Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / Sports

Play The Game Over

  • Company
  • Photographer
    Jacopo Scarabelli

This is a selection from my ongoing project about Esports "Play
The Game Over".
The Esports are the last frontier of competitive sports practiced
with seriousness and professionalism.
Team of young athletes who face each other in videogames of
different kind to win the prize offered by the organizing circuit.

The project wants to describe this sport not only with the live
matches and events but also with everything behind the scenes of
this world.
Esports bar, streamers, retro gaming, professional figures,
sponsors, schools and much more.

In this selection you can see the Italian "Team Forge".
The athletes, their public and their love.

Videogames hit our homes in 70’s.
In the 80’s the first “Space Invaders” Championship.
In 2014 the “League of Legends” tournament is played in the Seoul
Esports has been officially declared Olympic sport in 2017.

Jacopo Scarabelli is a professional photographer based in Milan, Italy.

He trained as a photographer in the photographic studio owned by his family and then at the Graphic Institute where he achieved his diploma.
In the next years he also showed interest in the visual arts specifically in Comics and Illustration for which he studied.
During the following years he concentrate this knowledges to his first passion. Photography.

He manages the transition from analogue to digital in the family photographic Lab and begins to make professional photo shoots on assignments.
He specialize in Portraits and Weddings.

He begins to travel the world.
After years of traveling he begins to find his own identity in this genre of photography and he expose himself as author proposing several short sets taken from these travels.

But with the trip to Sri Lanka he starts to pack larger projects.
From that experience he worked on a photographic project that takes him first to publish a book and later to expose a photographic exhibition.

In october 2016 he’s semifinalist at Siena International Photography Awards with the first part of the new long-term project “Surrealitalia”.
In october 2017 wins the “Honorable Mention Award” at the International Photography Awards 2017 with the photo “Order & Chaos” from project “Surrealitalia”.

The personal exposition “Surrealitalia” is presented in 2017 and exposed in the Milan Malpensa International Airport in March 2018.

During the last 2 years he joined masterclasses with the “World Press Photo” awarded photographers Paolo Marchetti, Fulvio Bugani and Giulio Di Sturco.
His first photojournalistic project is called "Play The Game Over". An Esports photographic reportage.

Awards Published on the "Nikon Italia", "Nikon Europe" and "National Geographic Italia" Social Media pages.
Exhibition "Sri Lanka: Images in movement" from the self-published book "Sri Lanka. A Book of Travel Photography".
Semifinalist at Siena International Photography Contest 2016.
Exhibition "Surrealitalia" in the Milan Malpensa International Airport and during the Milano Photo Week.
Featured on LensCulture Emerging Talents Awards.

Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards 2017.
Honorable Mention at the PX3 2018