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Meet the artists nominated by CAMERA in 2022

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Futures Photography
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May 20, 2022
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 Karim El Maktafi, Martina Dendi, Mara Palena, Riccardo Svelto and Jacopo Valentini.⁠

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 Karim El Maktafi
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Work by Riccardo Svelto
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Work by Martina Dendi
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Karim El Maktafi

Karim El Maktafi (Desenzano del Garda, 1992) is an Italian Moroccan photographer based in Milan. In 2013 he graduated at the Instituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan. In 2016, he obtained a one- year scholarship at Fabrica, Benetton's communication research center in Treviso.

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Riccardo Svelto

Riccardo Svelto (Florence, 1989) is currently based in Florence, where he works as a professor and freelance photographer. Svelto is graduated from the BA Photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence (2015).

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Martina Dendi

Martina Dendi (Livorno, 1994) lives and works in Milan. She graduated in photography at the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (LABA) in Florence and, in 2017, she attended the Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) in Texas. In 2018, Dendi attended the course of New Technologies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, where she graduated in 2021 with a specialization in Photography. In 2019, she studied for a semester at Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem, in Budapest.

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Work by Mara Palena
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Mara Palena

Mara Palena (Milan, 1988) lives and works in Milan where she studied Photography. Her research focuses on themes such as memory, remembrance, and identity. The artist’s aesthetic, clearly influenced by the field of fashion where she worked for several years, is combined with an intimate and poetic vision.

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Work by Jacopo Valentini
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Jacopo Valentini

Jacopo Valentini (1990) lives between Modena and Milan. In 2017, he graduated in Architecture at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture and obtained an MA in Photography at the IUAV in Venice. In the same year he won the “101st Collective Young Artists” at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation.

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