Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Culture

Closed-door culture

  • Photographer
    Marco Marucci
  • Studio
    Private

The project deals about the places of the culture in Turin ā€“ Italy, which are now representative of the moment and Italian context.
Restrictions due to COVID-19 have left theatres, cinemas, clubs and museums closed for one year.
Economic impact is not negligible especially on the smallest realities, but an inner excitement is rising and could only be partially diverted towards means like on-line streaming or virtual tour.
New models for organization, production and offer in the cultural world are going to be tested in order to welcome again the public.

Marco Marucci was born in Bari, Italy, in 1982, his foray into the world of photography began through examining the environment around him and gradually developed into personal reflections of topics that had resonance to him. His nuanced grasp of capturing images photographically has enabled him to convey ideas and emotions derived from subjects pertaining to cultural and social issues. He believes that photography serves as a way to bring to light issues of social importance especially in communities facing specific challenges, whether that be social and economic, fundamental or cultural.

Awards 2014 Prix de la Photographie PARIS -Silver medal in "Press Feature-Story category" con "Il circo di Nando", e bronze medal in "Documentary Category"

2018 Honorable Mention in MIFA - Moscow International Foto Award with "Corviale: the football revolution"

2017 "The women of argan" shortlisted by World Nomade Travel Photography Scolarship