About

Igor Ponti (born in 1981) lives in Lugano, Switzerland; in 2013, he obtained support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, whose aim was to promote new talents in the field of photography. His images have been part of both personal and private exhibitions.
His first book Skate Generation was published in 2009.
In 2010 he began his new research to describe and investigate the idea of an common Swiss identity.
In 2014 is published by Hatje Cantz his second book “Looking for Identity” that in the same year he was invited to the international exhibition of photography Paris Photo Fair, for the presentation.
The book “Looking for Identity” was in the final selection of the New York Photo Festival 2014.
Giovanna Calvenzi describes his photographic research tool to question himself and check the roots of their membership through a slow vision, which requires planning, a language that does not judge, does not comment, does not indulge in stunts aesthetic.

Awards

2014
New York Photo Festival,
Finalist Book Category

2012
Honorable Mention,
International Photography Awards,
New York

2011
3rd place,
International Photography Awards,
New York

Collections

Collezione Banca Stato
Collezione Repubblica e Cantone Ticino
Artphilein Foundation
Colombo Group
Private Collections