Photography Biennale Prize Portogruaro 2023

The Shapes of Living

The photography competition established as part of the Portogruaro Photography Biennale saw the participation of many established and emerging artists of all ages and from all over the world (including students from high schools, universities and specialization schools). With this initiative undertaken in 2023, we intend to affirm the central role of the Veneto area and in particular of Portogruaro, as a center for observing the world through photography, one of the most practiced artistic languages of the second millennium. Among the eight artists on display, the jury prize and the public prize will be awarded during the exhibition period. The winners will have a personal exhibition dedicated to them in prestigious exhibition spaces in the cities of Venice, Portogruaro and Utrecht thanks to the collaboration with the Dutch FOTODOK Foundation.

The finalists selected from the open call and their projects are:

First Edition, Biennale Fotografia di Portogruaro Prize

Committee Of Honor

Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region
Carmine Lopez, Interregional Commander of North-Eastern Italy of Guardia di Finanza
Antonio Ferrarelli, President of Distretto Turistico Venezia Orientale

Technical - Scientific Committee

Paolo Colombatti Camera operator and special correspondent for Rai Tgr Veneto
Enrico Gusella, professor, curator, critic and art historian
Lisanne van Happen, freelance curator, fundraiser, producer and talent developer at FOTODOK


Pierpaola Mayer, President
Boris Brollo
Florio Favero
Costanza Salini
Roberta Semeraro