From 20 July to 20 August 2019


A life-size print of astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be in Piazza della Repubblica on 20 and 21 July for the #SelfieWithBuzz initiative


Cortona, 18 July 2019 – The international photography festival Cortona On The Move and Intesa Sanpaolo celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing.

To commemorate the historic moment, from 20 July to 20 August at the branch of Cassa di Risparmio of Florence – Intesa Sanpaolo di Cortona, there will be some original photographs on display of the Apollo 11 Mission and a colour photo of one iconic image – Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon on 21 July 1969.

A life-size print of the same photo with astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be placed in Piazza della Repubblica in Cortona on 20-21 July to give locals and tourists alike the chance to take a photo with one of the protagonists of the moon landing. Visitors are invited to share their selfie on social media with the hashtag #SelfieWithBuzz, accompanied by their own comment on what might be the next “giant leap for mankind”.

The original photo is kept in the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archives, purchased in 2015, which comprises a photographic heritage of around seven million photos dating back from the mid-Thirties to the Nineties.



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