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MALLA YUDDHA - the Ancient Indian Wrestling

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Sports
  • Company
    Graffiti
  • Photographer
    Emiliano Pinnizzotto

The fighting, body to body has very ancient origin. In many
parts of the world is possible to find variations of style of
wrestling, in India the traditional wrestling called Malla-
Yuddha.The Guru Hanuman Akhara is one of the most important
centers for the training of champions in this discipline, athletes
train in a center without comfort,with outdated equipment,in
conditions very distant from our own modern western gym that
bring out Olympic champions.First the arena is turned on the
'incense and blessed and purified the field,then start a grueling
fight, the two bodies becoming one, hair and sweaty bodies are
covered with clay, almost to not make them see and breathe,
muscle tension It is an extreme limit and the meeting goes on
till the complete submission of the opponent. This fight is
probably, in all its variants, the most 'ancient method of
unarmed combat used by humans

Emiliano Pinnizzotto is a Photoreporter and Visual Journalist, based in Rome, Italy.
Born in Rome on 25 June 1983 started to taking pictures since as a child.
Through the years began to direct his passion toward photo-reportage especially in social, anthropology, and travel photography. He exposed his images in several exhibitions, collective and personal, in various italian cities and abroad like: London, Paris, Dubai, Lima, Sintra, Portland ecc
He published his images in several newspaper and magazine and some images in Photographic Books edited by Graffiti Press.

Awards • GOLD (1st Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture-Bridge) – 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• (1st Place) BEST PORTFOLIO for Opium - Travel Photographer of The Year 2017 - Tpoty
• PDN – Photo Annual ‘18 (Video/Multimedia) with Opium 2018
• SILVER (2nd Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture ) IPA 2017 – International Photography Awards
• SILVER (2nd Place) for “QR Codes” (Architecture-Interiors) - 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• BRONZE (3rd Place) for Modern Monoliths Series – 2017 TIFA – Tokyo International Foto Award
• BRONZE Award for Malla Yuddha –• GOLD (1st Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture-Bridge) – 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• (1st Place) BEST PORTFOLIO for Opium - Travel Photographer of The Year 2017 - Tpoty
• PDN – Photo Annual ‘18 (Video/Multimedia) with Opium 2018
• SILVER (2nd Place) for Chord’s Bridge (Architecture ) IPA 2017 – International Photography Awards
• SILVER (2nd Place) for “QR Codes” (Architecture-Interiors) - 2017 Mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards
• BRONZE (3rd Place) for Modern Monoliths Series – 2017 TIFA – Tokyo International Foto Award
• BRONZE Award for Malla Yuddha – the Ancient Indian Wrestling - PX3 2016, Prix de la Photographie Paris
• BRONZE (3rd Place – Portrait - Professional) for Not So Alone – Golden Camera 2012 – Kyev
• Selection official for “Not So alone” - BPOTY (Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018)

and over 30 honorable mention in international Photographic Awards.
the Ancient Indian Wrestling - PX3 2016, Prix de la Photographie Paris
• BRONZE (3rd Place – Portrait - Professional) for Not So Alone – Golden Camera 2012 – Kyev
• Selection official for “Not So alone” - BPOTY (Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018)

and over 30 honorable mention in international Photographic Awards.