Home - Fondazione MAST - Photography Grant on industry and work / 2020

The MAST Photography Grant on Industry and Work is a biennial photography competition dedicated to emerging talents. The projects of the five finalists on show at MAST and curated by Urs Stahel, tackle contemporary perspectives and topics: the environmental damage due to intensive agriculture, female identity in film industry and information technology, industrial design, Artificial Intelligence and homologation in the fashion industry.


MAST FOUNDATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT ON INDUSTRY AND WORK is a biennial selection of young photographers that aims to document and support image research activities related to industry, the transformation it brings about on society and the environment and the role of labour in economic and productive development.


May / 2018

Selectors appointed

June / 2018

Candidates invited

September / 2018

Projects submitted

December / 2018

Finalists selected

Jan 2019 - September / 2020

Projects executed and delivered

October - February / 2021

Winner communication and finalist exhibition at mast


The MAST Foundation is an international cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on art, technology and innovation. 

Located next to the Coesia industrial group headquarters in a multifunctional complex conceived as a bridge between the company and the community, MAST is a place for sharing and collaborating in which each citizen has open access to learning, the arts and photography on the world of labour. 

The PhotoGallery is an exhibition space with a programme of temporary exhibitions dedicated to industrial and work photography, curated by Urs Stahel.