The Photolux Award 2017 is aimed to promote emergent photography.
Directors and curators of some of the most important international institutions and magazines dedicated to photography are invited to present three photographers with a project related to the theme to which the edition of the festival is dedicated: Mediterraneo.
Domingo Milella
(Bari, Italy, 1981). He lives and works between Bari and New York. He studied photography at the School of Visual Arts, New York, under Stephen Shore (2005, BFA). His work has been exhibited in many national and international galleries and museum, such as Brancolini Grimaldi gallery, London;  Tracy Williams, New York; Foam Museum in Amsterdam, MACRO, Rome; at the 54th Venice Biennale; Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles. His works have been included in important national and international collections including the Margulies Collection in Miami and the Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul. Among the personal exhibitions, Grimaldi Gavin (London, 2015), Tracy Williams Ltd (New York, 2014), Brancolini Grimaldi (London, 2012), and the Exhibition of Orli EstremiOrli Estremi di Qualche Età Sepolta, curated by 3/3 in Palazzo Coiro (Castelmezzano, 2011). Among the group shows the artist participated in Italy Inside Out at Palazzo della Regione (Milan, 2015), Esprit Mediterranéen at the Pinacoteca di Bari (2011), Young research photography in Puglia at the Museo Pino Pascali Foundation (Bari, 2011 ), Egosistemi – Nature Becomes Art at Palazzo Panichi (Pietrasanta, 2011). In 2014, he published with Steidl his first book, Domingo Millella, and in 2015 he was the curator of the exhibition From time to time at Roman Road (London).
TOBIA BEZZOLA | Director Museo Folkwang
Museum Folkwang was founded by Karl Ernst Osthaus (1874–1921) in the Westphalian industrial town of Hagen in 1902.  Its exceptional fame is due to its collection of paintings and 19th century sculpture.  The Photographic Collection was established as an independent department in the Museum Folkwang in 1978 and is focused on the periods of the 1920’s and 30’s, the 1950’s and 60’s and the present. The 19th century is, however, also well-represented by excellent works. Currently, the Photographic Collection holds more than 60,000 photographs.