The Finalists

Discover here the 40 photographers selected by the jury. Their work will be on display at Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome) from 15 to 27 November. The winners will be announced on 15 November.
Alessandro Dandini de Sylva

Alessandro Dandini de Sylva

Artist and curator. Alessandro’s works have been exhibited in cultural institutions in Italy and abroad and his books are in public collections such as the Tate Library and the Italian Central Institute for Cataloguing and Documentation of cultural heritage (ICCD). As a curator, he works with museums and foundations including the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, the National Roman Museum and the Centro Arti Visive Pescheria in Pesaro.
Allegra Martin

Allegra Martin

Her works have been exhibited in Italy and abroad in galleries and at foundations and are part of public and private collections (Donata Pizzi Collection, MuFoCo, ICCD, MAXXI). Since 2020, she has been teaching at the Design Faculty of Politecnico di Milano.
Andrea Botto

Andrea Botto

He uses photography as a cross-section of the world to express its complexity and lay bare its layers. His projects have been exhibited in major international museums. His works have been displayed in public and private institutions.
Antonio Biasiucci

Antonio Biasiucci

Many of his works are part of the permanent collection of museums and institutions in Italy and abroad. Among some of the major awards he has received is the Kraszna/Krausz Photography Book Award (London, 2005) for the volume Res. One of the artists displayed at the Italian Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennial.
Camilla Postiglione

Camilla Postiglione

She was born in 1992 in Rome. Her aesthetic is devoid of spectacularisation. The influence of cinema is evident in her compositions. Technique is not invasive and does not alter the gaze, which wants to remain lucid without giving in to illusion.
Daniele Molajoli

Daniele Molajoli

With a degree in philosophy, he alternated professional photography work with personal projects. He focuses on the landscape considered as a language to investigate the relationship between humans and time, between nature and history.
Dimitri Angelini

Dimitri Angelini

He conducts an anthropo-humanistic research on the relationship between humans and the landscape, on the changes that humans and nature force on each other. His shots, apparently rough, evoke the emotions of the people who belong to the areas he photographs.
Eva Frapiccini
Ph. Camille Zakharia

Eva Frapiccini

Eva Frapiccini lives in Turin. Her works are held in prestigious collections, including the Castello di Rivoli Museum, UniCredit & Art Foundation, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, MAXXI the National Museum of 21st Century Arts.
Fabio Barile

Fabio Barile

He focuses on complex phenomena, starting from documenting coastal and landscape erosion. He uses photography as a stratigraphic tool to understand reality, capturing the interaction between apparently unrelated elements and times.
Federico Calogero

Federico Calogero

He was born in 1994. In 2020, he won a Visual Arts scholarship to the IED in Rome. His narrative is based on memory and the many nuances of the human condition. In his diaries, he portrays people and places, intertwining them with his emotional research.
Flavio Scollo

Flavio Scollo

He was born in Turin in 1984. He lives and works in Naples and Rome. His photography focuses on the sense of humanity and the anthropological transformations of the natural world.
Francesco Neri
Ph. Guido Guidi

Francesco Neri

Member of the AA School of Architecture in London since 2014, his photographs are part of permanent collections, including the SK Stiftung Kultur (Cologne), the Fondation A (Brussels), the MAXXI Museum in Rome, and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
Gaia Renis

Gaia Renis

With a Humanities degree in Communication, she is currently getting her Master’s in Publishing at the State University of Milan. She is increasingly attracted to visual art and photography. She has been collaborating for some time with a photographic art gallery.
Giovanna Silva
Ph. Mattia Balsamini

Giovanna Silva

She lives and works in Milan. She accumulates images in an almost compulsive way, analysing the space, architecture and history of cities through photography to create objective and, at the same time, personal narratives.
Guglielmo Cherchi

Guglielmo Cherchi

He is a photographer from Cagliari who dedicates his work to the relationship between human beings and the land. His aim is to find the visual coherence in marginal and disorderly places, and continuity between the natural and the artificial.
Jacopo Valentini

Jacopo Valentini

He graduated in 2017 from two different universities (Mendrisio: Master’s Degree in Architecture/Academy of Architecture; Venice: Master’s in Photography/IUAV). His works are exhibited in Italy and abroad, in public and private collections.
Karmen Corak

Karmen Corak

Karmen Corak, born in Slovenia, lives and works in Rome and Venice. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions all over the world, receiving international awards in Fine Art Photography. Her works are in public collections in Italy and Japan.
Leonardo Magrelli

Leonardo Magrelli

Leonardo Magrelli (1989, Italy) lives and works in Rome. His works have been exhibited in various galleries and festivals in Italy and abroad. In 2017, he combined his personal research with the collaboration with the Vaste Programme collective.
Lorenzo Castore

Lorenzo Castore

His work — radically intertwined with personal experience — is characterised by long-term projects the main theme of which is identity, memory, and the relationship between small individual stories, the present and history.
Luca Campigotto

Luca Campigotto

History degree. Main collections: MEP, Paris; CCA, Montreal; Warehouse, Miami; Hearst, New York; Fidelity, London; MAXXI; MAST; UniCredit; Sandretto Foundation; Naples Metro; Fortuny Palace. His most recent book is American Elegy (2021).
Luca Nostri
Ph. Paolo Angelini

Luca Nostri

Photographer, researcher, and teacher. His work explores issues related to landscape, place, memory, and belonging, with an interdisciplinary approach that revisits the tradition of documentary photography.
Luca Spano

Luca Spano

Italy, 1982. He studied art, anthropology, and communication in Europe and the USA. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and festivals, receiving awards and grants. He was director of the NYC Creative Salon in New York. Founder of Occhio Lab in Cagliari.
Manfredi Gioacchini

Manfredi Gioacchini

He published a project in the USA in 2016 “Portraits of Artists” and in 2020 with a project in Antarctica “Floating Islands”. He is currently completing an edition entitled “Grand Tour Italia” and a volume on his second trip to Antarctica.
Marco Cipriani

Marco Cipriani

Photography is his passion and his way of fixing emotions. He tries to photograph what he feels, by looking.
Margherita Del Piano

Margherita Del Piano

Photographer and artist, she lives and works in Milan. She explores the themes of the landscape and the relationship with the traces of mass production and consumption. Her latest work is “Cose buone dal mondo” (2022). She has exhibited in public and private spaces.
Margherita Nuti

Margherita Nuti

Degree in Archival Sciences. She is part of Sedici, an independent group of photographers that produces and promotes contemporary photography events. She focuses on self-portrait, gender-based violence, and the relationship that humans have with nature.
Martina Cirese
Ph. Astar Keren

Martina Cirese

She was born in Rome in 1988. She studied photography at ISFCI and received a scholarship to complete her Master’s Degree in contemporary history at the Sorbonne. In 2014, she won a residency at FABRICA. After 10 years of going back and forth between Berlin and Paris, she has been living in Rome since 2022.
Matteo Lisanti

Matteo Lisanti

He was born in Cesena in 1996. He attended the two-year Visual Arts course at the Academy of Bologna and Munich. His work focuses on the relationships between presence and absence and on the body related to physical or mental spaces.
Mohamed Keita

Mohamed Keita

Born in the Ivory Coast in 1993, he fled his country at the age of fourteen due to the civil war. In Rome, he discovered his love of photography and began an early artistic career. His works are exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions.
Nicola Baldazzi

Nicola Baldazzi

He studied photography, taking courses with Guido Guidi at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna. He has published the books Piccolo prontuario di fotografia segnaletica (The Little Handbook of Mugshot Photography – 2013) and He didn’t believe me (2018), both published by the Photographic Observatory.
Olivo Barbieri

Olivo Barbieri

He began exhibiting in 1978 with the Flippers project. Fifty monographs and catalogues have been published on his work. Barbieri’s works are in museums and public and private art collections in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Paolo Ventura
Ph. Jasper Van Bladel

Paolo Ventura

He is one of the most unique Italian photographers. He has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Some of his books: War Souvenir (2006), Winter Stories (2009), L’Automa (The Automaton – 2011), Short Stories (2016), Quarantine Diary (2020) and the monograph “Paolo Ventura”. Photographs and Drawings (2020).
Raffaela mariniello

Raffaela Mariniello

She is one of the best known Italian photographers of her generation. The central theme of her work is the transformation of the urban landscape and the relationship between humans, everyday life, and nature. Her works are in public and private collections in Paris, Milan, Turin, Naples, and Rome.
Rocco Rorandelli

Rocco Rorandelli

He was born in Florence in 1973. He is a documentary photographer. He collaborates with various NGOs and publishes in mainstream magazines. In 2019, he published Bitter Leaves, a book on the tobacco industry. He is a member of the TerraProject collective.
Sabrina Ragucci
Ph. Giorgio Falco

Sabrina Ragucci

Sabrina explores the relationship between literature and photography. She writes about art for various magazines and newspapers. Often collaborating with Giorgio Falco, she recently created Flashover together with him (Einaudi, 2020). She has published a novel entitled Il medesimo mondo (The Same World – Bollati Boringhieri, 2020).
Stefano Cagol
Ph. Francesca Padovan

Stefano Cagol

He works in the fields of conceptual, environmental, eco, and Land Art. He won the Italian Council and has participated in the Venice, Curitiba, Xinjiang and Singapore biennials. Personal exhibitions have been dedicated to him by CCA in Tel Aviv, MA*GA in Gallarate, and ZKM in Karlsruhe.
Stefano Graziani
Ph. Margherita G.

Stefano Graziani

He lends his unconventional voice to contemporary artistic discourse. His works, exhibited internationally, are featured in monographic and collective publications and acquired from public and private collections.
Stephen Roach

Stephen Roach

Born in Australia, he has lived in Italy for 40 years, mostly in Tuscany. He has exhibited his photographs all over the world and works a lot on the importance of the relationship between humans and nature.
Vincenzo Pagliuca

Vincenzo Pagliuca

He was born in 1980. His artistic work is aimed at the land and the signs of human action on it, with particular attention to the landscape-architecture connection in rural areas and the Italian suburbs.
Vittorio Mortarotti

Vittorio Mortarotti

His work, exhibited in important international institutions, delves into the consequences of great events in history on private destinies. He has to his credit the publication of four monographs and the making of two documentary films.

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