The artists selected in 2024

The artists who will participate in the sixth year of FUTURES were chosen by Walter Guadagnini, director of CAMERA, and Giangavino Pazzola, curator and coordinator of the programme.

Anna Adamo (1991, Milano)
She investigates intimate, detailed portraits of her mother and her daily life since she was a teenager. She approached photography in her childhood with her brother’s camera. After artistic studies she took part in the first national competition established by Leica, with the project ”This is our youth” and won along with 5 others. Here she got scouted by a member of the jury, Magnum’s member Alex Majoli, who later proposed to her a work experience with the collective of photographers and photojournalist, Cesura, which he founded in 2008. After having worked there as an intern for three months, she’s since been working there as a collaborator for five years. She has documented various underground scenarios such as Gabbers, Punks. All of this drives me in search of stories surrounded by human presence, emotions and families. From 2018 she works as a freelance photographer developing long- term personal projects, but also began to take her first steps in the fashion and editorial’s world.

Giorgio di Noto (Roma, 1990)
He studied photography and darkroom printing techniques and since 2011 he began his research on photographic materials and the relationship between visual languages and printing processes. In 2012 wins the Pesaresi Prize with the project The Arab Revolt, which is selected in The Photobook. A History Vol. III by M.Parr and G. Badger and later acquired by the MET of New York. In 2017 he published The Iceberg which received a special mention for the Author Book Award at Rencontres d’Arles 2018 and is among the finalists for the Prix Bob Calle du livre d’artiste. He lives and works in Rome where he teaches Photography and Printing Techniques.

Giulia Vanelli (Livorno, 1996)
Based in Tuscany whose work explore concepts such us memory and identity, always driven by an evocative approach. She uses symbols as a causal link between visible and invisible, capturing the most enigmatic and hidden aspect of reality. She graduated from the BA Photography at Libera Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence in 2019 after spending a schooling period at Stephen F. Austin University, Texas. In 2020 she was selected for the artistic residency at Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research center. In 2023 she was selected by the British Journal of Photography as one of the fifteen most promising emerging photographers from all over the world. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibition in international festivals and galleries, including Fotografia Europea (Reggio Emilia, 2021), Galerie Joseph Le Palais (Paris, 2022) and 1014 Gallery (London, 2022). In 2024 her first book The Season has been published by Witty Books. 

Ivo Sekulovski (Ohrid, Macedonia del Nord, 1992)
Born in Ohrid, North Macedonia, at the age of 19 he moved to Italy where he obtained his BA degree with honors (2011-2014). From 2019 he started teaching theory, practice and visual dialogues in contemporary photography in a course he is leading at IED Milan. Ivo is a visual artist using the medium of photography to investigate and question the notions of culture, territory and identity, while addressing the ideas of absurdist theatre and ambiguity, often altering objects’ function and their purpose. His oeuvre lies between the realms of observational and staged photography, facts and fiction, the real and virtual that crosses from set arrangements he makes, the use of re-combining and appropriation practices to use of 3D images, whilst his final output remains mostly photographic.

Lucrezia Zanardi (Bologna, 1994)
She is a photographer and multimedia artist, researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund. She is a PhD student at the Radboud Institute for Culture and History at the Radboud University Nijmegen in cooperation with FH Dortmund.
Lucrezia has presented her work on various occasions in Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands, her photographic book Present Traces of A Past Existence: A Photographic Research was shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award 2021, her work has been presented at the Dortmunder U for Emerging Artists Dortmund and the Folkwang Museum in Essen in 2018, at “Plat(t)form” Fotomuseum Winterthur in 2022, among others. Currently, Lucrezia is working on an artistic research and PhD project at the Edith Stein Archive in Cologne.