Nerve Center

Project manager / Founder

Annecristie Badiu

Project manager / Founder

Annecristie Badiu gathered her first experience by working for the TV Broadcast Production Company, Me Myself & Eye in Hamburg. She spent several years working in different editorial departments of the company. At the same time she graduated from the University of Hamburg with a M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures. In 2008 she started working for action press, one of the greatest and long standing photography agencies in Germany. She worked as a picture editor and was responsible for exclusive set sales and acquisition of new international photographers. She functioned also as a key account manager for all partnering agencies and suppliers. She attended every year international trades shows and festivals. In 2012 she moved to Italy and continued her experience in the field by working as an account manager for the photojournalism agency ParalleloZero. At the moment she is working as a freelance photography agent.

Artistic Director

Antonello Turchetti

Artistic Director

Antonello Turchetti is a professional photographer, art therapist and curator of events and photographic exhibitions. His first camera was a Polaroid “Instant 1000 Deluxe and, as he declares, that was the thing that most of all changed his way to see the world. He is using photography as a tool to tell stories that are often ignored and to reactivate the people's perception. Through his creativity he also promotes internal and external communication and supports processes of self-affirmation during his work in art therapy. He is founder and curator of the Perugia Social Photo Fest, an international festival that took place from 2012 to 2018, and has exhibited social and therapeutic photography. He coordinates social and therapeutic photography projects in Italy and is an external professor at diverse Italian institutes and academies. Antonello is co-founder of NetFo, the first Italian network of phototherapy, therapeutic photography and social action photography.

www.antonettoturchetti.it

Visual Storytelling Editor

Régina Monfort

Visual Storytelling Editor

Régina Monfort is a photography and visual book editor, now based in France after living 30 years in New York City. Her own photographic work has been widely exhibited and collected. She has taught photography at CUNY La Guardia Community College and Pratt Institute in New York City and was a visiting instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2015 to 2018, she served as co-curator of the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival. She combines her rich experience working in the studios of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon with a passion for editing long-form documentary projects. As a photo editor for FotoEvidence Press, Monfort has edited and sequenced a number of monographs by award-winning photographers including Fausto Podavini, Danielle Villasana, Marcus Bleasdale, Tanya Habjouqa and Daniella Zalcman. Among her independent book projects are East Harlem: The Postwar Years -photographs by New York Photo League member Leo Goldstein; Marked, Unmarked, Remembered by Andrew Lichtenstein and Richard Sandler’s The Eyes of the City.

www.reginamonfort.com

Communication Manager

Valentina Ruozi

Communication Manager

Valentina Ruozi is a journalist, writer, storyteller and she also works as marketing and business strategist. Writing has always meant to give shape to her dreams and to the beautiful things that she has seen and met during her many travels around the world. In 2011 she published her first book “Il Bracciale di Sterline”, Corsiero Editore, and during her career she has written for Vogue, Elle, National Geographic, Radio Bullets, Il Sole24Ore and LaRepubblica. Her Bachelor Degree in International Marketing, a Master degree in Branding and an MBA in Business Strategy, connote an apparently double professional Identity. While she always believes that it’s always about to tell the story, there is always a story to tell: in a company, in a war, in a ordinary or extraordinary person’s life. And it’s all about how you communicate this story that could make it worth for the people to read it and to be impacted by a new perspective.