Marco Pinna is the editor of National Geographic Italy since the magazine started (1998). He is a photoeditor and a journalist who specializes in photography. He has been active in the world of photography for years. He participates in juries which give photographic awards for national and international competitions, runs photography and photoediting courses, participates in portfolio reviews throughout Italy, is curator and supervisor of photographic exhibitions and has offered on several occasions his advice to professional photographers for the production of photo books and for the preparation of competitions. He is the owner of the specialized blog "Fuori Fuoco" on the nationalgeographic.it website. He has always had an eye towards emerging photographers. E’ Direttore Artistico di Umbria World Fest 2017 e Presidente della Giuria del Premio Portfolio Umbria Photo Fest 2017.
Historian and critic of contemporary photographic arts
Born in Rome in 1966, Pieroni is an Historian and critic of contemporary photographic arts. He has been a professor of photography history and criticism for over 20 years, and teaches creative disciplines at Università di Roma-Sapienza e della Tuscia, Scuola Romana di Fotografia, Officine Fotografiche, IED - Moda and RUFA.
Curator and essayist, he has published a number of books on photography themes. Besides his latest book Portfolio! – Costruzione e lettura delle sequenze fotografiche (Postcart 2015), he is the author of Arti fotografiche del ‘900 (2010), Leggere la fotografia (2nd ed. 2006), Fotografia-Arte-Pensiero (2002), Fototensioni (1999). He has written for Aperture (New York), HotShoe (London), Eyemazing (Amsterdam), Muse (Milan), Around Photography (Bologna), FotoCult (Rome).
Cinzia Canneri has a degree in psychology and photography from the Marangoni Foundation of Florence, and a photojournalism masters acquired in Rome. Her interest is focused on social reportage intending to find the incidence of uneasiness in the intimacy and psychological life of people or community.
She is a curator of international fame photographers exhibitions, and has shown an unedited exhibition on a mental health hospital in Palermo of Letizia Battaglia.
Her photographs have appeared in various magazines such as Zoom, the People Photography, Photo and Lens, New York Times. Among her awards is the Prize for Canon Young Photographers, a scholarship for the Marangoni Foundation and POY (Pictures of the Year International), Award of excellence in the Science and Natural History Picture Story category
Senior Photoeditor di BURNmagazine
Senior Photoeditor at BURNmagazine and BurnDiary, Diego searches and selects the works to be published; he is the artistic director of Burn in print and @burndiary. Moreover, as an artistic and production director he deals with special projects - Emerging Photographer Grant, exhibitions - and editorial projects (BURNbooks).
Among his most recent publications: the new edition of Tell It Like It Is and the full replica of David Alan Harvey’s 1967 original edition, the book Death In Venice by Panos Skoulidas, EkinScapes by Ekin Kucuk (June 2016).
He has been the curator of several exhibitions, including BURN02 during HeadOn Festival in Sidney; ODO Yakuza by Anton Kusters in 2013/2014/2015 (Genk, Aalts, Rome, Montpellier, Liege, Hong Kong, Barcelona); BailBond by Clara Vannucci (Rome, Milan at Opera jail, and Florence) Working as the photo editor for BURNmagazine, he constantly takes part in Italian and international festivals for portfolio reviews, meetings and seminars, as well as running workshops and courses in several countries such as, in 2015, Doha for Al-Jazeera Media and Training Center, New York, and in 2016 Madrid for PHotoEspaña.He currently lives in Venice.
Criticism of Contemporary Art
Venetian, award-winning independent curator majored with a first class degree in Critic of Contemporary Art, she has studied in both Venice and Paris winning a University fellowship at Magnum Photos Paris’ archives. Over the past ten years she has worked as a producer for both exhibitions and books, supporting over sixty photographers including Koudelka and D’Agata. Francesca’s work is linked to the production of a number of projects for Magnum Photos, both in Paris and Milan at Camilla Invernizzi’s studio. Her recent works as a curator, writer and researcher include Shining in absence book (AMC - Kessels); Mother Nature (RVB - Kessels); Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi book (SPBH) and shows in Europe (Foam Museum in Amsterdam, CNA Luxembourg, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, in Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and at IMA Gallery Tokyo); Alex & Me by James Pfaff (Montanari), Alex & Me – Coda by James Pfaff (Montanari) 2018. Francesca teaches artist development in Milan at Officine Fotografiche; she supports photographers in discovering their own identity and in building the concept and the layout of their book and exhibition. Her texts and curatorial works are published internationally by RVB, AMC, SPBH, Trolleybooks, Silvana Editrice, Montanari and Witty Kiwi.
In 2015 with the “Until Proven Otherwise / On the Evidence of the First Photos”, exhibited at Format Festival, she won the Paul Hill Exposure FORMAT15 Award. The project is a body of “archaeological research” aiming to prove the authenticity of commonly accepted First Photos. The exhibition became an Open Air Museum and an Urban Intervention. Large prints historical photographs were woven into the urban environment, firstly in Bari in 2015, invited by Planar and than at Puntasecca in 2016 for Gazebook Festival. In November 2016 the project was exhibited with a new installation at the Wroclaw Museum to celebrate the European Capital of Culture. The obsession of the First Time continues in her curatorial practice with the project Everything has its First Time where Francesca digs up many archetypes of our contemporary society and transforms archival materials into conceptual art. Her new works include the exhibition Quantum Pixel at Brighton Festival of Art in 2016, the video Secret Communication at London Photo Fair 2016, Venice Film Festival 2016, Photo Saint Germain, Paris 2017, Fabrica x Aquagranda at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Gallery, Venice 2016 the video Ca’ Pesaro’s women commissioned and presented at Ca’ Pesaro, Museum of Modern Art of Venice, 2017. In September 2017 she was invited to do an audio performance for the collective POIUYT at UNSEEN Festival. She curated and designed Alex & Me solo show by James Pfaff at the Street Level Photoworks Gallery during the Festival Glasgow International 2018 and the new book Alex & Me - Coda. She currently lives between London and Venice where she has been leading a group of curators and archival researchers at Fabrica
Born in San Salvatore Telesino (BN), during the late 1980s she moved to New York, where she graduated in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the International Center of Photography (ICP). Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the United States, and published in national and international periodicals such as Catalogo Magazine, Das Magazin, D-donna, Marie Claire, Liberation, The Guardian. She has received many scholarships and residences, including New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship 1998 The Atelier de Visu, Marseille, France, 2001; CASE Media Fellowship, University of Texas, El Paso 2002; Fund for Creative Communities, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council of 2003. She teaches in Rome and at the International Photography Center in New York.
Since the mid-2000s, she regularly holds workshops and conferences for several specialized institutions such as the International Photography Center and The Empire State College in New York; Spazio Labo, Limes, in Italy. She held reportage courses at Scuola Romana di Fotografia in Rome, 2006-2015. Since 2013 she has arranged an annual masterclass “Shooting from Inside” at Officine Fotografiche in Rome. Lina was a member of Fotoleggendo 2013/2014 /2015, being the curator of exhibitions by Morten Andersen, Birgitte Grignet, Jason Eskenazi, Katrien De Blauwer.
She worked as the curator for the exhibition “Percorsi Atemporali – memoria, sofferenza e probematicità sociale” for the annual festival “Obbiettivo Donna 2013”. She has served as a jury member for several photography competitions. She is artistic director of the Sicilian photo book festival “Gazebook” 2015/2016. In 2014 she was awarded Osvaldo Buzzi Award at “Trofei Internazionali della Fotografia BN”
Mario Spada, photographer, has been working in the Neapolitan area since 1996. He has collaborated with important Italian agencies such as Grazia Neri, Contrasto and Alinari.
In 2001 he won the "Canon young photographers" award with Neapolitan Ultras reportage and the award of the Savignano Photography Festival "Portfolio in Piazza", with reportage about combat trained pitbulls.
As a stage photographer, he took part in the film shooting "Gomorra" and "Il Giovane Favoloso".
He collaborates with the best Italian and international newspapers, has published for various publishers, and has exhibited in Europe and the United States.
In 2013 he founded the ‘Centro di Fotografia Indipendente’, an association to promote photography in Naples.
In 2016 he exhibited at Maxxi in the project "Extraordinary Visions, L’Italia ci guarda".
In 2017 he exhibited "Once upon a time in Hollywood" in the former villa (now a recovery center for children with motor problems) of the Mafioso crook Walter Schiavone, with a piece made in the same villa in 2005.
He has exhibited with the following artists: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Letizia Battaglia, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Massimo Berruti, Tommaso Bonaventura, Maurizio Cattelan, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, Tano D'Amico, Franco Fontana, Giovanni Gastel, Luigi Ghirri, Nan Goldin, Guido Guidi, Jenny Holzer, Armin Linke, Francesco Jodice, Mimmo Jodice, Ugo Mulas, Catherine Opie, Paolo Pellegrin, Ferdinando Scianna, Ahlam Shibli, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cathrine Yass.
photo editor per Internazionale
Maysa Moroni is an Italian photo editor, born in Milan but living in Rome since 2003.
She works for the independent weekly magazine Internazionale, which publishes the world quality press translated into Italian.
Before Internazionale she attended Riccardo Bauer photography school in Milan, travelled across the world as an assistant photographer, worked for Franca Speranza photography agency, Contrasto photojournalism agency and she was a photo editor for L’Espresso Editorial Group and Left Avvenimenti weekly magazine. She run an advanced photo editing class organized by Internazionale at LUISS University in Rome, was the jury president for G. Tabò prize during Fotoleggendo, and she sometimes gives lectures about her job and the process of making the Internazionale cover magazine. She is interested in viewing photojournalism and long-term projects.
Laura de Marco
Laura De Marco is the co-founder and co-director of Spazio Labo’, a cultural center for photography founded in Bologna in 2010. At Spazio Labo’ she is also responsible and curator of exhibitions and cultural events; she is a professor at the school, teaches classes on contemporary photography languages, curatorial practices, project development, editing and book making; she is responsible for the educational program Photo Workshop New York and for the independent publishing project Edizioni Labo’; she is also the communication coordinator of the activities center. She collaborates with different international photography festivals as a portfolio reviewer and jury member. Past collaborations include SI Fest, Foiano Fotografia, Photo Vogue Festival, Riaperture Festival, Bursa Festival (Turkey), Toronto Festival (Canada).
She is one of the artistic committee of SI FEST 2018 members.
In her spare time, she works on personal photographic projects, with a special interest for the concept of time and the relation between humankind, nature and urban environment; she also enjoys spending time with her dogs and playing music
photo editor National Geographic France
Born in Genova where she studied and started her career as a photographer and professor assistant of the Applied Photography course at the University of Genova, Architecture department. She moved to Paris in 2010, where she worked for different photo agencies (Magnum Photos, Parallelozero) and as freelancer for several editorials and exhibition projects. Since 2012 she is the photo editor of the French edition of National Geographic and the new National Geographic Traveler magazine (released in 2016). She attends different international photo festivals as a portfolio reviewer and as a jury member of photo contests
photo editor Marie Claire
Born in Milan, she has always been intrigued by everything expressed through images. After high school he wrote film reviews for magazines and studied art history at the university. At the same time he develops a strong interest in photography which soon translates into a profession. He worked in the editorial board of the Photo magazine and later became head of the Carla Sozzani gallery in Milan.
Since 2003 he is photo editor of the magazine Marie Claire, where he publishes a huge variety of works, from classic reports to those of innovative language up to Fine Art portfolios, and a great variety of authors, from beginners to photojournalists and photographers. Best known worldwide. He writes texts, presents exhibitions and books, is a guest of photography courses as a photo editor and participates in conferences as a speaker; is invited to take portfolio readings at many festivals and as a jury member of international awards.ù