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Photo Valley. Marco Pesaresi Award 2022 for Contemporary Photography

by /// August 3, 2022
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The Marco Pesaresi Award 2022 for Contemporary Photography, which is in its 21st edition, is connected to the SI FEST, the Photography Festival in Savignano sul Rubicone. The prize was founded in honour of outstanding photographer from Rimini Marco Pesaresi to promote conceptdriven, innovative photo-reportage research and projects created in the context of- contemporary photography and visual culture.

Keen on photo-reportage

If you are highly passioned about photography, if you love to investigate reality, and if you were born after 1 January 1982, then we suggest you submit your work (even if it is still in the planning stage). Entry is free of charge. The award value is 5,000 euros gross shall be used to cover the general and/or related expenses of the project. Furthermore, the winner will exhibit his work within the 2023 edition of SI FEST.
The winner of the Marco Pesaresi Award will be officially proclaimed during the opening weekend of the 31st edition of SI FEST in Savignano sul Rubicone (September 9.10.11, 2022). The Award is granted by a jury, formed by Alex Majoli (Chair of selection panel), Mario Beltrambini (Savignano Immagini), Piero Delucca (Comune di Rimini), Giulietta Palumbo (Magnum Photos) and Andrea De Franciscis (Marco Pesaresi Award 2021 winner).

Delhirium Andrea De Franciscis, vincitore del Premio Marco Pesaresi 2021
Delhirium Andrea De Franciscis, vincitore del Premio Marco Pesaresi 2021

Created in 2002, a few months after Marco Pesaresi died, the award ranks among its winners photographers who have made a name for themselves internationally, starting with Majoli himself, who was awarded in the first edition.

How to enter the contest

Submissions will be accepted until Sunday 14 August 2022, 11.59 pm CET. To enter the competition, the official form must be filled in.
Further documentation is also required, including a description of the project; a short biography; a maximum of 20 photos in .jpg format. More information is available on the Call for Application.
The Marco Pesaresi Award for Contemporary Photography is organized by the Municipality of Savignano sul Rubicone in partnership with the Municipality of Rimini and in collaboration with cultural association Savignano Immagini

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