Born in 1959, Marco Ambrosi made his debut as a photographer of architecture at the age of 20, later exploring new forms of expression and specializing in still life and surrealistic images. Most recently his interests have expanded to include the human figure and the portrait. An experimenter from the outset, Ambrosi dedicates great effort and energy to artistic experimentation, realizing works that have earned him worldwide recognition (view fine art photography at www.marcoambrosi.it). In 2003 part of his most recent work was presented in the volume La Serra Oscura/The Dark Side of the Moon, edited by Prearo with texts by Luca Beatrice and Till Neuburg. He is a member of ADCI and TAU VISUAL.
Awam Amkpa Curator, Professor of Drama, New York University and Director of NYU Africana Studies
Awam Amkpa is a dramatist, documentary filmmaker and an Associate Professor of Drama at NYU‟s Tisch School of the Arts, Associate Professor and Program Director of Africana Studies at NYU‟s College of Arts and Sciences, and a scholar of theatre, film and cultural theory. He is the co-founder and co-curator of the annual Real Life Pan-African Documentary Film Festival in Accra, Ghana—a festival dedicated to African and African Diasporic documentary filmmaking, and the co-curator of the photographic exhibition Africa: See You, See Me. He is the author and director of several plays, documentaries and films, and author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires, as well as several articles.
Danesin began his career as a photographer of architecture and print journalism. He works for some of the most successful Italian media organizations, companies and publications. He was awarded an honourable mention at the FNAC Photographic Talent Competition and a special award at the Epson Human life photo category. Danesin considers himself a witness to social and cultural issues. He usually immerses himself in the life of his subjects. His interest in the African Pentecostal community in Italy is profound and his photographs documenting their presence in Italy are sumptuous, celebratory, and innovative. He is part of the collective of photographers who authored the exhibition and catalogue Portraits in Black.
Madala Hilaire is the Graduate Program Coordinator for Africana Studies and American Studies at NYU. Her most recent projects include Co-curator for the Africa: See You, See Me Photography Exhibition for the NYU Africana Studies Program, and film coordinator for the Real Life Film Festival in Accra, Ghana. She is also an actress and aspiring film producer.