FUTURES | European Photography Platform

The 2020 selected artists

CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia is pleased to announce the five emerging artists for 2020selected as part of the European FUTURES programme (EPP – European Photography Platform): a platform supported by the European Union focusing on the mapping and support of emerging authors beyond national borders in order to increase scope for contact between them and the market.


The artists of the 2020 edition – the third year of project has been staged – have been selected by Walter Guadagnini, CAMERA director, and by Giangavino Pazzola, programme coordinator.


Again this year we give our enthusiastic welcome to the start of a project that places us in a dialogue with major European museums and institutions,” comments Giangavino Pazzola, “and thanks to which we have already managed to valorise the work of 11 emerging talents over the previous two editions. Every year we come up with new activities organised each time with the use of different methodologies, which meet the aim of promoting and consolidating the careers of these young artists. For the third edition we know that, because of the Covid emergency, we will have limits on international mobility; nevertheless, we are working to organise new opportunities, both in person and online, that will allow for the widespread promotion of their creativity.



The FUTURES 2020 talents:

 Marina Caneve (Belluno, 1988)
After studying photography at the KABK Royal Academy of Arts The Hague (NL) (2017) and Architecture at the IUAV in Venice (2013), Caneve experimented with the use of photography as an autonomous observation tool within an interdisciplinary research process. With the project Are They Rocks or Clouds? she won the Young Italian Photography Award at Fotografia Europea – Reggio Emilia (2018) and the Photobook Dummy Award at Cortona On The Move (2018). The relative book was published by Fw:books and OTM (2019), and went on to be classified among the winners of the Atlante Architettura Italiana competition promoted by MUFOCO and MiBAC (2019). In the same year, she was among the winners of the iAlp call for proposals promoted by the Museo Nazionale della Montagna (Turin), for which she created a new project that has become part of the Museum’s collection. In 2018 she was invited to take part in the Docking Station artists’ residency (Amsterdam) to develop Bridges are Beautiful: an ongoing research project into the freedom of movement in Europe. In the same year, she was commissioned a project for the ninth edition of Cavallino Treporti Fotografia. The project, with a text in six short chapters by Taco Hidde Bakker, was published in the catalogue The Shape of Water Vanishes in Water, A+Mbookstore edizioni (2018). Since 2019, she has also taught on the IUAV Master in Photography (IUAV University, Venice).


Camilla Ferrari (Milan, 1992)
After graduating in Media Studies, she studied photography at the Italian Institute of Photography in Milan. Ferrari’s multimedia research mixes still and moving images to analyse the emotional and physical relationship between human beings and their surrounding environment, reflecting on perception and the power of silence.
Her work has been published in National Geographic, NPR, US News, The Culture Trip, CNN, 6Mois, InsideOver and Elle Decor Italia, among others. She is a member of Women Photograph. In 2020 she was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass held by World Press Photo, while in 2019 she was selected by PDN as one of the 30 emerging talents worldwide as well as by Artsy as one of their ‘20 Rising Female Photojournalists’. In 2018, she attended the Nikon NOOR Masterclass in Turin, the Canon Student Development Programme at Visa Pour l’Image and was shortlisted for the WMA Hong Kong Commission Grant.


Camillo Pasquarelli (Rome, 1988)
Interested in long-term projects through a combination of the anthropological approach and the photographic medium, Pasquarelli has worked at length in the Kashmir Valley (India) over the past five years, first documenting the political conflict between the population and the Indian administration, and then trying to explore a more personal and oneiric approach to the issue. Selected for FOAM Talent (2020), Pasquarelli has been shortlisted for the PH Museum Grant, awarded Best Emerging Talent for the Gomma Grant, and received the Student Grant of the Alexia Foundation and the B&W LensCulture B&W Award, before being shortlisted once more at the Unseen Dummy Award. His photographs have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Europe, USA, Asia and Oceania, and published in Time, Der Spiegel, Polka, National Geographic,Internazionale, BuzzFeed, Mashable, Vanity Fair and many other international publications.


Giovanna Petrocchi (Rome, 1988)
A London-based Italian photographer, Petrocchi graduated from the London College of Communication with a degree in Photography (2015) and recently completed her Master in Visual Arts at Camberwell College of Arts in London.
In 2017 she was selected as the winner of the Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award, and in 2019 she exhibited her latest work at The Photographers’ Gallery as part of the TPG New Talent mentoring programme. She recently participated in the group exhibition With Monochrome Eyes at the Borough Road Gallery in London. Combining personal photographs with archive images and collages with 3D-printing processes, Petrocchi creates imaginary landscapes inspired by surrealist paintings, virtual realities and ancient cultures. Inspired by museum collections and catalogues of ancient art, Petrocchi populates these landscapes with his own collection of surrealist artefacts. The fruition of the ancient object is therefore deliberately distorted. A recurring feature in her work is the juxtaposition of futuristic and primordial scenarios and the blending of historical and imaginary elements.


Marco Schiavone (Turin, 1990)
After studying graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cuneo, in 2015 he was among the founders of Spaziobuonasera, an artist-run space in Turin. His artistic research focuses on the study of the image and the cognitive consequences of its memory. This analysis of the value of the medium and the photographic language led him to experiment with a diversified work process: he methodically collects and archives shots of architectural and landscape subjects, which he translates into site-specific installations created within the exhibition spaces. He intervenes with large format sculptures and installations, often made with raw materials that characterise places, which are then re-photographed and disassembled to leave room for the image alone. His experimentation combines staged photography while investigating the three-dimensional nature of the image so as to reflect on its absence and the potential of representation. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Photography section of the annual Francesco Fabbri Foundation Award.



The activities devised by CAMERA for FUTURES Photography 2020 will further enrich the four-year programme undertaken with a collective exhibition dedicated by the Turin institution to the artists selected in 2018, and over the following year, further enhanced with workshops and lectures held by famous artists such as Adam Broomberg, Joan Fontcuberta and Cristina De Middel dedicated to the emerging artists selected in 2019. 

As well as CAMERA, the partners in FUTURES are FOMU Fotomuseum (Antwerp), PhotoEspaña (Madrid), The British Journal of Photography (London), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (Budapest), Foundation of Visual Education (Lodz), Photo Romania Festival (Cluj), Photo Ireland Foundation (Dublin), Festival d’Hyeres (Hyeres), Triennale der Photographie (Hamburg), and The Calvert Journal (London).


FUTURES is co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.