We are pleased to announce the #BORNTHESAME global tour which premiers at Les Rencontres d’Arles in July 2017 during La Nuit de l’Annèe.

The jury has selected 10 multimedia to be projected through the global tour starting in Arles and traveling around the world.



“People in different parts of the world still utter different sounds, but nowadays they say more or less the same thing everywhere” – Ernest Gellner

The theme for this call comes from a reflection about the consciousness that we all have the same basic needs of love, shelter, nutrition, caring of the loved ones, and being taken care of; as well as education, work, raising kids, personal growth, need of belonging, etc. Still, today in many (too many) parts of the world, due to culture, traditions, habits, politics, laws, economics and wars, some people are put in the condition not to be able to satisfy these basic human needs (and rights).

The projects selected aim to work as a reflection and a reminder that we are all born the same and have the same needs despite social, cultural and emotional conditions.


Selected Artists:


Griselda San Martin – The Other Side
Nausicaa Giulia Bianchi – You Gave the Virgin a New Heart
Karen Paulina Biswell – Nama Bu
Tania Franco Klein – Pest Control
Nobukho Nqaba – Umaskhenkethe
Daniel Rodrigues – The Hunted
Ed Kashi & Tom Laffay – Hidden Under The Indian Sun
Laura El-Tantawy – Beyond Here is Nothing
Carlotta Cardana – The Red Road Project
Stephen Gerard Kelly – Irish Travellers



The jury panel is composed of:


Louise Clements

Artistic Director of QUAD and Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, lives and works in the UK/Internationally. Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004.

She’s an independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. Louise is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.

Louise is guest curator at many festivals and awards around the world.



Monica Allende

Monica Allende is a photo editor, curator, cultural producer and educator. She was FORMAT17 International Photography Director, GetxoPhoto 2017-2019 festival Artistic Director. She is currently producing several multidisciplinary projects with artists Worldwide. She has collaborated with Screen projects, she is the co-founder of Offspring Photo Meet, London. Previously she was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched the award-winning photography section Spectrum. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication and lectures and teaches workshops in photography among others ScreenLab , London ; EFTI, Madrid; Tashkeil, Saudi Arabia; Mentorship Business Programme DEVELOP at the University of Sunderland; Festival Internazionale e Ferrara; WPP workshop Angola; Magnum Professional Practise Workshops.

She nominates photographers for Deutchse Borse Photography Prize; Prix Pictet ; The Joop Swart Masterclass/ WPP, has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Visa Pour L’image and the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize. She produced and curated Darfur: Images against impunity, an exhibition and a book by Stanley Greene, Lynsey Addario and Alvaro Ybarra Zavala.

She is the recipient of the Amnesty International Media Photojournalism Award, the Picture Editor’s Award, the Online Press Award and Magazine Design Award for Best Use of Photography.


Renata Ferri

Renata Ferri is a journalist and photo editor of Io Donna – the female of Corriere della Sera – And AMICA, the monthly magazine of RCS Mediagroup. Previously she directed for a long time the photographic production of Contrast. SHe has participated in several Italian and international juries. She writes about photography and photographers, holds workshops and lessons in university courses and specialistic schools. She curates editorial projects and exhibitions of individual authors and collectives. Since 2010 she has a photo blog on ilpost.it.



Emanuela Mirabelli

Born in Milan, she has always been intrigued by all that is expressed through the images. After high school she started to write movie reviews for magazines, while studying art history at the University.

In parallel she developed a deep interest in photography, which has translated soon into a profession. She worked for Photo magazine and then became the executive director of Carla Sozzani Gallery in Milan.

Since 2003, she is working as photo editor of Marie Claire Italy magazine, where she publishes a huge variety of works, from classic reportages to new languages in contemporary photography, as well fine art portfolios.

Also she writes texts and holds various lectures about photography and photo editing. She has been a jury member of international photo awards.



Annakarin Quinto (leboudoir2.0)

Annakarin Quinto, photographer, curator, founder of leboudoir2.0, an experimental platform and nomad laboratory dedicated to question photography and its place in the contemporary social ecology.




Maria Teresa Salvati (Slideluck Editorial)

Editor-in- Chief and founder of Slideluck Editorial: a selection of the best photographic works and multimedia presented during Slideluck events worldwide. Director of Slideluck Europe since 2012, Maria Teresa works as curator to bring multimedia works in London and elsewhere in Europe.

She’s been the director of Slideluck London from 2008 to 2014. She co-edited Hungry Still: exhibition and publication produced and designed by Slideluck London, FORMAT Festival and QUAD. The project showcases twenty-four of the best works that have contributed to the English platform, since its inception, with a selection of images combined with personal anecdotes and recipes.

Writer contributor for GUP Magazine: she interviews and selects portfolios of photographers, also presented at Slideluck events in Europe.

She’s personal branding consultant. She helps photographers to find their “spot of beauty” and vision, and advises them to build their identity and communicate via the most appropriate channels (i.e. social media). Now she teaches a course on Personal Branding for photographers in Bari at F.Project at School of Photography and Cinematography; and in Rome at Officine Fotografiche. For over 15 years, she’s worked as a creative strategist in advertising and communication agencies.


CJ Clarke

CJ Clarke is an award winning filmmaker, producer and photographer. He is the author of Magic Party Place, which has recently been shortlisted for the Aperture

Paris Photo First Book Award 2016. Completed over the course of ten years, the book documents contemporary England, mapping the roots of Brexit in the process. His film Mother & Daughter won the inaugural BJP/Canon Open Shutter award. He also wrote and directed It Shouldn’t Happen Here, an advert for Save the Children’s UK poverty campaign. His work has been commended once in the Ian Parry Award, twice in the Observer Hodge Award, three times in the Magenta Flash Forward Award.

He is co-founder of crowdsourced activist initiative, The Rape in India Project (www.therapeinindiaproject.org/).

He is co-founder and director of Just Another Photo Festival (http://www.justanotherphotofestival.com/), a guerrilla festival that democratizes visual media by taking photography to the people and forging new audiences.


Special thanks to our CREATIVE PARTNERS:
For more info about hosting the global tour, please contact mts@slideluckedtorial.com 

#Bornthesame Tour – Artists Announced