JURORS

Richard Tuschman

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER
Head of the Jury

Richard Tuschman (b. 1956) began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. Tuschman holds a BFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and has been exhibited widely, both in the US and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, AIPAD in NYC, and the Photovisa Festival in Krasnodar, Russia. Tuschman’s projects have twice been selected to the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, he was a finalist for the New Orleans Photo Alliance Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2015 and 2016, and was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography in 2016. Richard Tuschman currently lives and works in New York City.

Olmo Amato

VISUAL ARTIST
Artistic Director

Olmo Amato graduated in Neurobiology at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. In addition to his studies he dedicated himself to photography and to the experimentation with digital manipulation techniques. As a photographer and filmmaker, Olmo creates fine art prints, works in post-production and teaches. In his works, mostly rendered in black and white, he integrates historical photographs with shots taken during his travels. His works have been selected and presented in festivals, galleries and contemporary art fairs. He has won the Setup 2018 prize as Best Artist under 35, the MalamegiLab 2018 prize and Tiziano Campolmi 2019 prize.
In 2015, together with Samuele Sestieri, he wrote and directed the film “I Racconti dell’Orso” (The Bear Tales), which was selected to compete at the 33rd Torino Film Festival, at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016 and numerous other Italian and international festivals.

Roberta Fuorvia

PHOTOGRAPHY CURATOR
Curator of the prize

Independent photography Curator. She was the Italian coordinator of the first edition of European Tour organized by Photo Workshop New York. She collaborated with Tribunali138 photojournalists’ studio by Luciano Ferrara (Napoli, Italy), curated “The Phone Book,” a solo exhibition by Robert Herman for the LO.FT gallery in Lecce (Italy) while collaborating there as a curator (2015-2016). In the last years, she has worked with internationally renowned professionals such as Richard Tuschman, Amber Terranova, Peter Funch, Elisabeth Biondi, Sylvia Plachy. She curated a series of exhibitions for the Naples International Airport. She also teaches editing and curating at Centro di Fotografia Indipendente and was for three years the house curator of Magazzini Fotografici. In 2017 she curated her first exhibition abroad (São Paulo, Brazil) with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture. In 2018 she was a part of Body Island Project where photography, dance and video are the narrating voices protagonists. In 2019 she founded Photo Words Lab: a course talks about the relationship between photographic image and text.

Sakie Miura

PHOTOGRAPHER

Sakie Miura is a photographer from Tokyo. She was born in Japan and moved to San Francisco for a college education. After graduating with a photography degree, she moved back to Japan and started her career as a freelance photographer in 2016. She collaborated with many magazines and companies, and was selected as one of “34 New Generation Photographers” on Commercial Photo magazine in 2017. In the following year, one of her advertising works was selected for the APA (Advertising Photographer’s Association) award. As a fine art photographer, she has a passion for film photography, particularly in large format, and still spends many hours in a darkroom. She has exhibited her work in various cities including Paris, Berlin and New York. In 2018 she had her first solo exhibition “APPLE BALL” in Tokyo and published her first photography book of the same title. Since 2019, she is based in Amsterdam.

Luisa Briganti

PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHER

Professional photographer and director of studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams di Roma (CSF Adams). She teaches in several masterclasses such as “General Photography,” “Reportage,” as well as “Dark Room” and “Ancients print techniques” applying her passion for analogue photography. Some of her exhibitions were: “Assolo Metropolitano – urban commuters after 9/11”, at the Italian Cultural Week 2004 in Beijing (China); “I luoghi della memoria – a homage to the life and work of Pierpaolo Pasolini” at the International Photography Festival of Rome (Italy) in 2006; “Passo a due – Clung to one another ecstasy is reached”, at the Prague Photo 2016 edition in Prague (Czech Republic), which was also shown in 2017 at the TAG – Tevere Art Gallery, in Rome; “Annuska” at the Prague Photo 2017 edition, and “Woman’s essence” at the Espace Commines in Paris (France) in 2017. Some works from “Passo a due” were selected to the collective exhibitions “Motion” at the Ph21 Gallery in Budapest (Hungry). A collective exhibition, “We Contemporary,” organized by Musa International Art Space featured some works from “Annuska”, both at the Palazzo Velli Expo in Rome and Kyiv (Ukraine). In collaboration with CSF Adams, she organized “Cascina Farsetti Art – photography and more,” a festival in the Villa Pamphili Park in Rome and “Rebirth – day” by Michelangelo Pistoletto, a photography installation for the collective artistic event in 2012-3, and also works as a mentor and curator of several projects and exhibitions. Since 2015 she offers artistic residences inside the CSF Adams structures in support of young and creative beginners. In 2017, she created KromArt Gallery in Parco dell’Appia Antica in Rome.

Francesca Anfosso

GALLERIST

The owner of Gallery 28 Piazza di Pietra. Born in Genoa, she has been living in Rome since 1987 where she graduated in Literature and Philosophy at Sapienza University. After studying and working in the publishing field, in 2012 she opened the 28 Piazza di Pietra gallery in the centre of Rome where she creates and, on several occasions, curates contemporary art exhibitions. In the artistic choices, she favours figurative painting and photography, devoting particular attention to the research and promotion of young Italian and international artists.

Andrea Ruggeri

PHOTOGRAPHER

Andrea Ruggeri was born in Rome. He collaborates with magazines and companies as a freelance photographer and videomaker. His pictures and videos have appeared in Vogue, Trussardi, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, L’Officiel, Brioni, Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic, L’Espresso, Geo, Gambero Rosso, Robb Report, Glamour, Class, Ansa, Repubblica, La Nación. He exhibited at “Festival Internazionale di Roma” of photography and at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. He is an NPS (Nikon Professional Service) photographer and currently lives between Rome and Milan.

Marco Spatuzza

POST PRODUCER/ FINE ART PRINTER

Marco Spatuzza (1980), graduated in Languages, Cultures and Institutions of the Mediterranean Countries at L’Orientale University Institute of Naples (Italy) with a thesis on “Photography as Historical Source.” In addition to his studies he dedicated himself to analog photography and development and printing techniques in the darkroom.
He combines his interest in contemporary history studies and photography at the Istituto Campano per la Storia della Resistenza where he reorganized the photographic archives following specialized training on the treatment of the photographic records in the archives and collaborated in the organization of documentary exhibitions.
In 2014 he opens a fine art printing studio, FUORI GAMUT – Officina di Stampa Fine Art, in Naples. A studio offers high quality digital printing services and provides support to artists and photographers with his expertise in the field of Giclée printing, color management and post-production.
Since 2016 he teaches “Advanced Digital Postproduction” at the Centro di Fotografia Indipendente in Naples.