Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Culture

the smoker

  • Photographer
    chiara felmini
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In a remote Guizhou village this old man was watching the holiday preparations, and he was watching the young people with the expression of one who knows the ending.

Born in Turin in 1965, photographer since the age of 8, when I received my first camera as a gift (which I still own).
Animals have been part of my life, professional and otherwise, for over 30 years and photographing them has been an absolutely natural journey. Only later did my love for travel lead me to discover the passion for documentary and reportage photography. Photographer to tell stories, for an aesthetic and emotional research; the constant search for light, color, the moment but above all the interaction with the people I meet gives me a great boost for sharing .

Awards Many satisfactions have come from publications in sector magazines (Oasis, Photo Professional, National Geographic Italia) and from participation with good results in National and International Competitions (Oasis Photo Contest, National Geographic, Travel Photography of the Year, IPA).
I exhibited my works in Turin, Reggio Emilia, Tortona and Piobesi Torinese, as well as at the prestigious Festival of Ethical Photography in Lodi.