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Born in Rome in 1956, he spends his life between Abruzzo and Apulia where he works as an agricultural entrepreneur. He has grown his passion for photography since he was 7 years old and he has traveled all over the world, collecting memories, feelings and impressions from his several journeys in several reportage works. In 1994 he was awarded at the Petrus World Report, a national photo-reportage competition In 2004 he was awarded the grand jury prize in the Italian Touring Club competition on “High Definition of the Italian Countryside”. In 2006 he was one of the 5 authors selected for the Chatwin Award: Walking around the world with two videos, a story and a photographic portfolio on the Omo river peoples in Ethiopia, exhibited in Genoa at the Museo del Castello d’Albertis. He has worked with many non-profit humanitarian organizations to document intervention projects in South America and Africa. In 2004 he was among the curator of the exhibit Brazil: the hope of a people that has not stopped dreaming., part of the project Humanists in the World,. He is a depositary and editor of the family historical photographic archive which includes over 10,000 negative and plate images and has donated part of this material to the Museum of the Territory of Foggia, which exhibits it on a permanent basis. With the same museum and the Department of Culture of the Province of Foggia, he edited and staged the historical-photographic exhibitions Nave Etruria in the Americas and La Quarta shore, recovering and reprinting the photographic plates of his grandfather, dating back to the early ‘900. These exhibitions have had various cycles of exposure throughout Italy. He is currently a member of theBFI EFI FotocineClub in Foggia of which he has been also vice president. With Elio Carrozza and Giovanni Torre he promoted the Anime Salve project linked to the issue of migrations that, with an exhibition and two photographic volumes, toured Italy. Over the years he has overseen the preparation of about 70 photographic exhibitions and he has always been committed to promote photography in all its forms and meanings.
He was born in 1974 in Verona, the city where he lives. He start taking pictures at the age of sixteen; at the age of twenty four he graduated from the “Biagio Rossetti” Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ferrara. He combines his studies with the concept of photography portraying silence in the urban jungle through a constant work of subtraction, to bring it back to a lexical sobriety, to an absence of structural noise and stylistic redundancy; his images are very far from reality and are characterized by the absence of any visual disturbance and everything that belongs to reality, cleaned and stripped of any contextual trace and excess of form. In his photographic vision, architecture appears “silent and quiet”, sometimes illuminated by the light of the sky, which often becomes an aseptic background and represents the silence that has the task to enhance the empty space. Recently his photographs have been on display in over one hundred personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland, England, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania. Since 2012 he has collaborated with the American agency Art + Commerce based in New York, since 2014 with the magazine “A. V. – Verona”. In February 2017 he published his first book “Architectural visions“.
ANNNA RITA RApanà
Anna Rita Rapanà was born in Salento in 1973 and currently lives in Emilia-Romagna. She inherited the creative vein from her father Carlo, who was a sculptor. She graduated from the Liceo Artistico in the architecture section and her first work involved her in the restoration of the Cathedral’s Propylaea and the facade of the Carmine Church in Lecce. She then decided to undertake clinical and community psychology studies, graduating in Padua in 2007 and participating in a research on the Psychology of Perception, developing a thesis on how the area affects the perceived colors. Always passionate about art and communication phenomena, in 2012 she decided to move from the theoretical study of photography as an expressive medium to the practice of photographic technique applying daily with passion and committment to different genres. Recently her photographs have been on display in several national exhibitions, in 2017 she was awarded the Artribune prize for the Architettureversoilcielo competition. She has also focused on more conceptual projects such as her Portfolio The Indispensable ephemeral, taking part to the Festival of Philosophy. She is part of the Archiminimal Photography social group where she reviews and awards architectural photographs submitted by users. She is also in charge to manage the ArchiMinimal Lab, where she is responsible for the didactic path. She is currently enrolled in the master’s degree in advertising, digital communication and business creativity. Her idea of photography is that of a multiple expressive and catalysing dimension of meanings, capable of creating a dialogue between oneself and the surrounding world and then again between the image and those who benefit from it. What should emerge in photography should be the ability to deconstruct and restructure alternative and / or possible visions, linking the outside world and experience with a more personale and intimate reality. Self-taught, she is trained through the daily work of many authors, whom she considers to be teachers, with whom every sharing, discussion, becomes an opportunity for growth.
Born in Udine in 1969, despite having recently started to photograph, he has already won important international awards. The World Photography Organization awarded him the title of Best Italian Open Photographer in 2015. In the same year he won the “National – Italy Award” for the Sony World Photography Awards. In 2016 he was awarded 3rd classified in the Professional Art Candid category at the Sony World Photography Awards and included in the shortlist of the Professional Sport category at the Sony World Photography Awards in 2017. In 2015 he also won the first place in the Architecture, Industrial category of prestigious IPA award. After scientific-technological studies, professional activity in the world of IT first and professional training then, becomes General Coordinator at a Professional Training Organization and since 2014 he has also dealt with aspects related to photography, reportage, events, photography for institutional communication and teaching. He continues to work as head of course planning and management at Civiform soc.coop.soc. (Professional Training Organization), where he also writes publications and is official photographer for the company’s events. His field of action is architecture photography, but his passion for photography has led him to challenge also other genres. He continues to study photography, always looking for new styles of communication and for the development of his style.