Archiminimal Photography Challenge 2019 – The Jury

Massimo Santinello
Massimo Santinello

He was born in Padua in 1957 where he currently lives; he is involved in research and teaching in the area of ​​Community Psychology at the Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialization at the University of Padua. Passionate about photography and audiovisual photography, he has worked as a clinical photographer for about 10 years at the Institute of Plastic Surgery of the University of Padua. Graduated in Psychology, he has been attending the Antenor Photographic Group (BFI) in Padua since 2007, exhibiting in some personal and collective exhibitions. For over 10 years he has been using the Photovoice technique as a research-action-participated tool to promote social change; the results are documented in scientific articles published in national and international journals. Co-author of the volume: Photovoice. From the photo shoot to the social action, published by Franco Angeli. Within the Horizon 2020 project, he has recently coordinated a Photovoice activity that has taken place in 9 European countries.


Lorenzo linthout
Lorenzo Linthout

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“.

Anna 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.

Andrea Rossato

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 (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.



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