Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Personality

Third Time Lucky?

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    David Cossini
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At the age of 73, my father Leo, an Italian immigrant who has lived in Australia for 50 years had mental breakdown, homeless and in the grip of alcohol dependency.

In the midst of the most traumatic and tumultuous year of his life, Leo managed to find Rosie, an amazingly kind and patiently lady who saw through his inappropriate humour, all of his faults and decided to love him anyway

After a whirlwind romance Leo and Rosie would end up engaged and married.

For Leo this will be his third attempt at marriage.

Leo told me that he hopes that it's a case of third time lucky.

David Cossini is a documentary photographer and storyteller based out of Newcastle, Australia and specialising in immersive, long-form projects and portraiture.

Awards 2022

- Gomma Photography Grant 2021 - Goma New Flavour, Winner
- Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 - Winner
- International Photography Awards - Still in Motion/Video Photographer of the Year
- London Movie Awards Best Super Short Film - Winner
- Urban Photo Awards - Finalist
- Wyndham Art Prize 2022 - Finalist
- Monovisions Photography Awards - 4 Honorable Mention’s


- Head On Photo Festival - Solo exhibition
- Mullins Conceptual Photographic Prize - Finalist
- Australian Life Photography Prize - Finalist
- Documentary Family Awards - Finalist - Environmental Portrait
- Urban Photo Awards - Finalist
- Monovisions Photography Awards - 6 Honourable mention's
- Head On Photo Awards - Semi Finalist