Curator Selection / 2020 / /

Opium

  • Company
    Graffiti
  • Photographer
    Emiliano Pinnizzotto
  • Image Location
    India/Myanmar
  • Credit
    Emiliano Pinnizzotto

The scourge of opium in the border villages between India and Burma where in this remote area forgotten by both governments, the consumption of opium has spread so rapidly as to make one-third of men slave of this drug. While women go to the fields to work, barefoot, in all weather conditions, men gather in a hut to smoke opium all day long.

The children are left in the same house and play while adults are smoking, the acrid smell and fumes spread all over in the hut.

The situation is now dramatic and critical, but what will happen In a few year?

Emiliano Pinnizzotto is a Photoreporter and Visual Journalist, based in Rome, Italy.
Born in Rome on 25 June 1983 started to taking pictures since as a child.
Through the years began to direct his passion toward photo-reportage especially in social, anthropology, and travel photography. He exposed his images in several exhibitions, collective and personal, in various italian cities and abroad like: London, Paris, Dubai, Lima, Sintra, Portland ecc
He published his images in several newspaper and magazine and some images in Photographic Books edited by Graffiti Press.

Awards • GOLD (1st Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture-Bridge) – 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• (1st Place) BEST PORTFOLIO for Opium - Travel Photographer of The Year 2017 - Tpoty
• PDN – Photo Annual ‘18 (Video/Multimedia) with Opium 2018
• SILVER (2nd Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture ) IPA 2017 – International Photography Awards
• SILVER (2nd Place) for “QR Codes” (Architecture-Interiors) - 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• BRONZE (3rd Place) for Modern Monoliths Series – 2017 TIFA – Tokyo International Foto Award
• BRONZE Award for Malla Yuddha –• GOLD (1st Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture-Bridge) – 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• (1st Place) BEST PORTFOLIO for Opium - Travel Photographer of The Year 2017 - Tpoty
• PDN – Photo Annual ‘18 (Video/Multimedia) with Opium 2018
• SILVER (2nd Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture ) IPA 2017 – International Photography Awards
• SILVER (2nd Place) for “QR Codes” (Architecture-Interiors) - 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• BRONZE (3rd Place) for Modern Monoliths Series – 2017 TIFA – Tokyo International Foto Award
• BRONZE Award for Malla Yuddha – the Ancient Indian Wrestling - PX3 2016, Prix de la Photographie Paris
• BRONZE (3rd Place – Portrait - Professional) for Not So Alone – Golden Camera 2012 – Kyev
• Selection official for “Not So alone” - BPOTY (Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018)

and over 30 honorable mention in international Photographic Awards.
the Ancient Indian Wrestling - PX3 2016, Prix de la Photographie Paris
• BRONZE (3rd Place – Portrait - Professional) for Not So Alone – Golden Camera 2012 – Kyev
• Selection official for “Not So alone” - BPOTY (Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018)

and over 30 honorable mention in international Photographic Awards.