Cesare Colombo

(Milan, 1935 – January 18, 2016) He was the protagonist of Italian photography and visual communication scene for over fifty years. He alternated his work with a continuous research on historical images that produced memorable anthologies and exhibitions. In his photos, collected in the volumes Milano: Veduta Interna (Alinari, 1990), Life Size, Photos 1956-2006 (Ed. Imagna 2009) his main focus is on people and their role in contemporary society.

Tony Gentile

Based in Palermo, he is the author of the iconic, award-winning photo of Judges Falcone and Borsellino, icons of the war against mafia. Since 2003, he has been staff photographer at Reuters. Reporter and politician, he has also documented the journeys of John Paul II and the elections of Benedict XVI and of Pope Francis.

Matteo Maggiore

He was born in 1984. He graduated in Economics at the Catholic University of Milan but he has begun his career as a copywriter in Spain, at Bassat Ogilvy & Mather. He later returned to Italy, in Milan, to work at Saatchi & Saatchi and, in 2011, joined BBDO as a senior copywriter and supervisor. He won important national and international creativity prizes while working for clients such as Carrefour, P&G, Telecom, Nike, Rolling Stone Magazine, Sky, TIM and Mercedes Benz. In February 2014, he has been selected as Executive Board Member of the Italian Art Directors Club.

Cinzia Ferrara

Cinzia Ferrara

AIAP’s Vice President since 2009, architect and researcher in Industrial Design, she is a visual communication designer, researcher and lecturer in Palermo and Catania. She has curated, among the others, graphic projects for the UN, the Dutch Embassy, ​​the Biondo Stabile Theater in Palermo, the Riso Regional Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily, the Regional Province of Palermo. She writes essays in Italy and abroad, publishes volumes on design, curates and organizes conferences, exhibitions and workshops.

Laura Leonelli

She is photography editor for the Il Sole 24 Ore’s cultural supplement. Among the various initiatives, she curated the exhibition of “Imagina: Epoca’s Great Photographers Describe the World” (catalog by Leonardo Editore), and “Mauro Galligani, Soldier” (catalog by Peliti Associates). She wrote the travel book “Siberia for two. Mother and daughter along the Enisej”, (Feltrinelli), and the reportage “Lem. The Inititatory Journey of a Little Buddha” (Contrasto).

Laura Serani

Laura Serani is an editor and author, who cooperates with institutions, festivals and publishing houses on an international level. Since 2015, she has been president of the panel of judges for photography at Fondation Les Treilles in Paris. She has also been an artist representative of the Mois de la Photo in Paris, artistic director of the Rencontres de Bamako, the African biennial of photography, and editor for the Fotografia Europea exhibition in Reggio Emilia. Moreover, she used to be director of the Galeries Photo et numériques and of the photo collection of Fnac in Europe, Brazil and Taiwan. Laura wrote several books and cooperated with different cultural organisations (e.g. la Maison Européenne de la Photographie, l’Institut Italien de culture in Paris and the MAMM – Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow). She lives and works in Paris.

Alberta Cuccia

She graduated in Contemporary Art history at La Sapienza and has been working as a freelance photographer and photography consultant. Alberta used to be photo editor of Casamica, the imonthly insert magazine of Il Corriere della Sera, and currently works as photo editor for Rolling Stones Italy. Her masters were, among others, Giovanni Gastel, Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman.

Vincenzo Vigo

He was creative director for several famous Italian and international agencies, such as Armando Testa, Young&Rubicam, Red Cell and Leagas Delaney. He created some successful campaigns and formats: “Denghiu” with Aldo Biscardi for De Agostini, “The Jumper” for Sammontana, Poltrona Frau “Portraits”, the “Lete Moments” for Acqua Lete. Even important names like Pasta Barilla, Martini and Tim are among his clients.

Maurizio Riccardi

Photographer, journalist and director of the AGRPress Group. He cooperates with the most important Italian press agencies in the photography industry, including Asca, Ansa, and AdnKronos. In 1979, he was awarded with the international “Fotogramma d’oro” (Golden frame award) thanks to the picture of the “Two Popes” – prophetic picture of passing the baton from Pope Lucani to Pope Wojtyla. As for communication through images, Maurizio is cooperating with important international companies, including EmI, Finmeccanica, Warner, Wind, and Eni.