Alessia Glaviano is the Head of Global PhotoVogue and Director of the Photo Vogue Festival. Glaviano is a leading figure in the panorama of international photographic criticism. In 2011 Glaviano launched PhotoVogue, an innovative platform on which users can share their own photographs knowing they can rely on the curatorial supervision of professional photo editors. Now in its 11th year, counting over 300,000 photographers, from amateurs to professionals, hailing from all over the world, the PhotoVogue platform relaunched in early 2022 to expand globally as well as to soon include media in all forms. The mission of PhotoVogue has always been, and will continue to be, to champion talent, both emerging and established, and influence visual literacy to help shape a more just, ethical, and inclusive visual world. PhotoVogue’s open calls for submissions helped launch the careers of photographers like Nadine Ijewere, Kyle Weeks, Camila Falquez, Kennedi Carter, Scandebergs, and Mous Lamrabat, among others. Curating a pool of incredible image-makers from all around the world, PhotoVogue is an industry-leading platform and a great example of diversity behind the camera and multitude of perspectives. In an expanded role, Alessia Glaviano will help guide PhotoVogue into this next phase and continue leading its creative direction. In her 20-plus years with Condé Nast, in addition to launching and overseeing PhotoVogue, Alessia has also driven select special events and curated exhibitions in prestigious museums and institutions with some of the most important artists of our times; developed Vogue Italia’s Instagram strategy; curated a series of Masters of Photography video interviews; and led the art direction of numerous digital branded-content projects, such as Gucci beauty's iconic story featuring Ellie Goldstein. In order to have a physical and virtual space in time to bring the community together and further the conversation around the promotion of creativity, diversity and justice in image-making, in 2016 Glaviano directed in Milan the first edition of the Photo Vogue Festival. The event marked the first conscious fashion photography festival dedicated to the shared ground between Ethics and Aesthetics, bound to an influential fashion publication, and engaging the whole city of Milan with talks, exhibitions and photography-related initiatives. The 6 editions of the festival in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 2020 and 2021 were always met with critical and public success. Besides the editorial activity, Alessia holds lectures and conferences on a regular basis. Some of the institutes and universities she was invited as guest lecturer include: University of Brighton, Central Saint Martins, IED, Bocconi University and the Milan Polytechnic. Glaviano was invited to participate as jury member in numerous internationally acclaimed photography contests including the World Press Photo, the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award; and has participated in several portfolio review sessions, including the “NewYork Times Portfolio Reviews”.
Inés Lorenzo is one of the most distinguished figures in Spain’s journalism and fashion industry, with an entire career closely linked to the Vogue brand’s excellence and growth. She has been part of the Condé Nast family since 2003, working first as an editor, and in 2010 she was appointed Vogue Spain Features Editor. She then became Digital Director in 2011, Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2018, and is now the brand’s Head of Editorial Content. Her contribution to the pioneer digital development and unique position of the Vogue brand in the Spanish market has been crucial, shaping it into a worldwide pioneer, an unmatched fashion and beauty site and one of the first digital sites invited to international fashion shows.
Juan Costa Paz is from Buenos Aires and has lived in Paris for the past 10 years. A graduate of Emerson College (Boston, MA) with a BA in Visual Arts and Marketing, he began his career in feature films production and acquisitions. As a Creative Executive at COSTA FILMS, he led the development of films like Elite Squad (2007), which was awarded with the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. At Costa Films he was also instrumental in the concepting and strategy of MUBI (2008), a global streaming platform that provides a curated selection of films on demand. This newfound creative and strategic understanding of digital ecosystems led Juan to join Carol Lim and Humberto Leon in the reboot of KENZO (2011). As Digital Director he was in charge of forging from the ground up the digital communications of the brand by building a new team, developing its platforms and commissioning content to infuse the brand with a new energy.
Camila Falquez is a photographer of Colombian descent based in New York. She was born in Mexico City and grew up in Spain. Her photographs draw on the traditions of fashion and portrait photography to honor the contemporary spectrum of social, sexual and gender diversity. Channeling the conventions of surrealism and a color palette befitting of the painting tradition, Falquez uplifts and empowers her subjects. Her images have been published in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, El País, Wall Street Journal and Vogue, among others. She has collaborated with brands like Clinique, Hermes and Nike. In 2022 she had her first solo exhibition of hers at the Hannah Traore gallery in New York called Gods That Walk Among Us.
2001: video art course taught by Eugenio Ampudia, in Rosario (Argentina); 2002: cultural exchange between the Ego art center (Madrid), led by Carmen Cantón, and the Parque España cultural center (Rosario); 2006: video creation "Globos Sonda", Musac scholarship; 2008-present: artistic director of La Fresh Gallery, Madrid; 2012: Cultural Management Course in the Community of Madrid; Various curations in: Video creators contest together with Canal+ and Meetinarts (2014) Arteba: Musac video art collection (2014) La Térmica: Garbage Culture (2017), App&Down (2016) Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires (2016)
Thanks to the fact that her parents had a small advertising agency in her hometown, Rocío has been associated with photography since her childhood. In 2008 she decided to study photography with a mention in advertising in Santiago de Chile. In 2012, after assisting different photographers and after finishing her degree, she began her profession as a photographer at Estudio FE, one of the most important photography studios in Latin America. During these years she was able to define her photographic style surrounded by colors, natural light, film characters and the constant use of analog formats. Her work has been recognized both in Chile and in the United States and Europe, publishing in fashion magazines such as ID, Nylon, Vogue, Forbes, Vice and in art books such as The age of collage published in 2013 by the German publisher Gestalten. Her artistic practice is focused on experimenting with analog formats, color saturation to potentiate an environment, natural light, and developing and printing techniques. Her interest in alternative photography intensified in 2017 when she settled in New York City to study at the Penumbra Foundation, a photography school that stands out for its specialization in the wet collodion technique. She continued her studies in Chile, where she experimented with techniques such as Cyanotype, Vandyke, salted paper, among others. Her altruistic side has led her to participate in various charity campaigns for the Children's Board and Action Against Hunger. She taught fashion photography classes at FotoDesign Chile in 2018 and 2019 and at the Centro Cultural de Artes Mixtas in Guadalajara, Spain in 2020. During 2021, her work was exhibited in different places in Spain under the Caixa Forum cultural center. In 2022 she decided to launch her last book called Rocío [2008-2022] X ROCIO AGUIRRE in which she collects intimate analog photographs, declaring that in addition to a personal diary it is also a generational story. She currently lives in Madrid where she works independently.
Carlota Guerrero is a Barcelona-based artist and photographer. Hers is a sidereal trajectory that has much to do with the spirit of the times and which questions the effects of the omnipresent male gaze, claiming for the exploration and realisation of the female point of view. Based on the absence of female symbols linked to positions of power and their impact on shaping our common perceptions regarding authority and vigour, Guerrero’s work aims to fill this imagination gap by generating a new feminist symbology. Between performative experience and photography, her creations differ from ordinary photographic works. While it is true that the medium enables her to document the experiences of communion among women she obsessively creates, the resulting images remain secondary; they are vestiges of these past encounters. The world discovered Carlota with Solange’s album ‘A Seat at the Table’. Since then, she has worked for Dior, Givenchy, Mugler, Helmut Lang, The New Yorker, Vogue, Pop Magazine, and artists like Rosalía, Arca or Rupi Kaur among many others. She published her first monographic book “Tengo un dragón dentro del corazón” in 2021 with Prestel. Recent exhibitions include Paris Photo VR, Paris Photo, France (2022); Who Am I?, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (2022); Urvanity Art Fair, Madrid (2021); Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón, Objective Gallery (2021, solo); Opening Season, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona (2020); Opening Season, Palau de Casavells (2020); Just Mad Art Fair, Madrid (2019); London Art Fair, London (2019); Opening Season, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona (2019).
(Huesca, 1981) Bachelor of Humanities. She has a diploma in Artistic Studies from the University of Navarra and a Master's Degree in Photography from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. From 2006 to 2012, she worked in the collections and exhibitions area of the CDAN. Art and Nature Center of the Beulas Foundation, in Huesca. In 2013 she joined the La Fábrica team, currently being the deputy director of PHotoESPAÑA. International festival of photography and visual arts.