Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Fishing for plastic

  • Photographer
    Antonio Tartaglia
  • Credit
    Antonio Tartaglia

731 tonnes of waste are dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every day and 95% of these are plastic. By 2050 the oceans could be inhabited more by plastic than by fish. Over 150 million tonnes of plastic have already been poured into the world’s seas. Until now, fishermen who bringing ashore waste collected risked substantial fines and of being accused of illegal waste trafficking, for this reason the Italian Parliament should approve the bill called SAVE THE SEA. The navy of San Benedetto del Tronto has been the largest fleet ever engaged in Italy in fishing aimed at combating marine pollution.

Italian freelance photographer born in 1979 and resident in Pineto. In the last few years he has seen his works published in major national magazines and has achieved prestigious results in many important international awards, among the most recent winner overall of URBAN 2018 PHOTO AWARDS and winner of WITNESS JOURNAL CLOSER 2021. His reportages concern the defense of the territory, the denunciation of the gender disparity and environmental issues.

Awards WITNESS JOURNAL CLOSER 2021
Winner

BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2020
Bronze Winner in Editorial/Environmental

URBAN 2020 PHOTO AWARDS
Finalist in Projects & Portfolios

IPA 2020
Honorable mention in Editorial/Press

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2020
Silver Winner in Editorial/Environmental

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2020
Honorable mention in Events/Other

TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2019
Honorable mention in Events/Other

URBAN 2018 PHOTO AWARDS
Winner Overall

TRIESTE PHOTO DAYS PORTFOLIO 2018
Honorable mention

TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2018
Honorable mention in Events/Other

IPA ONE SHOT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 2018
Honorable mention in Public Events

TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2017
Bronze Winner in Events/Sport