imAge - finalists announced

imAge - Finalists Announced

The 25 finalists in the YOUMANITY annual photography award have been announced. The contest attracted over 1,200 submissions from photographers in 32 different countries. 

The judges ranked the finalists in the following order:

  1. Elise Jacob
  2. Francesco Ruffoni
  3. Abhijit Chakraborty
  4. Andrea Cattaneo
  5. Simona Lomurno
  6. Izabela Urbaniak
  7. Allan Weber
  8. Grzegorz Piaskowski
  9. Anna Hoffman
  10. Laura Liverani
  11. Valentina Pavone
  12. Arne Wesenberg
  13. Anne Clements
  14. Bente Stachowske
  15. Kirsten Quist
  16. Iolanda Pazzanese
  17. Alex Boyd
  18. Krishnasis Ghosh
  19. Aydin Cetinbostanoglu
  20. Claudio Dell'Osa
  21. Danika Voneki
  22. Elisa Turiani
  23. Jan Enkelmann
  24. Tijen Erol
  25. Zoya Yakovleva

The quality and the variety of this year’s award has been outstanding. I can only hope that our efforts may help in someway to raise more awareness of the social situation affecting the Elderly worldwide. The entries received underline a marked disparity between those elderly who enjoy a happy retirement life, and those who have no choice but to work in order to support themselves,” stated Angelo Iudice, Chair of YOUMANITY. 


imAge photographic entries were assessed by the following distinguished panel:

Anne Williams, Director of Photography, London College of Communication 

Cristobal Catalan, Creative Director, Liminal Senses Productions

Michael Pritchard, Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society

Marco Delogu, Director, Italian Cultural Institute, London

Roger Tooth, Head of Photography, The Guardian


The imAge project was supported by Reloacabroad   Castel di Pietra   GAL Meridaunia   Li Veli   Brainpull   Exhibit Events  TimpsonsGreat night at the King’s College London for the grand opening of imAge - challenging stereotypes of older people.

The exhibition explores how the concept of age is perceived in the different countries.

Photographers from the international scene attended the private view.

Special guests included the Consul General of Italy, Dr Massimiliano Mazzanti, the Mayor of Merton, C.llr David Chung, Mayor of Wandsworth, C.llr Nicola Nardelli, Mayor of Camden, C.llr Larraine Revah, Mayor of Islington, C.llr Richard Greening, the President of King’s College, Prof. Edward Byrne, the Policy and Campaigns Manager of AGE UK, Gordon Deuchars, and Angelo Iudice, Chair of YOUMANITY