Denis Curti


Chief editor at the monthly Black Camera, artistic director at the Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice, artistic director of the Capri Photography Festival. He was also the founder, and now supervisor, of the postgraduate university master in photography, in a joint effort with NABA and FORMA Foundation. From 2005 to 2014, he was director at Contrasto Milano and Vice President of the Forma Foundation in Milan. For over 15 years, he was editor and photography critic at ViviMilano and Corriere della Sera. Expert in the photography collectible market in 2002-2003 he was the curator of the first photographic auctions at Sotheby’s in Milan. He is curator of exhibitions and photo exhibitions and author of several books on photography.

Benedetta Donato


is an independent curator and a board member of Fondazione Romano Cagnoni. In 2010 she was included in the list of Expert Consultants of Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione of MIBAC . Since 2012 she is a member of Progetto Donne e Futuro, in the Donne e arte section. In partnership with Giart she has curated exhibitions and publications for the photographer Maurizio Galimberti. During Palermo Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2018, she designed and curated the #18ESPLORAZIONI project at the Église Center of Visual Culture. She curated many publications: Malacarne by Francesco Faraci (2016), Humanscape by Giuseppe Mastromatteo, (2018), TokyoTsukiji by Nicola Tanzini (2018), Quello che resta by Alberto Gandolfo (2019). A portfolio reader and a member of national and international panels, she writes the Grand Photo Tour column for the magazine Il Fotografo.

Nikos Economopoulos

Reporter Magnum

was born in Greece. He studied law in Parma and began to work as a journalist. In 1998 he started working as a professional photographer, devoting himself to photo reportage in Greece and Turkey. He joined Magnum in 1990. His photographs are published on newspapers and magazines all over the world. He won the Mother Jones Award (san Francisco, CA) with a project about the Balkans. His book The Balkans was published in 1995 in New York City (Abrams) and in Athens. In the Nineties he started a project about border areas, mass migrations from Kosovo and ethnical minorities in Rome. In the year 2000 he received an assignment from the Aegean University of Athens for a book about Greek island life. His long-term project about Turkey was awarded with the Abdi Ipektsi Award (2001) for peace and brotherhood between the two populations. Nowadays, he organizes workshops around the world.

Sebastiano Leddi


is an independent publisher, he lives and works in Milan. In the early 2000 he studied at Scuola Civica Di Cinema, Televisione e Nuovi Media. He produced music videos, short films and documentaries. He was the light designer of the site-specific exhibition Dirty Corner by Anish Kapoor. Event organizer, he has built a wide network in the fashion and music system. In 2012 he worked for Management+Artists, a top caliber American photography talent management agency, organizing shoot productions around the world for big Italian fashion brands. In 2017 he founded his own consulting company, Leddi S.r.l., and continues to work in photo shoots and events for brands. In 2019 he founded Perimetro, a community magazine that follows the evolution of the city of Milan through images.

Barbara Silbe


lives and works in Milan. She is a journalist, a photographer and a photo editor. Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of EyesOpen! Magazine, a quarterly publication about visual culture, she works as a contributor for various newspapers and magazines, amongst which Il Giornale, Style, Il Fotografo, Auto Italiana, Arbiter, writing about culture, photography, technology and tourism. She is a teacher, curates events and exhibitions and is part of many national and international panels for photography awards. She studied Foreign Languages and Literature, but she has devoted herself to photography. Her blog, Nella splendida cornice, is hosted on the website of the newspaper Il Giornale.



Maurizio Cacioppo

1st place
Una piccola storia
Between memories, films and old photos...snapshots of a Life with the scent of coffee. Publicity...Passion...snapshots of happy moments...eternalize human stories that, after all, belong a little to everyone.

Diego Papagna

2nd place
Coffee painting
The images represent in an abstract way, three of the stages of coffee processing: DRYING, MIXING, and GRINDING made in these photographs using the fluid painting technique.

Andrea Rosselli

3rd place
Moka (Istruzioni d’uso)
- Fill the boiler (1) with cold water up to the level of the safety valve. - Insert the funnel filter (2) into the boiler (1). - Fill the funnel filter (2) with ground coffee, without pressing it down, taking care not to leave coffee powder on the rim of the coffee pot. - Screw the collector (3) to the boiler (1) and close it firmly. - Place the coffee pot on the heat source. - When the collector (3) is filled with coffee, remove the coffee pot from the heat source. - Remove it from the heat source once the coffee has been brewed.