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Meet the artists nominated by CAMERA in 2021

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Futures Photography
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April 21, 2021
We are happy to announce another group of artists to join Futures this year. The five artists were nominated by CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia. They are Eleonora Agostini, Matteo de Mayda, Leonardo Magrelli, Giulia Parlato and Silvia Rosi.⁠

They will join the platform’s activities to present their work to international professionals and to network, amongst other opportunities that will be developed for them, including exhibitions, publishing opportunities, portfolio reviews, and more.

Discover more about them:

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Work by Eleonora Agostini
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Work by Giulia Parlato
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Giulia Parlato

Giulia Parlato is an Italian visual artist based in London and Palermo. Her practice delves into histories, myths and cultural heritage, involving photography and video. She analyses the historical use of photography as a document of truth, specifically in its scientific and forensic uses, and challenges this language, by creating a new space in which staged scenes take place. The melancholic and frustrating state, caused by humans’ impossibility to understand the past constitutes the foundation of her work.

Eleonora Agostini

Eleonora Agostini is an Italian artist working in London and Venice.⁠ Eleonora’s practice encompasses photography, performance and sculpture and is driven by her interest in the reconsideration and redefinition of the everyday. Through the study of preconceived structures, whether physical or psychological, she aims to investigate the difficulties of how human experience is constructed. Whether it is through the fabrication of scenarios for the camera or the documentation of conventional activities, she is interested in finding a possible fracture within our socially constructed rules and the spaces we inhabit.

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Project West of Here by Leonardo Magrelli
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Matteo de Mayda

Matteo de Mayda is a Venice-based photographer represented by Contrasto, focused on reportage and social and environmental causes.⁠ In 2019 he published “Era Mare”, a book about the high water in Venice, whose proceeds went totally to the shopkeepers who needed help. For his work about Covid-19 Matteo won the REFOCUS award by Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Italy) and according to ARTRIBUNE he’s the Best Italian young photographer of 2020.⁠

Work by Matteo de Mayda
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Leonardo Magrelli

Leonardo Magrelli lives and works in Rome. After studying Design first and Art History later, he began working as a graphic and book designer. A certain openness to manipulation and reuse of images, inherent in the graphic design work, as well as a particular attention to project and research, rather than instinctually alone, are characteristics that remain visible in the author's practice even after converting to photography. The awareness of images’ hybrid and ambiguous nature is in fact a constant subtext of his work, which varies from time to time between a more conceptual approach to photography and a more descriptive and documentary one, often mixing the two. Alongside his personal research, he collaborates with the collective Vaste Programme, founded with Giulia Vigna and Alessandro Tini in 2017, to experiment with post-photography, installations and new media.⁠

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Silvia Rosi

Silvia Rosi is an artist from Scandiano, living and working between London and Modena. She graduated from London College of Communication in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Photography.  Her work retraces her personal family history drawing on her Togolaise heritage, and the idea of origins. The theme of family is explored through self-portraits in which she plays her mother and father, narrating their experience of migration from Togo to Italy. Her images are partially informed by the West African studio portrait tradition.

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