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Photo contest 2019 winners

Congratulations to the two winners of the LuganoPhotoDays 2019 Photo Contest: Enrico Carpegna - Balcanica (Reportage and Documentary) and Alain Schroeder - Saving Orangutans (Wildlife and Nature) / 20 Minuti (24.10.18)

Servizio a cura di Davide Giordano per / 20 Minuti con Doris Calegari (WWF Svizzera) e Marco Cortesi (LuganoPhotoDays) in occasione della settima edizione di LuganoPhotoDays con l'esposizione Photographers Against Wildlife Crime.

La casa degli animali (20.10.18)

Lara Montagna intervista il prof. Gianfranco Mormino per La casa degli animali, andata in onda sabato 20 ottobre 2018 su RSI Rete Uno.

Il Quotidiano (18.10.18)

Servizio de Il Quotidiano andato in onda su RSI La 1  giovedì 18 ottobre 2018.

Presentazione evento WWF (18.10.18)

Presentazione da parte di Marco Cortesi, direttore del festival LuganoPhotoDays, dell'esposizione Photographers against wildlife crime e del materiale confiscato alle dogane svizzere e messo a disposizione da parte di CITES in occasione della conferenza Emergenza bracconaggio di WWF Svizzera.

Photo contests 2018

Win almost CHF 10'000.- of prizes and be exhibited apply on before May 31st, 2018.

How to become a heck of a Storyteller

"Most photographers are lousy storytellers, but they are fantastic collectors." What does this mean? It means to be a serious photographer, you need to understand the power of narrative, of editing, of clarifying your ideas, enabling you to engage and communicate with an audience. People want stories; not pictures.

Crowdfunding 2016

The fifth edition of the international festival of photography, Luganophotodays, will be held in September. Your contribution is essential for this important anniversary.

Catalogue 2015

Buy the catalogue LuganoPhotoDays 2015 (72 pages), fully bilingual (English + Italian), with 188 photos.

Finalists and winners of the photo contest

First of all I want to congratulate with every participant because we receive a lot of great body of work in both categories, this is also one of the reasons of the delay of the final decision.

Finding Vivian Maier

After the success of the projection of The Salt of the Earth, we present the documentary Finding Vivian Maier by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel in collaboration with CineStar Lugano e RSI.

Bon voyage René Burri

It is with sadness that we learned that this afternoon, in Zurich, René Burri passed away. This great photographer has marked the history of photojournalism… Continua »

Collective exhibition about Rwanda

For the 20th anniversary of this very sad chapter of the history, LuganoPhotoDays has organised for its third edition a collective photo exhibition with the work of several authors who have dealt with different aspects of the theme.

Contest: statistics

LuganoPhotoDays, the Fondazione Vicari and the Jury also appreciated -in addition to the high quality of the series- the diversity of the participants: nationalities and ages.

Contest: finalists

I'm extremely happy to announce the ten finalists of the Photo Contest 2014 by LuganoPhotoDays and Fondazione Vicari.

Photo contest: selected

We apologize for the delay (even if only for a few days) and we publish with pleasure the pictures of all the participants and the 50 selected by the jury.

Deadline extended to July 7, 2014

Due to high interest to the photo contest we are pleased to announce that the deadline has been extended! The submission deadline is now Monday, July 7, 2014 at 23:59:59 CET.

Photo Contest 2014

LuganoPhotoDays and Fondazione Vicari present the first edition of the photo contest

Survivors at Conservatorio

LuganoPhotoDays is happy to announce the photo exhibition Survivors by GMB Akash At Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (1st floor) via Soldino 9, 6900 Lugano From December 14, 2013… Continua »

Action Painting at ArteCasa

During Artecasa, Sunday and Monday evening, was organized an Action Paiting show with: Painter Benedetta Carugati (4th at World Body Painting Festival 2013 in the “Special effects” category)… Continua »

“Survivors” video

Video of the exhibition “Survivors” by GMB Akash at CSIA (Lugano).

Marianna Santoni workshops

After many people’s request, and in accordance with Marianna Santoni, we changed the language of her workshops from English to Italian. We also removed the… Continua »

Reporters sans frontières

We are pleased to confirm that during second edition of LuganoPhotoDays we will also host the exhitbition Reporters sans frontières: Des images pour la liberé d’expression.… Continua »

Antoine d’Agata

For organisational reasons the lecture of Antoine d’Agata has been postponed from Thursday, October 17 to Friday, October 18. You can find the updated planning… Continua »

René Burri

Finally we can reveal who will be the special guest of this great second edition of LuganoPhotoDays: René Burri (Magnum Photos) We do not think… Continua »


Exenia, company based in Mendrisio (Switzerland) specialised in high-level training courses, will be present at LuganoPhotoDays with four thematic workshops. Portfolio project (Saturday, October 12, 6 hours, CHF… Continua »

20% discount on a workshop

In agreement with Marianna Santoni we lowered by 20% the price of her Advanced Shooting Performance workshop, from CHF 250.- / 200 €, to CHF 200.- /… Continua »

Photoshop guru

Marianna Santoni, a Photoshop Guru, will be our guest with two great workshops during LuganoPhotoDays: Advanced Shooting Performance, October 18, 2013 RAW development and workflow for… Continua »

Workshops calendar

To make things easier we have included in the Workshops page an easy to read calendar. Keep you up-to-date with this news, the newsletter and… Continua »

Daria Bonera

Daria Bonera, photo editor and editorial coordinator for “Touring” National Geographic Traveler Italy, will be at LuganoPhotoDays! You’ll have the unique opportunity to have a… Continua »

GMB Akash

We are pleased to confirm the first photo exhibition that will take place during the next edition of LuganoPhotoDays. We will have as our guest… Continua »

City Card Lugano

LuganoPhotoDays is now a Lugano Card and City Card Lugano partner. We offers to card holders a 5% discount on all workshops 2013. The Lugano Card is available to all domiciled in… Continua »


The partnership with CSIA / SSS_AA is confirmed also for this second edition as they give us rooms for the workshops, since this year we cooperate also… Continua »

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