads – Changing challenges and perspectives Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Berlin
16-17 April, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy
2-3 April, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy
11 March, Where Gods Cross Borders, Screening & Storytelling, “Frammenti di fotografia”, Marmirolo, Italy
5-6 March, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Rimini, Palazzo Buonadrata, Rimini, Italy
4 March, Where Gods Cross Borders, Screening & Storytelling, “I Maestri ed il Tempo” , Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Rimini, Palazzo Buonadrata, Italy
22 January, God’s People. Along the Borders of the Eastern Spirituality, Screening & Storytelling, Biblioteca Civica di Pordenone con l’Associazione Cintamani, Italy
14 November, 9.15 PM, STORIES AND PHOTOGRAPHIES, Screening & Storytelling, Reggia di Colorno, Colorno PhotoLife, Italy
14 -15 November, REPORTAGE-SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, workshop, Colorno PhotoLife, Italy
5 November, DEAMBULATIONS TERRESTRES, Les Tribunes de la Presses, at 8.00 PM, cafè des Tribunes, Bordeaux, France
23 -30 October, WHERE GODS CROSS BORDERS/Dove gli dei si parlano, exhibition, Milano Book City, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Italy
23 October, meeting with Monika Bulaj and Paolo Rumiz, Milano Book City, Frigoriferi Milanesi, via Piranesi 10, at 6.00 PM, Italy
13 October, FAR FROM WHERE, performance, Ezzelino Fotoclub, Italy
19 September, ‘Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher de nouveaux paysages, mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux’ (Marcel Proust). Conference, Fotoclub Potenza Picena, Italy
2 September, Evening Screening The Visa d’Or Daily Press Award, Perpignan, France
29 August, WHERE GODS WHISPER, performance, Festival Concorto Piacenza, Italy
29-30 August, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Festival Concorto Piacenza, Italy
26 June, NOOR. AFGHAN NOTES, Documentary Theatre – performing reportage, Festival Passione Amore Fede with Pippo del Bono, Asti, Italy
21 June, EAT SOME TEA, meeting with Monika Bulaj and Massimo Pulini, Festival del Mondo antico, Pneuma4 in ascolto dello spirito, Rimini, Italy
20 June, FAR FROM WHERE, lectio, XIX Festa Multiculturale, Collecchio, Italy
19-20 June, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, XIX Festa Multiculturale, Collecchio, Italy
8 May, MIGRATION EN ROUTE, STORIES OF MEN AND BORDERS, conference screening of Monika Bulaj and Giulio Piscitelli, Vicino Lontano, Udine, Italy
13 March, WHERE GODS WHISPER, conference, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milano, Italy
13-14 March, Photojournalism Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Writing the Reality, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milano, Italy
22 November, THE LIGHT HUNTER, Monika Bulaj at New York University in Florence. The workshop (for students only) and the conference, Italy
Video interview, at New York University in Florence, Italy
4 September, NOOR. AFGHAN NOTES, Documentary Theatre – performing reportage,
Video interview, Mantova Festivaletteratura, Italy
22 November, NOOR. AFGHAN NOTES, Documentary Theatre – performing reportage, Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo, Il Teatro Vivo 2014, Italy
22 November, WHERE THE FAIRIES ARE MILKING THE MOON. Nomadic journey to places near and far where the gods whisper, Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo, Il Teatro Vivo 2014, Italy
NON VIOLENCE AWARD 2014 for Monika Bulaj:
‘Awarded for the first time to a woman. The prize was given for her work as a photographer, reporter and documentary-maker which sheds lights on humanity living in the most hidden yet most evident boundaries on earth, for showing war through its consequences, for investigating mankind’s soul, our eagerness for religiosity, tenderness and dignity. Monika Bulaj makes the invisible visible by exploring people’s soul, by uniting humanity in an image’.
19 May, NOOR. AFGHAN NOTES, Documentary Theatre – performing reportage, Bergamo Festival ‘Making the Peace’, Italy
PHOTO-GEOGRAPHIES, Petite maison des sons et lumières, Fermo. Workshops and conference: October 25, 26, 27. November 24
NOOR. AFGHAN NOTES, Documentary Theatre – performing reportage, October 13, Venezia Mestre, Centro Candiani, Italy
THE PARADE, the street theatre on the stilts with the children of the Serbian enclaves, August, 31 th, Prizren, Kosovo
THE PARADE, the street theatre on the stilts with the children of the Serbian enclaves, August, 30 th, Velika Hoca, Kosovo
STILT DANCERS- PHOTOGRAPHERS, workshop of stilts and photography, Velika Hoca, Kosovo, August 23-31.
NOOR. AFGHAN NOTES, Documentary Theatre – performing reportage, l’anteprima nazionale, July, 26 th, Ex-convento di San Francesco, Pordenone, Italy
THE DESIRES. THE MAN. International Conference on Philosophy, 19-20 aprile, Perugia/Città di Castello, Italy, www.nuovoumanesimo.org
Workshop of Photography, 12-15 July, International Theatre Festival of Santarcangelo, Italy
22-26 November GOD’S PEOPLE, Workshop of Monika Bulaj for Photo-Berlin
22 November AFGHANISTAN. BEHIND THE GREAT GAME, Conference, BERLIN
16 November AFGHANISTAN. BEHIND THE GREAT GAME, News Xchange 2012, BARCELONA, Conference.
12 October UNTOLD AFGHANISTAN , Monika Bulaj and Emanule Giordana between Vicenza e Kabul,
By Casa di Cultura Contemporanea, Montecchio
9 October 2012 – 15 January 2013 WORKSHOP OF PHOTO REPORTAGE: CREATIVE NON-FICTION , Triest
7-9 September NUR/LIGHT, mostra, urban art e convegno AFGHANISTAN, BEHIND THE GREAT GAME, Triest
May 3rd, h 20.45, Como, per il Festival “Le primavere di Como”
May 2nd, h 21.15, Festival Citerna Fotografia
March 18th, Modena, conversazione-screening con Michele Smargiassi, Festival Terre Ospitali
February 21st, “Il reportage: tra cronaca e letteratura”, Scuola del Sociale, Roma, lezioni del giornalismo con Giuliano Battiston
10-31 January, lezioni di giornalismo nei licei di Trieste, per il corso di formazione “Piccolo-Scuola”
24 November, L’Asia svelata, Museo d’Arte Orientale, con Stefano Faravelli
12 November, Fondazione Basaglia con l’Università e il Comune di Padova, lectio per le donne straniere in Italia
13 August, 21.00, Bastione Santo Spirito, Porta Palio, Verona, Passion and Possession. Women’s stories on the borders of monotheism – a performance.
June 3th, at 19.30, Warsaw, Instytut Reportażu “Wrzenie Świata”, presentation of the book “Boży ludzie” (Bosz Editions 2011), with Bartosz Panek
June 2, presentation of the exibition “Genti di Dio”, CiternaFotografia, Italy
May 19th, Nur, lecture-screening, Officine Fotografiche, Roma, Italy. Seminary about the documentary photography and the photojournalism, by Punto di Svista and Officine Fotografiche.
January-February, lectures about the documentary photography, University and senior high schools of Triest, Italy
November 23, the screening-conference “Afganistan, not only the war”, Modena
November 4, the screening for “Letter to the kamikaze. The tale from Triest” of Khaled Fouad Allam, Miela Theatre, Triest
August 6, Isle of San Pietro, Sardegna, the screening and presentazion of the exibition “Auras” for Occhi du Mò Photocontest, International Festival of Photography, Carloforte, August 8: portfolio reading with Denis Curti (Agency Contrasto), Salvatore Ligios and Monika Bulaj
June 24, Palestrina, the screening-conference “Auras”, Premio e Festival per la letteratura di viaggio l’Albatros Città di Palestrina
June 4, Triest, the screening-conference “Afghanistan: talking about the war, talking about the peace”, with Fausto Biloslavo
June 3, Venezia, Loggia del Temanza: screening-conference “Auras: the multi-tongued One”
February 23, at 4.30 pm,, Milan, conference-screening: “Auras, stories of the divine exteriority”, Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale, Convegno di Studio.
THE AFTERMATH PROJECT 2010 WINNER
Monika Bulaj and Danny Wilcox Frazier are the winner for the 2010 Aftermath Project grant, sponsored this year by Open Society Institute. Monika won for her ongoing project “Afghanistan: Not Only The War,” part of her big project about Central Asia, which will explore several “hidden worlds” within the country, as religious and ethnic minorities, afghan Misticism and the aftermath and social issues, in particular those characterising the condition of women: their emotional geographies, their spirituality, their struggles with depression and suicide; the impositions of morality and tribal laws, the aspirations and the post-war trauma. American photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier was awarded a grant for his project, “Wounded Knee: Generations Endure a Massacre”. The work of two winners and five finnalist will be featured in the Spring 2011 publication, “War Is Only Half the Story”, Volume 4. The Aftermath Project is a non-profit organization founded by Sara Terry committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict—the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace: www.theaftermathproject.org
BRUCE CHATWIN SPECIAL AWARD “ABSOLUTE EYE”
November 14, Genova, at 11 a.m.: Galatea Museo del Mare: conversation with the photographer Mario Dondero; at 9 p.m., Teatro Modena: Bruce Chatwin special grant for the photography “Occhio assoluto”
November 13, Ivrea, the presentation of the book “Genti di Dio” with father Guido Dotti from Bosé Community
November 12, Tuenno (Trento), screnning- conference “Womens regards”
September 24, Turin, Italy, “Rappresentare l’altro religioso con la fotografia. Realtà e mistificazioni” (Representing the religious other through photography. Reality and mystifications) , FIERI (International and European Forum of Researches on Immigration) in collaboration with Torino Spiritualità, Riccardo Zanini, Andrea Pogliano, and FIERI researchers responsible for “Lo sguardo sul’altro. Fotografia e immigrazione in Italia dagli anni ’80 a oggi” (A look on others. Photography and immigration in Italy, from the Eighties to nowadays).
September 7, at 6 p.m., opening of the exhibition “Aure”, Jew Culture Festival Negba – Verso il Mezzogiorno, Castle of Otranto, Italy.
July 31, at 6 p.m., introduction to the exhibition “Europa Verticale”, Palazzo Ducale, Genova
July 30, at 5 p.m., Hochschule der Bildenden Künste, Saarbrücken/Germania, Rathaus-Aula der HBKsaar: „Reportagefotografie“: lesson on photography and reportages, on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to Ryszard Kapuscinski “Grenzgänge”.
July 25, at 10 p.m., Festival of Photography, Sestri Levante, Italy, “Una Penisola di Luce” (A peninsula of light), the screening “Aure”.
May 16, Book Fair of Turin/ Lingua Madre, conversation with Wojciech Gorecki.
May 14, projection and lecture “Fotografare lo spirito” (Photographing the soul), Centro Culturale S.Bartolomeo dei PP.Domenicani in Bergamo.
May 11, Takunda Award, CESVI, Teatro Dionizetti, Bergamo, Italy, projection on Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
February 20, lesson at the Scuola di Fotografia di Giuliana Traverso, Genoa, Italy
January 21, Kath. Akademie in Bayern, Munich, Germany. Inauguration of the exhibition “Genti di Dio, viaggio nell’Altra Europa” (Peoples of God, a voyage in the Other Europe), at 7 p.m., Dr. Habil. Lecture of Maria Widil, professor of pastoral theology and pedagogy at the University of Erfurt: “Religious Minorities, Values, and Challenges”; Carl Wilhelm Macke: Introductory lecture to the exhibition “Peoples of God”.
December 10, lecture-projection of “Una sola umanità e le frontiere tra noi” (One humankind and borders among us), with Moni Ovadia, on the occasion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, Italy.
November 30, Milan, Italy, lecture-open forum at Spazio Forma in Milan on photography and social commitment.
November 8, Udine, Italy, FuoriRotta, at 5.30 p.m., conversation with Mariusz Wilk: “La traccia e la neve, viaggio nella Russia boreale” (The track and the snow: voyage in boreal Russia); at 8.30 p.m. presentation of the book “Genti di Dio” (Peoples of God).
Book Fair of Turin, Italy, conversation with Father Enzo Bianchi: “Genti di Dio” (Peoples of God).
Rome, National Geographic Photographers, projection, starting February 15, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, on the decennial of the magazine in Italy and its 120 years in the world.
Cycle of lessons on photography and reportage, Liceo Amaldi, Alzano Lombardo, Italy, in collaboration with Professor Enrica Manni.
Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples, Italy, seminar on “Aure”, within the Laurea Specialistica
Scienze dello Spettacolo e della Produzione Multimediale.
“On the move”, International Fair of Cinema, Rome, October 18-27.
“About seeing”, Masterclass at Toscana Photographic Workshop: The European Center for Creative Photography, Italy, Summer 2007.
Mantova, Literature Festival, 2007, Italy, projection and lecture: “Passion and Possession”.
Member of the jury at the 2006 National Geographic Grant, Italy, Rome
Udine, Italy, Vicino/Lontano 2007, projection and lecture: “Aure”