On the occasion of the 2022 edition of the Photolux Festival. International Biennial of Photography, Photolux and intarget promote an international open call aimed at photographers, photographers and photographic collectives, professionals and non-professionals, of any gender and nationality.

The projects presented must offer an unedited and original interpretation of the Festival’s theme: love.

The winning project will be produced and exhibited in one of the official venues of the Festival and included in the catalog.

Nicola Tanzini, founder and CEO intarget (President)
Aaron Schuman, photographer and indipendent curator
Dimitri Beck, head of photography, Polka, Parigi

The winner will be presented with an exhibition that will be included in the official program and catalog of Photolux Festival 2022.


Tara Fallaux, Perfect Pearl
Tomaso Clavarino, Ballad of Woods and Wounds
Chiara Medici, Il paradiso sta sulla groppa di un cavallo
Martina Zanin, I Made Them Run Away
Matteo Di Giovanni, I had to shed my skin
Michael Swann, An Ascension
Ilaria Abbiento, teorèma celèste
Filippo Barbero, Borderland
Ilias Georgiadis, Over.State
Yoshi Okamoto, Sea and Jewelry
Mauro Curti, Volver (Come Back)
Claudia Iacomino, Mnemosyne
Denise Perry, You can call it love


The winner of intarget Photolux Award 2022 is An Ascension by Michael Swann!

The jury said:
“After a rich discussion, also due to the high number and quality of submitted projects, the jury is happy to have unanimously selected the winning project of the 2022 edition of the intarget Photolux Award. British photographer Michael Swann, in his project “An Ascension”addresses the themes of love, hope, queerness and devotion in a very personal way, questioning the complex relationship between love, commitment, sensuality, and lingering feelings of guilt. Thanks to a very strong coherence that combines metaphor with diaristic imagery, viewers find themselves immersed in a sort of journey – both intimate and universal – in which they are asked to connect with the work through their own experiences, relationships and interpretations.”