Enrico Stefanelli is a photographer and journalist and teaches photography in workshops.
He was the founder and, for 7 years, the artistic director of the international festival of photography and video art “Lucca Photo Fest” which was established in2005 and currently the founder and artistic director of Photolux Festival the new biennial of photography in Lucca. He has conceived “Faces – Portraits in the 20th Century” exhibition and curated several exhibitions at the Lucca Photo Fest such as, 2008 and in 2010 Tim Hetherington “Battle Company”, Gianni Berengo Gardin “L’Aquila”, Nany Fina “Glamour and Fashion”, Fabio Zon ta ” Tras figurazioni”, Rino Barillari “Divas”, Jan Saudek “Il Tea tro Della Vita”, Michel Comte “No t only Women”, Hors t P. Horst and, in 2011, Kenro Izu “Passage through A sia”, VII Agency “VII looks East”, Li Wei “Li Wei: Photography”, Wang Qinsong “The glorious life. Wang Quinsong’s photography 1999-2010”, Jing Queck “Singapore Idols”, Samuel Bourne, Francis Frith’s & Co., Photo Service Delhi “India: gentry and ancient mansions”, Nobuyoshy Araki “Polaroid”, Christopher Thomas “New York sleeps”, Irene Kung “La Città invisibile”, Gergely Szatmàari “Meadowlands”, Boris Mikhailov “Reconstruction”, Joel-Peter Witkin, Ernst Haas “The Creation”, Bettina Rheims “I.N.R.I.”, Kenro Izu “Sacredness”, Andres Serrano “Sacred and Profane”, Aurelio Amendola “San Pietro”, Stanley Greene “Haiti”, David Douglas Duncan “This is Picasso”, Vivian Maier: an itinerary from The United States to Champsaur.
Since 2010 is the Italian curator of Epea, European Photo Exhibition Award.
This is a project for the development of young talents in photography developed in collaboration between four European foundations: Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca (Italy), the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal), the Fritt Ord Foundation (Norway) and the Körber-Stiftung (Germany).
More info at www.epeaphoto.org
He has written articles and contributions on photography for several catalogs, books and magazines.
It been appointed to the expert as for portfolio reviews for:
- Les Rencontres d'Arles - Unique Artistic Director of the Festival to Italy
- CENTER - Santa Fe - Colorado (USA)
- Kaunas Festival - Lithuania
- Lens Culture - Olanda
- Lugano Photo Days - Svizzera
He’s member of the Nominating committee for the Joop Swart Masterclass at World Press Photo Foundation
Currently a member of the international jury of the prize:
MANUEL ORTIZ RIVERA-THE FOUNDATION FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY