We are pleased to announce the #BORNTHESAME global tour which premiered at Les Rencontres del la Photographie, Arles in July 2017 during La Nuit de l’Annèe. See here the video shown.

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



Quoting Ernest Gellner (British-Czech philosopher and social anthropologist): “People in different parts of the world still utter different sounds, but nowadays they say more or less the same thing everywhere”.

Does the sense of familiarity and similarity makes us feel less alone? If we feel more similar to each other, what’s the effect this can have on us and on the way we relate with others? How can photography and creative visual narrative work on an awareness level and bring to light important stories that could make us think differently about of the issues they depict?

We launched the Born The Same idea a few months ago, opening a global call, looking for projects and stories that could trigger some thoughts. Ten authors interpreted the Born The Same theme and gave back a range of narratives touching not only different countries, but mainly telling stories related some hot topics, culturally and socially relevant today, delivered through a very personal and creative gaze.

Look at the online exhibition on the PHmuseum platform.

Read more on this article published on Yet Magazine.

Recently, VOGUE Italia has published and extensive Q&A and a gallery of the Born The Same project.

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


Born The Same is a project conceived and curated by Maria Teresa Salvati.

The jury panel was 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

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

Editor-in-Chief and founder of Slideluck Editorial. Maria Teresa conceived and curated the project BORN THE SAME: a selection of ten different works exploring sub-cultures and micro-stories working as reminder that we are all born the same, despite cultural, emotional and political conditions.  She co-edited and co-curated HUNGRY STILL: exhibition and publication produced and designed by Slideluck London, FORMAT Festival and QUAD, printed by AKINA Factory. The collective 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. She’s a personal branding consultant. She helps photographers to find their “spot of beauty” and vision, advises them on how 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 School of Photography and Cinematography; in Rome at Officine Fotografiche; and she’s guest lecturer at the London College of Communication (LCC). Director of Slideluck Europe since 2012, and works as independent curator. Writer contributor for GUP Magazine.


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.



The ten selected photographers have produced exclusive multimedia that are now travelling globally. The tour started October 14th, 2017 in Bari, in the main city square, and travelled then to Calcutta (India) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). In 2018, the show is going to Derby (UK), Hamburg (Germany), Taipei (Taiwan), New York City, Santander (Spain) and other cities to be confirmed.



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

#Bornthesame Tour – The project