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.
He wrote the entry on “Curiosity” for the Zingarelli Dictionary because he is convinced that curiosity is the driving force for the world and the best companion in life. A journalist and writer, he began his career as a parliamentary reporter for the Ansa agency, then served as the US correspondent, and edited the newspapers La Stampa and La Repubblica. He has written seven books: the first was Spingendo la notte più in là, while the most recent is Quello che non ti dicono. He is dedicated to experimenting with new forms of journalism and fiction, as he is convinced that technology doesn’t kill information so much as multiply the possibilities for spreading it. He has a weekly newsletter called Other/Stories and runs Chora Media, of which he is a co-founder.
She is the visual editor at Vanity Fair Italy. She started working in Italian magazine publishing at a very young age, starting as assistant photo editor at D-La Repubblica delle Donne, a supplement to the newspaper Repubblica. She later entered the world of photo agencies, becoming assignment editor at the Grazia Neri agency and collaborating with numerous Italian newspapers. She then returned to women’s magazines as photo editor of Elle, Myself and Vanity Fair. Alice is also involved in video, writes about photography and gives portfolio readings, lectures and workshops.
SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR
Andreas Trampe is based in Hamburg and has a long photographic history. He began his career as a photo trainee, and went on to work as a freelance photojournalist for German newspapers and magazines including Bunte and Bild am Sonntag. In 1996, Andreas started working at Stern magazine. He was appointed Deputy at the Picture Desk before becoming the Director of Photography for 19 years. Since February 2019, he has been the publication’s Senior Picture Editor. He is one of the founders of the “Hamburg Portfolio Review” and the “Stern-Young Photography” program, which each year gives a student a one-year staff photographer position at the magazine after graduation.
HEAD OF CONTENT
Kathryn Cook grew up in New Mexico and studied journalism and photography at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her professional career started with the Associated Press in Panama, after which she went freelance, working for a variety of international media. In 2006 she moved to Istanbul where she began her long-term project “Memory of Trees” which explored the remains and traces of the Armenian Genocide. It was published in 2013 by Le Bec en l’Air, and was the subject of an exhibition at Mucem in Marseille. Kathryn currently leads the content production team at the International Committee of the Red Cross where she is applying her experience to help the organization hone a distinct eye and voice when covering critical humanitarian issues. She has a Master’s in sustainability, with thesis research on food security and armed conflict, and a professional certificate in natural resource management and sustainable ecosystems. Kathryn lives in Geneva with her husband and two daughters.
PHOTOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR
Paolo Woods was born in The Hague to Dutch and Canadian parents. He grew up in Italy, lived in London, Paris, Haiti and the Ivory Coast and is now based in Florence. Paolo Woods ran a photography gallery and a laboratory before turning to documentary photography. He works on long-term projects that blend photography with research. He is the author of eight books and his projects are regularly featured in the main international publications with reviews in The New York Times, Le Monde and The Guardian, to name but a few. He has had solo exhibitions in France, the United States, Italy, Switzerland, China, Spain, Germany, Holland and Haiti, and has been involved in numerous group shows around the world. His pictures appear in private and public collections including the Musée de l’Elysée, Unipol, the French National Library, FNAC, the Sheik Saud Al-Thani collection and the Servais collection. He has received various prizes including two World Press Photo awards. He is the co-founder of RIVERBOOM, a collective and publishing house that explores the limits of photographic language. In 2022, he was appointed artistic director of Cortona on the Move, Italy’s main photography festival.