Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / People/Personality

Across the river's flow

  • Photographer
    Davide Bertuccio

“This is my house, but over there in Richiș, I feel at home.” This
is, above all, the phrase that most aptly sums up the situation
which Transylvania’s Saxons are currently experiencing. These
are the words of Susanna, Saxon of Romanian origins who’s
now living in Nordheim, across the Neckar river, last bulwark to
overcome to get to their home in 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. Saxons are disappearing and their culture,
their tongue and traditions along with them. “Across the river’s
flow” aims to be a work about the disappearing of ethnic
minorities, overwhelmed by the pace of modern life and by an
ever-growing globalization.

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 was included in 2014 among the 10 best under 25 Italian talents, has been nominated by 6x6 World Press Photo Global Talent Program in 2019 and one of his photos was selected by National Geographic among the 10 iconic photos of 2020. His works received national and international awards, being exhibited in a several festivals all around the world.