Arts and Entertainment "Festa Di Sant'Agata - A Photographer's Journey"
December 9, 2009
Hosted by David Gibbons
The Feast of St. Agatha is the most important religious festival in the city of Catania in Sicily. The event is held every year between February 3rd and 5th, and again on August 17. Between three to six thousand people arrive in Catania for the festival and during the course of the year, its history attracts up to almost one million devotees from Italy and abroad. On August 17th of 2009, Astor Morgan created a body of work during the festival, working in crowded and at times dangerous conditions. The program explores his experiences in developing a portfolio of images that clearly demonstrate the passion and raw emotion of the people attending. It also delves into the photographer’ mind in finding how the drive to create such imagery can evoke such passion from an art form.
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"In Discussion" brings world leaders and people from all areas of life together in frank and powerful conversation. Interviewer and writer David Gibbons invites great thinkers, politicians, business leaders, scientists, religious leaders, scientists and entertainers and notable philosophic think tanks together in cleverly orchestrated interviews and discussions. In developing and encouraging frank conversation towards the dynamic ignition of positive mindsets, the paradigm of progressive and positive change is at the forefront of its vision and mission.
David Gibbons has been writing and involved in the broadcast arena since 2001. His work in understanding the world we live in and its people continues to fascinate and consume his interest, in pursuing a direct conversational style with leaders, literature scholars and everyday individuals. He is the host of David Gibbons "In Discussion", the daily program that engages world's thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business individuals, scientists and religious leaders. He is constantly seeking a greater understanding of the world we live in today with an unassuming style and delivery, leading to the premise of igniting dialogue towards dynamic change in our society.