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.
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.
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.
After a degree in Advertising Communication and Design, he starts collaborating with various communication agencies, as Art Director. In 2007 he founded and directed the independent Track Magazine, dedicated to creative writing, photography, and graphic novels.
He devoted himself completely to photography in 2010 and joined a part of the 001 Collective in Rome, where he collaborated in the creation of Fanzine 001 and in the organization of numerous exhibitions and events with national and international authors. In 2016 he created Yogurt Magazine, of which he is Editor-in-Chief and Curator. He also takes care of the productions of the Yogurt publishing house and is the Art Director of the Yogurt Creative Agency: a creative agency that deals with editorial design and communication. Since 2019 he is the co-founder of the Paper Room in Rome, a bookshop focused on independent photography and editorial design. With Yogurt, over the years, he has curated several authors and editorial projects.
He is co-curator with Francesco Zizola and Sara Alberani, for the three-year period 2020-2022, of the research project Garbatella Images funded by the municipality of Rome. Since 2021 he has been the Artistic Director of Charta: a photographic book festival. The Rome festival dedicated to photographic books and contemporary photography, supported by the Ministry of Culture.
Parisa Aminolahi (Tehran, Iran) based in the Netherlands since 2008, is a freelance filmmaker, photographer and painter. She studied theatre stage design (BA) and animation (MA) at University of Art in Tehran and documentary filmmaking (MA) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work covers a spectrum of themes such as displacement, exile, homeland, family and childhood memories, utilizing childhood and old family photographs, self‐portraits and her own family members as her subjects. Her mediums range from photography, documentary filmmaking, animation, painting and mixed media.
She is grant recipient of The Firecracker Photographic Grant, The Netherlands Film Fund, GUP New Dutch Photography Talent of the year and One World Media Student Film Bursary. Her dummy book, Tehran Diary, was shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award 2021, BUP Book Award 2020 and PHmuseum 2019 Women Photographers Grant. She had screenings and exhibitions locally and internationally.
Parisa Aminolahi is represented by Ag Galerie and is a member of Women Photograph.
Luisa Briganti is a photographer and curator based in Rome where she directs Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams (CSF Adams) for the last 25 years. As a photographer, she had several solo exhibitions including: “Assolo metropolitano” on the occasion of the Italian Culture Week at Beijing University in 2004. “I luoghi della memoria – omaggio a Pier Paolo Pasolini” within the International Festival of Photography Rome, 2006 edition. In 2018, at the Castelnuovo di Porto Festival with “Robaccia”, in Budapest in 2019 with the solo exhibition “Passo a due”. As a curator, she organizes group exhibitions and artist residencies at CSF Adams, Prague Photo and in other local and international events including cascinafarsettiArt, which has become itinerant. In 2012/2013 she realized a project with the collaboration of the students of CSF Adams on the occasion of the participatory art event “Rebirth – day – Il giorno della rinascita” curated by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
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.
Krista Svalbonas holds a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Interdisciplinary studies. Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions including: the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston and Klompching Gallery and ISE Cultural Foundation in New York. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Cesis Art Museum in Latvia, the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in North Carolina and the Woodmere Art Museum and Temple University in Philadelphia. Recent awards include a Center for Photographic Art Artist Grant (2022), Baumanis Creative Projects Grant (2020), Rhonda Wilson Award (2017), Puffin Foundation Grant (2016) and a Bemis Fellowship (2015) among others. In 2022/23 Svalbonas had solo exhibitions of her series Displacement, at the Copenhagen Photography festival in Denmark, the Tallinn city museum in Tallinn, Estonia, Museum of Textile and Industry in Augsburg Germany and the National Museum in Vilnius Lithuania. She is an associate professor of photography at St. Joseph’s University. She lives and works in Philadelphia.