The winners of “Jèma – Elegance” International Photographic Award

On Friday, 10 September at 5.00 pm, during the Festivaletteratura in Mantua, the Third Edition of the Jèma International Photographic Award will close at the deconsecrated Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria.

A very special moment, long awaited for many: here are the names of the winners. Starting with the multifaceted and histrionic writer and theatrical performer Andrea Scanzi, who this year won the “Personality of culture, journalism and entertainment” Award. Among the reasons for the recognition, “his commitment to promoting journalistic and cultural dissemination through a style that well combines traditional means of communication with the language of social media”.

In the Master section stands a suggestive tribute to the imperishable aura of Lucio Fontana, signed by the photographer Michele Gregolin, “Homage to Lucio Fontana”. The author of the winning work of the Professionals Section Award will have the right to exhibit his photograph in a privileged position in the exhibition itinerary, will be the guest of Gerardo Cesari in the Lake Garda area for a weekend, together with a companion, you will receive 3 liters bottle of Amarone with a plaque.

In the Open section, two works represent the icons of elegance and the third almost shows us a new path: the face of mystical and religious elegance. Three names on the podium: Claudio Orlandi, “Elegance of birth”, Sossio Mormile “Sculpted in the air” and Eliseo Seggiorato, “Mystical elegance.” The winner of the Open section will receive 3 liters of Amarone with plate and his photo will participate in the final exhibition together with the photos of the Professionals section. The second and third classified will also see the participation of their photo in the final exhibition of the Professionals section. In addition, a magnum bottle of Jèma will be given to each one.

Also this year the Editorial Mentions promoted by the Aliberti publishing house were awarded: Cesare Barillà – “The elegance of a female body”, Lorenzo Linthout, “Elegance”, Juan Miguel Ortuño Martinez, “The jump”. These are the three works that can become cover images of future editorial publications.

The exhibition of the winning photographs will be open to the public from 8 to 12 September, from 12.00 to 19.00. Please note that to access the Festivaletteratura venues it will be necessary to have a Green Pass.