Gabriele Basilico Prize

Prize in Architecture and Landscape Photography

The Gabriele Basilico Prize for Architecture and Landscape Photography, created in 2015, was set up by the Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia di Milano, the Archivio Gabriele Basilico and the Fondazione Studio Marangoni. It is supported by private companies and sponsored by Italian, European and US institutions.

The Prize is awarded biennially and seeks to continue the dialogue between the work of Gabriele Basilico and the next generation of young photographers, fostering their enquiry on an international level.

The theme of the prize -- architecture and landscape -- is very broadly defined to give space to the many methods and artistic languages present on the contemporary scene. It embraces historic and contemporary architecture, the
landscapes of metropolises, cities, provinces, urbanized territories, new buildings, industrial archaeology, and interiors.

Jury
Giovanna Calvenzi, President of the jury, Archivio Gabriele Basilico, Milano
Michele Borzoni, photographer, Florence, winner of the 2020 edition of the Premio Gabriele Basilico
Francesca Fabiani, curator of contemporary photography, ICCD-MiC, Roma
Filippo Maggia, photographic curator and historian, Milano
Martino Marangoni, President of the Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Firenze
Sandra Philips, Emeritus Curator, Department of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Franco Raggi, architect, Milano
Stefano Tropea, architect, formerly Councillor of the Ordine Architetti PPC of the Province of Milan
Roberta Valtorta, photographic historian, Milano
Bas Vroege, Director of Paradox, Edam-Amsterdam

Sito Ufficiale

Premio Gabriele Basilico

Patrocinio

Fondazione La Triennale, Milano
Fondazione Mast, Bologna
MAXXI, Roma
Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo/Milano
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Politecnico di Milano, Milano

Sponsor

Epson Italia, Cinisello Balsamo/Milano
Flexform S.p.A., Meda/Monza Brianza
Fondazione Riccardo Catella, Milano
Fondazione Mast, Bologna
Unifor S.p.A., Turate/Como


First edition (2015-2017)

The first edition of the Premio Basilico began in 2015 and ended with a publication and exhibition in 2017. The international jury chose 25 selectors from 28 countries spread over all the continents. 42 photographers aged under 35 participated, among whom 6 finalists were chosen (from Russia, Canada, Lebanon, Italy and Holland). The winner chosen by the jury was Maria Gruzdeva for her project "The Song of Tkvarcheli", published by Danilo Montanari. Its topic is the changes taking place in the city of Tkvarcheli, located in the Caucasian region of Abkhasia.

Second edition (2017-2019)

The second edition of the Premio Basilico began in 2017 and ended with a publication and exhibition in 2019. The international jury chose 32 international selectors. The winner of the prize was Jiehao Su with a project entitled "Beijing, places, structures and illusions", published by the OAMi Foundation. The project explores the tensions between landscape and ideology, history and traditions, politics and lyricism in the everyday life of Beijing.

Third edition (2019-2021)

The prize for the third edition of the Premio Basilico went to "Mapping the Rust" by Michele Borzoni. The 30 selectors chosen by the jury proposed 49 photographers aged under 40. The projects considered covered themes such
as historical and contemporary architecture, anthropized landscapes, the photography of interiors, the birth of new places and every kind of complexity in the territories of a globalized world in transformation. "Mapping the Rust"
was shot in the mining basin of Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France). Homonymous exhibitions were inaugurated on September 6th 2021 at the Ordine degli Architetti di Milano and at MAD (Murate Art District) in Florence on June 1st 2022. The book was published by the OAMi Foundation.

Fourth edition (2021-2022)

The fourth edition of the Premio Gabriele Basilico was awarded to Julie Hascoe╠łt' s project "Carrara, tra cave di marmo e anarchia". The projects considered were presented by 32 photographers under 40, indicated by 28 selectors chosen by the jury, spread over 26 countries from every continent. The projects covered themes such as historical and contemporary architecture, anthropized landscapes, the photography of interiors, the birth of new places and every kind of complexity in the territories of a globalized world in transformation. Julie Hascoe╠łt has to complete her project by January 2023.