Fourth edition of ISPA presented
The 2023 edition of the Italian Sustainability Photo Award kicks off, presented Jan. 17 at the Gallerie d’Italia in Turin. The first Italian photography competition dedicated to sustainability announces for its fourth edition an important novelty: the new jury president, journalist and writer Mario Calabresi.
“The sustainability I like to deal with,” Calabresi said, “is not only environmental but also social. It is the sustainability of ways of living, of the timing of our lives. Exactly what I saw in the previous editions and what convinced me to accept the role: the ability shared by the winning photographers to read today’s reality by bringing out its problems but trying to indicate possible solutions.”
As always, there are three categories of the competition, in which photographers around the world can participate for free: the Grant, whose applications must be submitted by March 30, 2023 (the winner will get a 10,000-euro grant to pursue a project dedicated to sustainability); Single Photo and Photographic Story, whose winners are awarded 1,500 and 3,500 euros, respectively.
Among other things, Mario Calabresi during a panel at the Gallerie d’Italia in Turin inaugurated the ISPA Talks project: a series of traveling events with experts and prominent representatives, called to tell the stories of an Italy that looks to a sustainable future between resilience, creativity and innovation. The talk, moderated by Stefano Milano (Parallelozero), was attended not only by Calabresi but also by Antonio Carloni, deputy director Gallerie d’Italia – Turin, the 2022 Grant winner Tomaso Clavarino and popularizer Elisa Palazzi, a climatologist at the University of Turin.