De Pietri Artphilein Foundation

Photobook Project Contest

De Pietri Artphilein Foundation is pleased to announce the Winner

The Jurors
–  Milo Keller, Head of the Photography Department at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne
– Stefano Stoll, Director and curator of the Festival Images Vevey
– Aron Morel, Founder and Director of Mörel books
– Elisa Medde, Managing Editor of Foam Magazine
– Caterina De Pietri, Founder and Director of De Pietri – Artphilein Foundation
– Elide Brunati, Director of Artphilein Library

are pleased to announce the Winner of the first De Pietri Artphilein Foundation Photobook Project Contest:

Phumzile Khanyile with the project Plastic Crowns


Shortlisted in alphabetical order:

Gustavo Balbela
Marjolein Blom
Lewis Bush
Nina Viviana Cangialosi
Alex Colley
Simone D’Angelo
Giulia Iacolutti
Phumzile Khanyile
Amélie Labourdette
Jimmy Lee
Filippo Maria Nicoletti
Caio Reisewitz
Polina Teif
Domonkos Varga
Martina Zanin

The first ARTPHILEIN PHOTOBOOK PROJECT CONTEST, launched by De Pietri Artphilein Foundation has been concluded.

The theme of the contest was CRASH in all its meanings both negative (clash, breaking …) and positive (rebirth, change …) and and it was a collateral event of the Bi11 – CRASH (eleventh edition of the Biennale dell’immagine, Chiasso, Switzerland –

The contest was open to artists and photographers with no restrictions based on age or nationality.


The award grants the winner:
(i) a 7-day residency at the Artphilein Library, Lugano (accommodation included)
(ii) assistance by the Organizer through every stage of producing, editing and designing the photobook
(iii) a financial contribution of CHF 5’000 (five thousand Swiss Francs) for the production of the photobook in at least 150 copies to be published by Artphilein Editions


The next contest will be launched in 2021, in the meanwhile come and visit us in Lugano!

The contest is part of

Contest rules

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