Gerry Badger

He is a photographer, architect and photographic critic. His works as a photographer have been exhibited in many exhibitions and collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Portland Art Mueseum, Portland, Orgeon, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Arts Council Collection, Great Britain, and The Bibliotheque Nationale , Paris. He has signed and published many essays. He is also co-authored with Martin Parr of The Photobook: A History

Jacopo Benassi

Photographer, he collaborates with magazines such as Rolling Stone, GQ, Wired Italy, ICON Panorama, Wired u.s.a, Riders, 11 Freunde, Crush Fanzine, Dapper Dan, Vice, Almaviva / Le Figàro, Gioia, Purple. In 2009 the 1861 United agency published a monumental monograph, “The Ecology of Image”. In 2011 he opened “talkinass paper and records” to produce magazines and live CDs by artists of the international underground scene. He has collaborated with several directors such as Paolo Sorrentino, Daniele Ciprì, Asia Argento. He lives and works between Milan and La Spezia.

Lorenza Bravetta

From January 2017 she is Advisor to Minister Dario Franceschini for the enhancement of the national photographic heritage at the Ministry of Heritage and cultural activities and tourism. Previously she was director of Camera – Center for photography. From 2011 to 2014 she was responsible for Magnum photos for continental Europe.

Marco Delogu

He is a photographer, curator and editor of photography. From July 2015 he is director of the Italian Institute of Culture in London. He founded and directed for fifteen years PHOTOGRAPHY – Rome International Festival and the Rome Commission project. In 2006 he also founded the Punctum contemporary photography publishing house. As a photographer, his research has moved from the portrayal of communities to an interior journey on nature. His latest works are The Nature of the Light, Suspended Light and Asinara.

Mirjam Kooiman

She is an art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, where she was responsible for shows including Ai Weiwei – #SafePassage, Daisuke Yokota – Matter, Awoiska van der Molen – Blanco, and the traveling Foam Talent exhibitions of 2015 and 2016. In 2017 she also initiated a series of collaborations with photography platforms in Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia in Foam’s project space Foam 3h, in order to create an exchange of cultural knowledge on photography discourses worldwide. She is currently researching how photography can relate to virtual realities, gaming and online experiences. Mirjam holds a BA in Art History and a MA in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam, with a special interest in postcolonial approaches in the arts and museum studies. She previously served as a curator in training at the photography collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. She has written for L’Internationale and she is a regular contributor to Foam Magazine.

Guy Tillim

He is a South African photographer mainly known for his work focusing on the turbulent regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Recently awarded the prestigious HCB Award set up by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson with his latest work Museum of the Revolution, he began his career as a photojournalist in the 80s as a member of the Afrapix, a group of photographers who openly opposed the Apartheid in South Africa.

Paolo Ventura

After doing several years for the fashion photographer in Italy he moved to New York where, with great dexterity, he began to create scenarios, often with recycled material, and then to photograph small theatrical sets where he staged miniature puppets always created by him, often dressed as soldiers or with clothes from past times. Thus photography becomes the final product of a chain of a creative process and Ventura thus becomes an “image builder”

Francesco Zanot

Photographic critic and curator, he has worked on exhibitions and publications with some of the most important Italian and international photographers, including Alec Soth (Triennale, Milan), Olivo Barbieri (Palazzo Ducale, Genoa), Takashi Homma (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa). Currently a Contrasto consultant for the exhibition activities and responsible for the educational activities of the FORMA Foundation for Photography, he is Professor of History of Photography at the IULM University of Milan.

Michele Ardu

He was born and raised in Sardinia. Despite the degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cagliari, in 2011 he moved to London to pursue his artistic career. Michele is a photojournalist photographer who deals mainly with cultural trends in our society. Some of his collaborations include CanonUk, Time out, la Repubblica, Italian Institute of Culture in London, Photovogue and National Geographic.

Maurizio Caprara

He is a journalist, editor of Corriere della Sera. From 2013 to 2015 he was Director of the Office for Press and Communication of the Quirinale. He worked for the Manifesto, the Corriere della Sera, first as a reporter, then as editor of the political service. Later he was a diplomatic correspondent for the newspaper in Via Solferino, where he returned after his experience at Colle

Davide Di Gianni

Professional printer specialized in traditional black and white, he has for some time extended his experience to the digital photography sector, collaborating with the big names in the photo-reportage and with the best Italian and foreign agencies.