Premio Marco Bastianelli 2018
Wednesday, May 30, from 11.30 to 14.00, the winners of the Bastianelli Prize will be awarded. The book heritage of MARCO BASTIANELLI PREMIUM goes to constitute a traveling fund that will be available to students of photography schools or spaces intended to host photography projects. This year the fund will be available in the library of Officine Fotografi di Roma.
The Marco Bastianelli 2018 Prize was awarded to Nicolò Degiorgis for his work at the penal institute of Bolzano-Bozen with the students of the photography course. The jury unanimously recognized in this volume the complete expression of a project in which Nicolò Degiorgis crosses very different practices and aims with great balance: the use of photography as a tool for social intervention, a reflection on the languages and genres of photography from a very unusual point of view, the coherence between editorial form and the author's vision.
In examining the books received and their value, the jury also decided to report with a special mention The April these 1917-2017 by Davide Monteleone. In the volume fiction, reportage, archive art, historical document merge in this work with absolute originality. Monteleone has critically and ironically mobilized the most innovative visual practices of contemporary photography to build a story that overcomes the barriers of genres and perhaps creates its own specific.
As a self-produced work, he was rewarded until you get back to earth with the photos of Valentino Barachini and Texts and copywriting by Matilde Vittoria Lariccia, a volume in 100 numbered and signed copies.
The work, in the graphic concept, in the quality of the images, in their sequential organization, conveys a communicative urgency that represents one of the peculiar features of an artistic work focused on self-production, where the direct contact between visual planning and proposal is evident. editorial.
In examining the books received and evaluating the high level of the proposals, the jury also decided to highlight two works worthy of mention: Spin-off by Luca Marianaccio for the attention to graphic quality and for the editorial concept and Priscilla Pallante with Plastic volume .II, Spectrum artist's book.