FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome has selected ten particularly deserving finalists from almost all over the world: Drew Nikonowicz (US) Marco Lachi (IT), Lam Pok Yin Jeff & Chong Ng (SG), Stefanie Moshammer (AT), Nicola Nunziata (IT), Benedikt Partenheimer (DE), Zhao Qian (CHN), David Steinberg (US), Pascal Vossen (NL), Alba Zar & Sharon Ritossa (IT).
The finalists showed a highly complex and varied vision of the present. The theme was developed using different methodologies and sensitivity, allowing space for personal views and stories from small communities to emerge, focusing on the mechanisms of forming an identity. Current affairs of a more global aspect, such as the role of women in the Middle East or the issue of migration, were faced with extreme originality, making room for artistic research. There was also no shortage of investigatory research that would call into question the very practice of photographing and its mechanisms of production and use.