Fuori Fuoco Moak: registration open to the 2020 edition.

Denis Curti

Partnership with Nikon and a workshop by Magnum Photo will be among the novelties of the 7th edition.

It is now possible to register to the  Fuori Fuoco Moak 2020 edition, the international photography contest promoted by Caffè Moak, with the organizational support of Still Love. The contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers, who are called to narrate a story or develop a photo essay with a sequence of three images that refer to coffee.

Panel of judges

This seventh edition will be again presided over by Denis Curti, director of Black Camera,  artistic director of “La Casa dei Tre Oci” in Venice and of the Capri Photography Festival. Here the leading figures of photography working alongside him: Nikos Economopoulos, reporter of Magnum, one of the most important photography agencies worldwide, Benedetta Donato, curator and member of the board of directors of the Romano Cagnoni Foundation, Sebastiano Leddi (photo editor), Marco Lentini (art director at Moak) and Barbara Silbe, journalist of the photo industry and author of the blog  Nella splendida cornice for the newspaper Il Giornale.

Novelties of the 2020 edition 

A two-day photographic workshop “On the Road” (dates and terms to be defined) held by Nikos Economopoulos, member of Magnum Photos. The workshop is intended for professionals and photo amateurs who love to combine traveling and photography. It will be based on methodological editing, or rather the ability to critically observe one’s snapshots and be able to screen them. The winners will not only receive prizes, but also have the opportunity to be supported and supervised by one of the professional photographers of Denis Curtis’s agency Still Love, in order to get some useful tips related to a photographer’s work.

I am truly honoured– says Denis Curti – to preside over a panel of judges of a photography contest, which distinguishes itself from others thanks to a special awareness towards new generations. Contest winners will be able to take advantage of an advisor’s support who will accompany them in their personal and professional development path”.

Main partner of the 2020 edition is Nikon: world leading company in precision optics and photography. The Japanese corporation will offer the winner a prize. Moreover, the winner’s portfolio will be published on Black Camera, online section of the Rolling Stone platform specifically dedicated to photography.

How to take part

Deadline to send a series of three snapshots is October 14th, 2020. Pictures have to represent the element of coffee recalled by the flow of the authors’ imagination (e.g. through colours or words connected to coffee as a ritual, a meeting, a job, the southern world, etc.). All images must be shot in the same format [3:2 portrait or 3:4 landscape]. To sign up, one just needs to fill in the form on the fuori fuoco website. Here the detailed announcement.

Prize-giving evening 2019

The winners

The three winners of Fuori Fuoco Moak 2020 will be revealed on November 14th. Moreover, the special award for students of the Art Institute will include three photography books by Marsilio Editore: Gianni Berengo Gardin:Storia di un fotografo, Franco Fontana:Full Color and L’Italia dei fotografi.

A sneak preview of the event is going to be held in Milan next September. Besides the panel of judges, also journalists of the most renowned newspapers of the sector will take part in the conference.