Curator Selection / 2023 / /
BEING A CHARCOAL MAKER
In Serra S. Bruno in Calabria (IT), coal is still produced according to ancient processes.
I made this project in colour so that one can fully perceive the atmosphere of this extreme environment.
Stacked wood covered with earth forms a small hill called 'scarazzo' that resembles a small volcano. Through an opening at the top, logs of wood are introduced daily, which must be very carefully tended to during cooking to ensure the quality of the product.
Holes along the walls allow the dispersion of smoke, which, depending on its colour, will indicate the state of cooking of the wood.
My passion for tribal people has allowed me to visit several states in India, Asia and Africa to take photo-reportage such as those on the last tattooed women, both Indian and Burmese and ethiopian tribes. Reportage, however, is not the only photographic genre that excites me but I am generally attracted to everything that strikes me from a photographic point of view.
I teach photography and I am the author of two illustrated books.
My photos have been exhibited in various exhibitions receiving prizes and awards.
Awards Local prizes and award in Italy.
Finalist at SIPA Award 2020.
Bronze medal at Prix de la photographie Paris 2020, in the Portraiture category.
Finalist at Urban Photo Awards 2020
Atlas of humanity contributor.