Urbanautica is an independent journal about visual anthropology and cultural landscapes that came from humble beginnings, and has now a spread in 4 continents and thousands of followers. 

Representing our peers: we create partnerships & networks by promoting what we are excited about in order to make an impact that is real. Fueled by the passion of our visionary leader Steve Bisson, who began this project in 2009, Urbanautica has only grown via word of mouth & a common love for what we do! Through these years the team of Urbanautica has enhanced a critical thinking about photography while collaborating with institutions around the world through exhibitions, books, reviews, workshops, lectures.


Editors & Staff 

Founding Editor
Steve Bisson

Editor in chief
Lina Manousogiannaki

Board Editors
Klaus Fruchtnis, Dieter Debruyne, Steve Bisson

Contributing editors
Luciana Benaduce, Irith Guby, Eleonora Milner, Thieu Riemen, Georges Salameh, Polina Shubkina, Krzysztof Sienkiewicz, Sheung Yiu

Guest Editors
Gianpaolo Arena, Tiago Dias dos Santos, Daniel Marques, David Pollock, Bärbel Praun, Natalya Reznik, Laura Van Severen, Rocco Venezia

Web Designer
Marcello Balbo

Video Producer
Elisabetta Tasca

Translations and Proofreading
Lauren Borremans, Laura Lee Bral, Heleen De Boever, Robin Geldhof, Sjoerd Houben, Sophia Marmelstein 



Volunteering Opportunities

Urbanautica is seeking assistance from volunteers. We believe that volunteering offers a valuable chance to photographers, educators and writers to make and grow their own experience. To find out more please write to info@urbanautica.com.



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Launch of the new web platform.

New partnership with L'Artiere publishing and kick off for a new bookseries 'Urbanautica Collections' presented at Les Rencontres d'Arles Festival.

The second edition of Naturae (exhibition and catalog) at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia.

First international urban photography lab 'Decrescimento' organized in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Urbanautica starts Photo Exhibitions facebook group, now reaching over 7,500 members. Invitation by Benetton Foundation to curate a rural landscape photography workshop.

Introduction of 'Metadata' a special issue dedicated to photography educators.

First edition of Naturae (exhibition and catalog) travels through Italy.

Urbanautica was founded in Italy by Steve Bisson.