The Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea
is the first public museum of contemporary photography created in Italy. It was founded in 2004 and is located in Cinisello Balsamo, ten kilometres from Milan.
The collection includes 1.800.000 photographs from the Second World War up to now, by about 800 artists (both Italian and European).The Musem’s library includes 14.000 books and magazines specialized in contemporary photography. Apart from exhibitions, the museum organizes symposiums, educational programs and commissions to photographers. It promotes two prizes: the Paolo Costantini prize for photography essays
and the Riccardo Pezza European Photography Prize
for young photographers.
Director of institute: Roberta Valtorta
Contact person: Fiorenza Melani - Press officer
; phone +39 (0)266056633