Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / People/Personality
TRIBE NO NAME
Born in Ortona on the 26th April, 1982, she graduated in Mass Communication Sciences, is a professional photojournalist, registered with the Order of Journalists, for years has been conducting social and anthropological reportages, carrying out work which has lead her to travel a lot. In 2006, she obtained her Masters in Photojournalism from the ISFCI "Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata" (Higher Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication) in Rome.
She has cooperated with Grazia Neri, the Associated Press and presently with different national and international agencies like the anthropology section of National Geographic in the United States. Throughout the years she has affirmed herself within the photojournalistic panorama, as an observer and expert of the African continent: from the anthropological and social study of unknown tribes, to Islam-Christian relations.
Her photos have been on exhibit in important galleries in Italy and abroad: Arles, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Berlin, Budapest, Boston, Chicago, Portland, Cape Town, Dar-es-Salaam, Nairobi, Addis Abeba, Tokyo and Peking.
For ten years now, she has been spending a greater part of each year in Tanzania, where besides her work as a reporter, she looks after two schools started with the proceeds of a book of hers. In February of 2010, she published the photographic book "I Care Tanzania", (Stories of given life), whose proceeds were entirely destined to the building of a nursery school and a high school in Tanzania. Since 2010, the book has sold more than 9,500 copies in Italy and shortly the book will be printed in the United States and Canada.
Now she published the photographic book "Oltre lo Sguardo/Beyond the Gaze" in english and italian and the preface is toGiovanna Botteri, journalist and Rai New York Bureau Chief.
Tribe no name is a reportage project which began in 2012 when
i found out about a marginalized and isolated tribe inside a
foresta at a height of 2,200 metres above sea level, on
inaccessible mountains , in Tanzania. They are called the “
Watoto wa Mateso” [the children of pain ] ; a tribe of more than
800 individuals affected by a very rare form of epilepsy and due
to the reactions that are provoked, they are considered to be
possessed by the devil and for this reason, killed off and chased
away. As a result, they took refuge more than a century ago,
inside the forests upon the nearby mountains and they have
continued to live without any temporal dimension. The future
does not exist, verything is considered and is measured starting
from the present moment.
Born in Ortona on the 26th April, 1982, she graduated in Mass Communication Sciences, is a professional photojournalist, registered with the Order of Journalists, for years has been conducting social and anthropological reportages, carrying out work which has lead her to travel a lot. In 2006, she obtained her Masters in Photojournalism from the ISFCI “Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata” (Higher Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication) in Rome. She has cooperated with Grazia Neri, the Associated Press and presently with national and international agencies.
Awards In 2015, she wins the Rolando Fava scholarship dedicated to social reporting with the No Name Tribe report. The only juror is Gianni Berengo Gardin. In the same year, No Name Tribe receives the honourable mention at the Moscow International Photo Awards and the honourable mention in the category of professional photojournalism at the Monochrome Photography Awards.;In 2014, No Name Tribe wins the International Oscar of Photography, in the Story category and the 41st Aternum International Portfolio. 2013, she wins the special Glory Prize of the Peace Photyo News in SassoferratoIn 2010, she wins the “Quale Madre” (As a Mother) Prize at the 2010 Peace Photo News Festival in Sassoferrato with I´m Albino and the Prize on the 28th December City of Ortona for her commitment and recognition as a photojournalist in Africa.
In 2009, a photojournalistic inquiry of hers Inside Tanzania wins the 2009 “Portopalo Piu´ a Sud di Tunisi” (Portopalo Further to the South of Tunis) Journalistic Award.
In March of 2017, the Edoardo Tiboni Foundation, known for its “Ennio Flaiano International Prize”, financed a personal exhibit of her reportage: No Name Tribe, on display in its entirety for the first time in Italy, at the Mediamuseum in Pescara.