illy issimo announces winners of “AuthentiCity– Revealing purity and authenticity in urban life” photography project, together with the School of Visual Arts

On show @ Milan Design Week 2010

MILAN – April 16th, 2010 – illy issimo – the ready-to-drink coffee-based beverage by the collaboration between illycaffè and The Coca-Cola Company – presents “AuthentiCity”: a photography project conceived in cooperation with the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, aimed at young international artists who are SVA students or alumni.
Here are the names of the five award-winning artists, chosen from the 19 finalists: Igor Aronov (NY – USA), Giselle Behrens (Caracas – Venezuela), Matthew Baum (NY – USA, MFA Photo 2007), Carlos Alvarez Montero (Mexico City – Mexico, MFA Photo 2010) and Caroline Shepard (Brookling, NY – USA, MFA Photo 2002), they will continue the project and receive a cash prize of $3,000 each.

Semifinalists from the Photo MFA department include:

Bo Wang ’11

Ryan Koopmans ’12

Ryan Cooley ’12

Yuchung Chao ’11

Natan Dvir ’10

Sarina Finkelstein ’04

Min Kwak ’03

Sean Hanratty ’08

Scott Houston ’08

Kwang Min Kim ’02

The “AuthentiCity” project has been presented on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2010, through an open photography exhibition in the Tortona neighbourhood of Milan, at the T35 @ Nhow Hotel (Via Tortona 35, Milan), where the winners’ and finalists’ works will remain on exhibit until April 19th, 2010, every day from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.