The XV EDITION RICCARDO PEZZA EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE selected the folowing artists to participate to the exhibition:
Arianna Arcara, Giusi Fanella, Olivier Fermariello, Noemie Goudal, Annette Jonak, Bernd Kleinheisterkamp, Patricia Neligan, Sophie Von Herzogemberg
Exhibition will open in Triennale, Milano on January 23rd, 2010.
The opening will be preceded by a lecture about 'Young British Photography' held by Mr. David Chandler, Chief of Photoworks Birghton and by the presentation of Mario Cresci's book 'Future Images' - Motta Editore.
The Prize was instituted in 1995 in memory of Riccardo Pezza, a photographer prematurely died who completed his studies in photography at CFP Bauer in Milan.
Up until the sixth edition, the Prize, conceived by “Amici di Riccardo Pezza” (Friends of Riccardo Pezza), was open exclusively to students and alumni of the school, and organized by CFP Bauer. In 1999, the competition was opened on a national level, with the aim of promoting the production of young photographers and favouring the dialogue amongst the diverse experiences in the field of Italian photography. The opening of the prize on a national level was made possible thanks to the contribution of AL.B.UM, a cultural association of ex-photography students, professors, and friends of CFP Bauer and of the professional courses of Società Umanitaria.
As a result of today’s cultural integration and the mobility of the younger generations, the organizers of the Award believed it was time to open up the competition to a European level. The objective is to broaden the panorama of contemporary photography. The borders that define the notion of place, subject of a great number of artistic investigations, have considerably changed not only in terms of geography but also from a conceptual and ontological point of view.
Since 2003 the Triennale di Milano and since 2007 the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea provided the venue for the exhibition of the finalists as promoters of the Prize.
2009 Pezza’s Photography Prize exhibition will take place at Triennale di Milano. The theme of the work, pursuing continuity with the thematic choices made by Riccardo in his formative years, was, for the XV edition : NARRATING A PLACE