Curator Selection / 2020 / /

Across the river's flow

  • Photographer
    Davide Bertuccio
  • Image Location
    Romania, Germany

Saxons are a community with German roots. Since XI century, together with Hungarians and Romanians, they’ve been living in the green heart of Romania. From this very land, a major migration is now taking place which marks the decline of centuries of history. After the 2nd World War and Ceaușescu communist government, people of this community were forced to abandon their homes. Some wanted an ethnically homogeneous Romania. In 1930 there were 745,421 Saxons in Romania, in the last census there were 27,019. Saxons are disappearing and their culture, their tongue and traditions along with them.

Davide was born in Messina in 1991. He is a photojournalist based in Milan.

He graduated in 2016 at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) at the school of visual arts in photography.

Davide, inserted in 2014 among the 10 best under 25 Italian talents, has been nominated by 6x6 World Press Photo Global Talent Program in 2019 and has been published by National Geographic USA, National Geographic Italy, Il Reportage and he has won national and international awards for his works.

Awards Awards:

2019
6×6 World Press Photo Global Talent Program – Nominee
ITALY PHOTO AWARD/Premio Voglino – First place Young Talent
Budapest International Foto Awards – Gold Medal project in “Science-environment” category
Moscow International Foto Awards – Third place single image
Tokyo International Foto Awards – Second place single image
Tokyo International Foto Awards – Third place project in “Life style” category
Tokyo International Foto Awards – Third place project in “Photo Essay” category
Les Coups de coeur de l’ANI at Visa Pour l’Image – Shortlist
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards – Finalist
Kolga Tiblisi Photo Award – Shortlist
Aspa (Alghero Street Photography Awards) – Semifinalist

2018
Px3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) – Honorable mention
International Photo Awards – Honorable mention project
International Photo Awards – Honorable mention single image
Aspa (Alghero Street Photography Awards) – Honorable mention
Premio Voglino – Finalist
Photoghvphy Magazine Grant – Nominee
Umbria World Fest – Finalist
LuganoPhotoDays – Finalist emerging
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