Encuentros Abiertos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Silvia Mangialardi is the Artistic Director of Encuentros Abiertos in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a Founder and former Director of Ediciones Fotográficas Argentina. Until 2012, she served as Director of Fotomundo, an Argentine Photography magazine founded in 1966. She has edited many books and curated numerous national and international exhibitions.
As a journalist, Mangialardi interviewed many of the most important figures in contemporary photography: Jack Delano, Joel Peter Witkin, Ralph Gibson, George Rousse, Larry Fink, Chema Madoz, Rafael Navarro, Martin Parr, Agnes de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Willy Ronis, Marcos López, and Sara Facio, to name a few. These interviews have been published in Argentina and abroad.
Mangialardi has been invited to jury many important international competitions, coordinates various cultural events, and is regularly invited to review portfolios at photography festivals. She has lectured on contemporary photography in places such as the Houston Center for Photography (Houston, Texas), Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (Corpus Christi, Texas), and The Americas Society of New York (New York, New York).
She is interested in reviewing all kind of bodies of work, except those of a commercial nature. She can provide opportunities to be a part of exhibitions in Argentina and Latin America, and can write articles for different media outlets.