The open call is still running!

The open call is still running until November 13th, 11.59 pm and we encourage all those photographers who are European citizens to participate. What does Europe mean to you? How would you portray it in an image incorporating the concepts of Identity, Dialogues and Europe in the story?

To get you inspired, here some images that participants have been submitting:

Photo by  Gregorio Marrero
Photo by  Pavel Nasadil

Photo by Pavel Nasadil

Photo by  Agnieszka Sejud
Photo by  Patryk Ostoya

Photo by Patryk Ostoya

Photo by  Evagelia Tzekou
Photo by  Paul Butkus

Photo by Paul Butkus

Photo by  Marco Sacco

Photo by Marco Sacco

Photographer in residence: Marine Gastineau

Marine Gastineau (1983) is a french photographer based in Copenhagen.

Her photography focuses on story telling and portrait. In her personal projects she works with the subject of cultural heritage, youth and society. She is published at Politikens Publishing House, Berlingske, Jyllands Posten.

She has done assignments for Red Cross, Visit Greenland, Visit Færøerne, Georg Jensen, Sticks & Suhis, Snow Peak, Det Kongelig Teater, RUM magazine, Assemble Papers Australia. She is the founder of the photography department at Turning Tables Denmark, where she teaches workshops with marginalised youth.

During her residency in Savignano and as part of the ‘‘Reconstruction of Identities’’ project, she will be exploring the identity of the local community through its immigrants and refugees.

Marine working during her residency in Savignano

Marine working during her residency in Savignano

Photographer in residence: Sanne De Wilde / NOOR

Sanne De Wilde (Belgium, 1987). In her photography explores the role genetics play in peoples lives and how this shapes and affectscommunities. Picturing people suffering from a condition making them vulnerable in the eye of society.

She graduated with a Master in the Fine Arts at KASK in Ghent (BE) with great honours in 2012. Her photo series 'The Dwarf Empire' was rewarded with the Photo Academy Award 2012 as well as the International Photography Award Emergentes DST in 2013. Her serie ‘Snow White’ was awarded 16ème Prix National Photographie Ouverte and NuWork Award for Photographic Excellence. She was awarded the Nikon Press Award in 2014 and 2016 for most promising young photographer.

The British Journal of Photography selected De Wilde as one of 'the best emerging talents from around the world' in 2014 and recently received the Firecracker Grant 2016, PHmuseum Women's Grant and de Zilveren Camera award for 'The Island of the Colorblind' and most recently won a World Press Photo for her collaborative project with NOOR Photographer Benedicte Kurzen for "Land of Ibeji" in 2019.

She has been internationally published (Guardian, New Yorker, Le Monde, CNN, Vogue) and exhibited (Voies OFF, Tribeca Film Festival, Circulations, Lagos Photo, Lodz Fotofestiwal, IDFA, STAM and EYE).

Since 2013, De Wilde works with the Dutch newspaper and magazine De Volkskrant, in Amsterdam the Netherlands and joined NOOR in 2017.

During her residence in Savignano, she will reflect on the topic of identity with the production of a series of portraits on the iconic actors of the local community. Click here to know more about Sanne and her work.

Portfolio review session during SIFEST

Portfolio review session during SIFEST

Photographer in residence: Filippo Venturi

Filippo Venturi (born in Cesena in 1980) is an Italian documentary photographer.

His works have been published in different newspapers and magazines such as The Washington Post, Newsweek, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Das Magazin, Internazionale, La Stampa, Geo, Marie Claire, Gente, D di Repubblica, Io Donna del Corriere della Sera.

He produces personal projects concerning identity and the human condition, focusing in particular on the consequences of rapid technological progress in some parts of the world.

Filippo and students during the workshop organised as part of his residency in Savignano

Filippo and students during the workshop organised as part of his residency in Savignano

Portfolio review in Savignano

Portfolio review in Savignano


His works have been exhibited in Italy and abroad in exhibition spaces like Foro Boario in Modena as "New Talent" of the Modena Photography Foundation, MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Somerset House in London, U Space in Beijing, Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin, Sony Square in New York City, Photolux in Lucca, Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania, SI Fest in Savignano sul Rubicone and Festival of Ethical Photography in Lodi.

In 2019 he was selected by SI Fest, the Photography Festival of Savignano sul Rubicone, to participate in the RIO Project (Reconstruction of Identities) with a series on immigration. His images are very rigorous and refined, nothing appears "too much" or "too little". Surprise, light irony and never sarcasm. He works with amazement, curiosity and never preconception. Check his website to know more.

Photographer in residence: Katerina Buil

Katerina Buil (Barbastro, Spain - 1987). She grew up in a family of photographers, living the process of the analogical change to digital, that completely transformed the world of photography

With studies in image, she has been professionally dedicated to photography since 2008. She is interested above all in photography that talks about people, introspective and reflexive, something that she considers increasingly difficult to achieve due to the multitude of images that we perceive today.

Since 2016 she has been combining her social photography work with more personal projects.

In 2017 she won the BECA VISIONADOS BFOTO, with a work on the role of women in the rural world, with which she has participated in several exhibitions in Barcelona, the Biennial of Olot photography, etc.

Her latest project revolves around identity: 101 portraits that aim to help us understand who we are.

This is the work she is developing as part of the ‘‘Reconstruction of identities” project. You can check this link to know more about her.


Katerina Buil and students during a portfolio review session and workshop as part of her residency in Savignano.

Photographers in residence

The four photographers of the project — Kate Buil, Sanne De Wilde, Filippo Venturi and Marine Gastineau — are currently in residence in Savignano sul Rubicone, a small and beautiful Italian town at the shore of the Rubicone river. Each with a different angle, they are collectively capturing the local identity of the community, holding workshops for local photographers and reviewing their portfolios.

The residency will end on September 18th. Keep an eye on the blog to because we will introduce the photographers in residence as well as some of the new material they produced.


#IdentityDialoguesEurope - apply now!


© Sanne De Wilde / NOOR



Any citizen from or living in Europe is welcome to participate by submitting a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #IdentityDialoguesEurope before November 13th, 2019, 11.59pm.

On November 25th, 2019, among all submitted images, the jury will pre-select four winning photos and post them on the Instagram account dedicated to the project.

The audience will have a week to vote for their favourite picture by clicking ‘‘like’’.

The photo with most likes on December 2nd, 2019 at 11.59pm will be the winner.



What defines what Europe is? What makes someone or something European? Participants are invited to explore the concept of Identity, Dialogue and Europe, building a visual European identity. What does it mean to you? The call is to invite our audience to use photography to reflect upon the diversity in Europe and start a dialogue on diverse but shared European identity among citizens.

*By participating on the call, you accept that your submitted image(s) could be used by any of the partners on any communication channel, to support the aims of the project.

Open Call #IdentityDialoguesEurope

© Sanne De Wilde / NOOR

© Sanne De Wilde / NOOR

What defines what Europe is? What makes someone or something European? The partners of the project will launch an open call during SI-FEST to invite every local or newcomer European citizen to explore the concept of Identity, Dialogue and Europe through visual storytelling on social media. Keep an eye on the blog because very soon we will announce how to participate and the very special prize for the winner!

Announcing | Artist Residencies

We are proud to announce that the RIO Project has organized a residency program in Copenhagen, during the Copenhagen Photo Festival. The participating photographers are Martin Thaulow, Filippo Venturi, Katerina Buil, and NOOR photographer Andrea Bruce.

© Andrea Bruce / NOOR

© Andrea Bruce / NOOR

The residency is an opportunity for the participating photographers to meet other photographers participating in the RIO Project, as well as photographers exhibiting at the festival. The four photographers will educate selected emerging artists, and gain insight into Danish culture and cultural identity through visiting a number of Danish photography-related institutions.

A promising programme has been set up, so keep an eye for the progress through our website and Instagram. A big thank you to all the partners for making this possible.