NANNI FONTANA – Born in Milan in 1975. After a BA in international financial markets economy at Bocconi University, he puts all his efforts to become a professional photojournalist. He’s an independent photographer working mostly with NGOs and charitable foundations. His pictures have been exhibited in Italy and abroad and published, among others, on The Financial Times, The Guardian, L’Espresso, Die Tageszeitung, Suddeutsche Zeitung, The Economist, Newsweek, Internazionale and National Geographic. his work is focused on international news and on in-depth reportages on social issues.

ALBERTO D’ARGENZIO – Born in Venice some forty years ago. After a BA in Political Sciences at Padova University and a MA in Local Development at Madrid University, in 2000 he ends up in Brussels where, almost casually, he starts his career as a free lance journalist. From then on he collaborates or has collaborated with Il Manifesto, l’Espresso, Ansa, il Riformista, Rainews24, El Pais, D di Repubblica, RadioCapodistria, Cadena Ser, la Revista Tiempo e la Voz de Galicia. Specialized in European Politics he’s happy to leave Brussels for different projects, a lot less “communitarian”, often much more interesting.

EVA SCAINI – Graphic designer and Art Director, after graduating at the European Design Institute in Milan she’s worked for the most renowned international advertising agencies, among them Grey, Y&R and Ogilvy. After a decade and many direct marketing awards she is now a freelance and collaborates mostly with foundations such as Umberto Veronesi Foundation and charities. She strongly believes that Communication is now more than ever a powerful mean to express important values and new ideas.

MAURIZIO GAROFALO – Born in 1959. After a BA in Architecture, he quits the freelance profession to dedicate himself to editorial graphics and photography. Journalist since 1997, from 2000 to 2009 he’s worked as the art-director and photo editor of “Diario”, a weekly magazine directed by Enrico Deaglio that has won, in 2002, the international prize “Guide de la Presse” as best magazine in the world. He teaches photojournalism and editorial graphics and also holds conferences and portfolio reviews in Italy and abroad.

MONACO MEDITERRANEE FOUNDATION (MMF) – The Foundation’s objective is the promotion of Monaco’s image, mainly through the organization of cultural events. MMF’s programs and activities as head of the Monaco network for Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures, emphasize the role played by the Principality of Monaco within the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. In this perspective MMF highlights the work of journalists of Euro-Mediterranean countries thanks to the Anna Lindh Journalism Awards.

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