Honorable Mention / 2021 / Press / Travel/Tourism


  • Photographer
    Alessandro Malaguti
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In the Yamal Peninsula, in this frozen wasteland, over a thousand years ago Nenets settled, reindeer herders, leading a nomadic life to the limit of the bearable. Nenets live in the chum, which is the name of their reindeer skin tents, that they disassemble and reassemble during migrations looking for mosses and lichens which reindeer feed on. Although many of them carry on ancient traditions, over the years fewer and fewer decide to stay. Young people who have the opportunity to study in the city, hardly miss to return to live in the tundra.

Alessandro Malaguti enters the world of photography and after various approaches he finds his inspiration in travel photography making it a real passion. During his travels around the world, he is interested in discovering different cultures entering into empathy with various ethnic groups, in full respect of people and their customs, he menages to capture emotions, looks and traditions. His purpose, beyond that of transmitting the beauty of cultural diversity, is also the artistic and emotional value of every shot.

Awards - 2nd place at TTA II (Travel Tale Awards) 2022
- Finalist at HIPA (Hamdan Bin Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award) 2021-2022
- 2nd place at MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards) 2022, people/culture
- Particular Merit Mention at AAP (All About Photo Awards) 2022
- 3rd place at TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) 2021, people/culture
- Official Selection at TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) 2021
- Honorable Mention at BIFA (Budapest International Foto Awards) 2021, advertising, travel/tourism
- Jury Top 5 and Best Of Show at IPA (International Photo Awards) 2021
- 1st place at IPA (International Photo Awards) 2021, special, travel/wanderlust
- Honorable Mention at PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) 2021
- Finalist at The Independent Photographer, Emerging Talent Awards 2021