The new Gabriele Basilico International Prize in architecture and landscape photography, in memory of one of the last years most famous photographer, has launched its first edition on the 29th June in the headquarters of the Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. of the Province of Milan.
Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944-2013) was an artist with a well-rounded language, always paying attention to a civil commitment in favour of the new generations, capable to grasp the most significant changes in a constant debate with architecture, city planning, sociology, literature, photography, and the art more broadly.
For this reasons the Prize is thought for under 35 photographers and it aims to become a benchmark in the research of new visual languages and to stimulate young artists in investigating the architecture and the landscape through all the figurative, social and cultural aspects.
The participation is “invitation only”: a jury of experts, headed by Giovanna Calvenzi, will choose the most interesting photographers from all over the world, and will evaluate the best project. The award ceremony will take place in December and the winner will have 8 months to realise his own project, that will consist in a photographic research, with a publication of a book.
Text by Gabriele Masi.