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The Umane Tracce photographic award, established in memory of Nicola Paccagnella, who passed away in February 2020, selects humanistic photographic projects, which offer a personal interpretation of issues related to people's lives and the great themes of humanity.


The award was born from the will of the publisher of the volume Umane Tracce Stefano Bianchi | Crowdbooks and curator Paola Riccardi | Alcentoquarantadue to remember Nicola, underlining his artistic talent and design ability. For this reason the works will be rewarded for their excellence and originality.


Realities from the world of photography, and not only, have shown their interest in promoting the award as Media Partner, offering their support also with technical sponsorships; I'm New Old Camera, Bruno Melada Stampa & Fine Art, Società Agricola Gerolimetto, Frequenze Visive, Crowdbooks.


A prestigious and heterogeneous jury will be in charge of choosing the best works:

Stefano Bianchi|editor, Anna Luccarini | photoeditor, Simona Guerra | curator, Francesco Nencini | director and photographer, Paola Riccardi | curator, Paola Rizzi | photographer, Emiliano Scatarzi | photographer, Michele Smargiassi | critic and journalist.


The award is directed by Enzo Cortini, with the artistic direction of Paola Riccardi.


The award, with free participation, is open from January 1st to December 31st 2021.

The jury will be held between January and February 2022, on a date to be agreed with all the jurors.

Exhibition, award ceremony and presentation of the book will take place in a venue to be defined, on March 31, 2022.

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