Who We Are

Giovane Fotografia Italiana (Young Italian Photography) is a Municipality of Reggio Emilia project promoting the discovery and showcase of emerging photography talents in Italy. Currently in its eighth edition, the format includes a free-of-charge Open Call for artists under 35 years of age, who are invited to submit photographic series in line with the concept of each year. At the heart of the project is the idea of approaching photography as artistic research. An international commission selects the works that, receiving a financial reward, are produced and shown in a collective exhibition in the European Photography program in Reggio Emilia. Since 2018, the Young Italian Photography Award is connected to a cash reward presented to the best artist out of seven finalists. Since 2012, the works of over seventy photographers who took part to Young Italian Photography have been collected.

Promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and by a network of international partners, Young Italian Photography is a project curated by Daniele De Luigi, supported since 2018 by Ilaria Campioli.

With the contribution of the Emilia-Romagna Region (as part of Emilia 2020-2021) and REIRE srl.

The Eighth edition of Young Italian Photography is part of the partnership of the municipality of Reggio Emilia with the municipality of Cortona, “Emerging Photography in Italy”, co-financed by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Youth Policies and the Universal Civil Service and ANCI – National Association of Municipalities of Italy as part of the “Synergies” public call.

Young Italian Photography Team

Coordination by the Cultural Services Area, Municipality of Reggio Emilia
Giordano Gasparini (until February 2021)

Head of UOC Cultural Services, Municipality of Reggio Emilia
Lara Bocconi
Giovanna Righi (until October 2020)

Ilaria Campioli and Daniele De Luigi

Organization & Content Editing
Roberta Conforti, Daniela Console

Patrizia Paterlini
with Angela Cervi and Anna Orlandelli

Graphic Design
Antonella Cipressini

Staging Design
Francesca Monti

Rossana Capiluppi

Monica Saracca

Lorena Micacchi

Social Media
Giulia Sannia

Photographic Documentation
Renza Grossi

Registration Office
Enrica Cocchi

Collaborators of previous editions
Stefania Carretti, Virginia Cipressi, Francesca Menditto, Diletta Pignedoli, Marlea Zampino

The Venue

The Cloisters of Saint Dominic

Chiostri di San Domenico a Reggio Emilia