Friday September 29, 2023

Teatro dei Rinnovati

A selection of the world’s most prominent photographers will offer a distinctive opportunity to delve into their most notable retrospectives and their latest reportages. Concurrently, acclaimed photojournalists will participate in dialogues concerning pivotal subjects like the repercussions of armed conflicts and warfare, alongside the significance of investigative journalism. We will also present stories and images featured in some of the globe’s premier publications, encompassing National Geographic, The Washington Post, Stern, Geo, and The New York Times.

PRIORITY: Please be aware that seats are limited, and priority will be given based on the date of booking and the number of people who have reserved to attend the awards ceremony.

2:30pm – 3:00pm


To avoid disturbing others by entering after the start of the event, we kindly request that you arrive at the theater entrance at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and take your seat no later than 5 minutes before the start time.

KEYNOTES | 1st half

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Kathy Moran 

Telling the Story, Making the Photograph”: Join former National Geographic Deputy Director of Photography as she takes you behind the scenes to reveal how some of the magazine’s most memorable wildlife photographs were made.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Brian Skerry

The Silent Sea”: American photographer Brian Skerry shares stories from his decades of exploring the Earth’s oceans, revealing that he has learned that everything in nature is connected, and that animals and ecosystems are far more complex than we ever imagined.

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Jasper Doest

Animals & Us; what it means to be Human”: In recent years, Dutch photographer Jasper Doest has been focusing on the human-animal bond. By aiming his camera at animals, he tries to learn what it means to be human.

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Babak Tafreshi

A Thousand Nights Under Stars”: over the course of two decades, an adventurous journey to the world at night where science meets art.

5:15pm – 5:30pm | Teatro dei Rinnovati



5:30pm – 6:00pm

Gabriele Galimberti

People and Things”: In his 20-year career Gabriele Galimberti has told many stories with his photographs, some of these characterized by a photographic style that has since become his signature: portraits of people surrounded by their belongings. In his presentation he will tell how this style of his was born and how it developed.

6:00pm – 6:30pm


A Year of Documenting Two Wars”: The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist from The Washington Post unveils the relentless fight against fentanyl and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, immersing you in the meticulous documentation of these pivotal struggles that profoundly influence our world today.

6:30pm – 7:15pm


William Albert Allard – Five Decades”: images and narrative, “Bill” Allard paints a complete picture of his life and work, always in search of “what happens on the edge of an event as well as the event itself.”

7:15pm | Teatro dei Rinnovati