THE JURY


The jury is made up of representatives of the worlds of international journalism and photography. Its task is to independently assess the material submitted, identifying the best Single Image, the best Photographic Story and the Project most deserving of the grant. The jury’s decisions will be motivated by criteria that include the quality of photojournalism, originality of the content, relevance to the themes and the mission of the award.


TIZIANA FERRARIO

JOURNALIST
JURY PRESIDENT

Italian journalist and writer Tiziana Ferrario worked for years as a presenter and foreign correspondent on RAI’s flagship news programme TG1. She has reported on wars and humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa, and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Ciampi. She also worked as a correspondent in New York, where she reported on the transition from the Obama presidency to the Trump administration. This experience led her to write Orgoglio e Pregiudizi (Pride and Prejudices), published by Chiarelettere, about the female pushback against harassment and discrimination in the US. 2020 saw the publication of her new book Uomini è ora di giocare senza falli (Men, it’s time to play without cheating), also published by Chiarelettere, on the need for the genders to work together to achieve a fairer society. In 2006 her book Il Vento di Kabul (The Kabul Wind) about the Afghan conflict and the troubled reconstruction following the War on Terror, was published by Baldini Castoldi Dalai.


MARTINA BACIGALUPO

PICTURE EDITOR and PHOTOGRAPHER

After studying philosophy and literature in Genoa, Italy, she moved to East Africa where she worked for 10 years as a freelance photographer, collaborating with numerous magazines, foundations and international organizations. Her work, which has consistently examined the visual dynamics between Africa and the West, is today part of the Artur Walther Collection. A member of Agence VU in Paris, in 2010 she won the Canon Female Photojournalist Award. Since 2018, she has been picture editor at the French photojournalism magazine 6Mois. She  sat on the 2021 World Press Photo jury.


RENATA FERRI

PICTURE EDITOR

Italian journalist, since 2005 Chief Picture Editor at iO Donna, women's supplement of Il Corriere della Sera. From 2010 until 2018 she had the same position at Amica, the women’s monthly magazine of RCS Mediagroup and from 1991 to 2005 she was the director of photography at the Contrasto agency. She teaches at photography schools and runs specialist courses. She has been a member of many Italian and international juries, including two editions of World Press Photo (2011 and 2012) and from 2010 to 2015 she had a photography blog on ilPost.it. She has edited book projects and has curated solo and group exhibitions.


LARS LINDEMANN

PICTURE EDITOR

Director of Photography and deputy visual director at GEO and PM. After studying geography, history and educational science, he became a photo editor, photographer and curator. He freelanced for several magazines before joining GEO. In 2015 he became GEO magazine’s director of photography and deputy creative director. He has taught photo editing at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany, and curated numerous photo exhibitions. He has been on the jury of various national and international photo competitions, including World Press Photo. The work of Lindemann and his team has earned awards from the Lead Academy, the German Art Directors Club, as well as a Pictures of the Year International Award for best use of photography in a print magazine. He has been a member of the DGPH, the German Photographic Society, since 2019.


LUCA LOCATELLI

PHOTOGRAPHER

An Italian photographer and film-maker who focuses on the interactions between people, science-technology and the environment, the aim of his work is to contribute to a discussion about our future on the planet. Since 2011, he has documented the most promising technological solutions to the critical environmental issues of the 21st century. He produces his stories in collaboration with journalists, environmentalists, and scientists in order to further contextualize his research. He is a National Geographic Magazine photographer and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, and GEO Germany. His work has been exhibited in important venues including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum-NYC, SCoP, Shanghai Center of Photography, Somerset House-London, Les Rencontres d'Arles, and Visa pour l'Image. In 2004 he became a founding partner of a non-governmental organization that contributes to the protection of 6,000 hectares of tropical forest in the Amazon. He has won numerous prizes, including the 2020 World Press Photo in the Environment Stories category, and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

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TIZIANA FERRARIO

JOURNALIST
JURY PRESIDENT

Italian journalist and writer Tiziana Ferrario worked for years as a presenter and foreign correspondent on RAI’s flagship news programme TG1. She has reported on wars and humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa, and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Ciampi. She also worked as a correspondent in New York, where she reported on the transition from the Obama presidency to the Trump administration. This experience led her to write Orgoglio e Pregiudizi (Pride and Prejudices), published by Chiarelettere, about the female pushback against harassment and discrimination in the US. 2020 saw the publication of her new book Uomini è ora di giocare senza falli (Men, it’s time to play without cheating), also published by Chiarelettere, on the need for the genders to work together to achieve a fairer society. In 2006 her book Il Vento di Kabul (The Kabul Wind) about the Afghan conflict and the troubled reconstruction following the War on Terror, was published by Baldini Castoldi Dalai.



EMMA BOWKETT

PICTURE EDITOR

Emma Bowkett is the Director of Photography for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine, where she has worked since 2009. She was a key part of a small creative team that overhauled the visual style of the magazine for its relaunch in 2010. She has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, the Peckham 24 Festival in London and the PhotoEast Festival, for which she was co-director in 2018. She is a visiting university lecturer and regularly takes part in portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and international awards events. She is a member of Magnum Photos Professional Practice, which supports young and emerging photographers, and is a previous winner of the Firecracker Contributors Award, which honours women who have had a substantial impact on the photography industry. She is co-curator of a dedicated Financial Times supplement and day of special events as part of Photo London.



MANILA CAMARINI

PICTURE EDITOR

Manila Camarini, who was born in Milan in 1973, has worked in journalism since 2003. Her career began as a photographic agent, collaborating with some of Italy’s leading publications. She went on to become picture editor for Mondadori’s Panorama Travel and for Condé Nast Traveller. In 2003 she became chief picture editor of La Repubblica’s weekly supplement D, where she also manages the photographic department. Throughout her distinguished career she has made a substantial contribution to training, nurturing and establishing some of the contemporary crop of photographers, documentarists and other talents in the field of journalism. In November 2014 she was also made chief photo editor of D Lui, La Repubblica’s supplement for men. She is often invited to be a jury member at Italian and international photography awards and portfolio reviews at the leading Italian national festivals. Manila shares her expertise as a photo editor teaching at workshops, conferences and open lessons.



DAVIDE MONTELEONE

PHOTOGRAPHER

Davide Monteleone, who was born in 1974, is an artist and photographer who works on long-term independent projects, using photography, video and text. He focuses on social issues, exploring the relationship between power and the individual. He’s also known for his interest in the former Soviet Union and his publications include: Dusha, Russian Soul in 2007, La linea inesistente in 2009, Red Thistle in 2012 and Spasibo in 2013. His projects have earned him prestigious accolades such as three World Press Photo Awards (in 2007, 2009 and 2011), the Aftermath Grant, the European Publisher Award for Photography and the Carmignac Photojournalism Award. He has created installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries all over the world, including the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Saatchi Gallery in London, MEP in Paris and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In 2019 he was appointed a Fellow of the National Geographic Society.



AMI VITALE

PHOTOGRAPHER

Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and staff photographer for National Geographic Magazine. She has travelled to more than 100 countries, documenting not only scenes of violence and conflict but also the surreal beauty and enduring power of the human spirit. She has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria and even disguised herself as a panda in order to get closer to these shy animals. The essence of her work has always been to “live the story.” In 2009, after having completed a heart-rending project on the transport and release into the wild of one of the world’s last white rhinos, she decided to turn her attention to the most pressing issues concerning the environment and wildlife. She is one of the founding members of Ripple Effect Images and is part of the Alexia Foundation’s Photojournalism Advisory Council. Ami currently lives in Montana and frequently shares her experience and expertise at workshops throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.


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