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Lagazuoi Photo Award - New Talents 2022

The photography contest Lagazuoi Photo Award opens up to young people with the Lagazuoi Photo Award – New Talents 2022, a new curatorial project of Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti. A highly qualified jury will evaluate the entries presented by a selected group of students and graduates at the Accademia di Belle Arti G. Carrara of Bergamo.

Elisa Calcamuggi

Born and raised in the Aosta Valley, she has always had a deep connection with the mountains, where she enjoys skiing in winter and hiking, climbing and horseback riding in summer.
After specializing in Tourism Marketing at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and a brief experience at the Tourist Board of the Olympic Mountains of Turin in 2006, she landed a job at Sky Sport as a journalist. And for Sky Sport 24 she reported on 5 Winter Olympics (from Torino 2006 to Beijing 2022), 4 Summer Olympics and the World Ski Championships - from Bormio 2005 to Cortina 2021.
In 2021 she honed her skills in Tourism Marketing and took over the position as a Marketing and Communications Manager of the DMO DOLOMITI BELLUNESI, the institution in charge of tourism promotion in the province of Belluno. She is looking forward to another adventure with a new Olympic horizon: Milano Cortina 2026.

Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy

The journalist and photographer Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy is the author of numerous reports for influential culture, gastronomy and wine magazines. In 2014, she founded Manus Loci, an NGO with the mission to make distant countries and people known through the enhancement of their products. She is the protagonist of several events at EXPO Milano 2015, including the Expo-Sing A World In A Cup exhibition.
In 2019, she founded the photo agency Picture of Change to share stories of positive change and resilience in developing countries and tell about the challenges they still have to face.
The same year she was nominated as a UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador.
In 2021 she exhibited at Expo Dubai 2020 in collaboration with the EU and Unido. In 2022 she went again to Expo Dubai 2020, this time as a speaker at the Dignified Storytelling Forum.
As a speaker, she takes part in various events and forums on the subject of photography and its impact on our society and developing countries.

Francesco Pedrini

Francesco Pedrini is the director of the Accademia di Belle Arti G. Carrara di Bergamo, where he teaches painting and drawing classes.
In 2011 he graduated with a master's degree in Visual Arts from the IUAV in Venice and from 2012 to 2021, he coordinated the artistic activities of the G. Carrara Academy of Fine Arts.
The topics of his research are mainly astronomy, wind and vision of the landscape. Despite the multidisciplinary approach, drawing is the basis of his artistic production.
He exhibits in international galleries and biennials, including Galleri Rotor (Gothenburg), Zenith Gallery (Tirana), MSGSÜ Tophane Culture Center (Istanbul), Facultadde Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Galleria Martano (Turin), the Galleria Milano in via Turati (Milan), the Gallery Susanne Albrecht (Berlin).

Leonie Radine

In June 2022, Leonie Radine took on her new position as curator at the MUSEION – Museum for modern and contemporary art in Bolzano. From 2015 to 2022, the art historian worked at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, where she curated the interdisciplinary and discursive exhibitions Transcorporealities (2019) and Home Visit (2016) and, among other projects, collaborated with the director and curator Yilmaz Dziewior on retrospectives of Haegue Yang and Wade Guyton. In 2018, she curated Flaka Haliti’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Arts, Tirana. Previously she worked as a curatorial assistant to Susanne Pfeffer at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. As assistant curator, she is currently involved in Maria Eichhorn’s contribution to the German Pavilion at the 59th Biennale di Venezia.

Stefano Illing

Born in Cortina d’Ampezzo, where he currently lives, he is an engineer by profession. For several years he was engaged in municipal development and Institutional Building in various developing countries for NGOs,  the World Bank, FAO and other organisations. He went on to become involved in the development of tourism in the mountains; he is a consultant at international level for the planning and development of ski resorts.
He designed,  planned and co-ordinated the creation of the Lagazuoi, Sasso di Stria and 5 Torri Great War Open-air Museum.
Currently he is the president of the Cortina Delicious Consortium and  councillor and CEO of various ski lift societies and consortiums  in the Dolomites.
An ardent amateur photographer, he is the designer of the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti, conceived as a means of valorising and promoting the values and culture of the mountains.