Since 2012 Ragusa Foto Festival represents a platform of opportunities for in-depth study and exchange dedicated to visual arts and photography. The Festival stands out for its support for young authors and for its attention to the territory, to Sicily, and to the issues concerning the Mediterranean area. The Festival relies on the collaboration of a scientific committee made up of scholars and experts to enhance plurality, create a virtuous network, and arouse the interest of large audiences. Each edition explores a theme. The exhibitions, events and educational activities revolve around the participation of artists, authors, critics and professionals.
The Festival is coordinated by Antiruggine, an association that aims to promote the Sicilian Mediterranean area territorially and culturally through the programming of international events. Since 2012, recalling the oldest of the peculiarities of the Mediterranean, Antiruggine organizes Ragusa Foto Festival, to interact with different cultures in the "sea between lands". Through the different languages of art and visual culture, and by mixing the unique architectural heritage of the city with contemporary visions.