The Competition Jury has assigned the Study Grant to the research project by Luigi Avantaggiato, dedicated to an important Italian photographer: Roberto Bossaglia.

The Study Grant results from the collaboration between the DGAAP and the SISF (Società italiana per lo studio della fotografia). It was created to stimulate the study of contemporary photography and train a future generation of critics, curators, conservators and specialists.

The € 12,000.00 Study Grant (for a period of one year) provides a concrete opportunity for study and the advancement of research. The Jury, which met on the 29 November 2016, considered the research entitled “Paesaggio urbano e identità architettonica nella fotografia di Roberto Bossaglia” by Luigi Avantaggiato to have responded to the requests of the Brief in its presentation of the project, feasibility and specific identification of the fields of research, scheduling and the candidates curriculum. It was considered to have fully satisfied two fundamental requirements for the development of a culture of contemporary photography in Italy: the promotion of heritage (in other words, photographic “goods” in the strictest sense) and the awareness of the work of relevant authors not yet sufficiently studied.

The proposed research was considered of interest for its critical study of Bossaglia’s oeuvre, as well as in relation to the considerable number of photographs he produced during the course of his career.
Works that are now conserved in the author’s private archives and by the institutions from which he received commissioned.

Francesca Fabiani, President (Special Projects / Photography, DGAAP)
Francesco Faeta (Professor, University of Messina)
Giovanni Fiorentino (Professor, Tuscia University; President of the SISF)
Antonello Frongia (Researcher, Roma Tre University)
Walter Guadagnini (Professor Fine Arts Academy of Bologna; Director of CAMERA, Turin).

The Jury thanks the other candidates (64 in all) for their participation and for the variety and quality of the research proposals.


The competition ended on 30 September 2016.

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