Honorable Mention / 2021 / Press / People/Personality


  • Photographer
    Giancarlo Rupolo
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... The beauty of creation is the entrance to the labyrinth. The imprudent person who enters it, after a few steps, will no longer be able to find the exit. Exhausted, with nothing to eat or drink, surrounded by darkness, separated from everything he loves, walks blindly, without hope, unable even to understand if he actually walks or turns on himself. If you do not lose heart it will undoubtedly arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And here God awaits him to devour him.
Later it will come out, but it will be changed, transformed, because it will be redeemed...

Was born in 1945 and as amateur photographer started photographing, by passion, in 1978. In the meantime developed also a major interest in social reportage. Attended to several master classes for instance with Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario de Biasi, Fulvio Roiter, Franco Fontana, Romano Cagnononi, Roberto Salbitani, Giovanni Marozzini, George Tadge, Giancarlo Torresani, Ernesto Bazan, Paul Lowe, Ziyah Gafic, Francesco Cito and Angelo Ferrillo.

Awards He has 42 solo and 70 collective exhibitions. He has won various prizes including the "10th Mario Giacomelli Award", the "XXIV Premio Città di Verona", the "Farfalla d'argento" and "Farfalla d'oro", the "Giorgio Trani" award for the reportage, special jury prize in the "Giancarlo Siani" competition, the 45th "Golden Truciolo", the first prize in the international competition "Luz Contra el Racismo" in Madrid, the "Pollitzer Trophy," Portfolio Italia - Grand Prix Hasselblad "2016 , finalist at the Siena International Photography Awards.
In 2012 he was named FIAF "Author Of The Year" for the Friuli Venezia Giulia

In 2017 Winner with the recognition of "New talent of the year award" from the "M.I.F.A. Moscow International Photography Awards" in the amateur category; received an Honorable Mention in the "FAMILY OF MAN" competition promoted by IPA (International Photography Award) and another Honorable Mention in the 2017 annual competition announced by IPA.
In 2018 he received an Honorable Mention in the "One-Shot: Harmony: Documentary" competition promoted by IPA. Honorable mention of the "Royal Photographic Society" at the "22th Gran Tour delle Colline", and finalist in the “URBAN EVENT” in the Street Portfolio Categories and a finalist in the "Premio Voglino", winner of the "Visioni Monocromatiche" competition organized by Nikon Club Italia. In 2019 winner of the "Con le mani" competition organized by Nikon Club Italia, finalist at LuganoPhotoDays 2019, finalist of "URBAN EVENT", winner of the silver medal at the Prix de la Photographie in Paris (Px3) 2019. In 2020 Fine ArtPhtography Awards Winner of 3 1st place, honorable mention PX3 Paris, 1st place winner at the “Umbra Award”, 1st place gold medal at the IPA International Phtography Awards 2020, Honorable Mention "Monochrome photography Awards" 2020.