Honorable Mention / 2021 / Architecture / Buildings

Cinema Italia

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    Maurizio Targhetta
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They are the small movie theaters of my adolescence. The ones where I fell hopelessly in love with cinema.
Some of these cinemas were already in crisis before the pandemic, supplanted by blockbusters. Now they've all been closed for more than a year, and many will never reopen.
In the face of the dramatic impact the pandemic has had on our lives, the sudden and prolonged blackout of cinemas has taken a back seat, overridden by other priorities.
Now these closed cinemas seem to represent that part of our imagination (and our lives) that we have lost forever.

I live in Bologna, Italy.
For many years I have been dedicating myself to street photography which, I believe, can help us understand the reality we are experiencing.
For some time I have been moving away from this genre, to orient myself towards reportage, an “elsewhere” that I would like to make sense.
The work on Tresigallo, as well as the other projects in the pipeline, is, in a certain sense, my “premierè fois” (to quote Magnum's beautiful book).

Awards 2021
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3)
Honorable mention
December 2019
Life Framer Collection with the project VENICE B SIDE
October 2019
Urban 2019 Photo Awards: Finalist – Projects & Portfolios
June 2019
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3): Silver Award, Press/General News
February 2019
It comes out in USA Street Photography, published by Acuity Press with the winning photos of the competition organized by the publishing house in collaboration with the PDN Photo District News magazine.
Exhibition 2018
September/December – Spazio Esperienze Davide Groppi – Bologna, Italy: Look Down – Personal exhibition
February – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens – Greece: Group exhibition – International Photographers – Monochrome
January – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens – Greece: Group exhibition – International Photographers – Street Photography
June 2017
Concorso “Bellezze in bicicletta” – Ferrara: 1° classificato
May 2017
Street Photography 2016 presented by Acuity Press and PDN – Photo District News N.Y.: Winner.
January 2017
URBAN unveils the City and its secrets – vol. 02
December 2016 – LensCulture: 100 remarkable street photographers and images discovered by our editors in 2016.
July 2016
Publishing the book “Italian Street Photography” with the ISP collective.
Moscow International Foto Awards 2016: Honorable mention with the series Doors in Venice.
Exhibition 2017
Treviso Street Festival.
Exhibition 2016
Mostra collettiva di Italian Street Photography.
Rassegna Mutamenti – Orvieto Fotografia – 26/27/28 Febbraio 2016.
Exhibition 2015
Mostra collettiva del progetto Italian Street Photography
Aeroporto FVG – Ronchi dei Legionari (GO).
Il Piacere di Leggere: personal exhibition all’Articioch, Bologna.
New International Exhibition for URBAN Photo contest in Trieste Airport, Italy.
Exhibition 2014
PhotoFestival “Attraverso le pieghe del tempo”, Final selection.
Exhibition 2013
Art-Byte, Galleria Cargo20, Verona, Italy.