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Le Donne di Picasso

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Cristina Vatielli
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    Cristina Vatielli

The project was conceived to reveal the stories of 8 women, who
were part of Pablo Picasso’s life and strongly influenced his work.
Almost all of them were submitted by the power of the love they dedicated to the painter, often with dramatic consequences. Very attractive women, some belonging to the world of the artists, some others extremely young and ignoring who they were facing, they became in turns - but also more than one at a time - his muses, models, mistress, sacrificial victims.
The locations were chosen based on the research of their
psychological traumas and a study in depth of their personalities
post-Picasso. The choice of the self-portraiture was moved by the necessity to identify with the personality of each woman. Although very different from each other, they stay linked by the same draining love they felt for the artist.
The work has been done in analogue medium format film.

Cristina Vatielli (b. Rome) is an Italian photographer, artist and filmmaker. After graduating from the Scuola Romana di Fotografia in 2004 she came into photography first working as an assistant and in post-production for many prominent photographers, including Paolo Pellegrin, Robbin Hammond, Pablo Ernesto Piovano, Franco Pagetti, Emiliano Mancuso and went on to producing her personal projects.

In her personal work Cristina is remixing documentary approach to historical and social issues with research and elements of staged performance to recreate historical events and characters.

- Honorable Mention “Fine Art” Sin Hombre

- Honorable Mention “Women seen by women” Le Donne di Picasso

ND AWARDS 2017 :
- Photographer of the year 2017 “Special” Le Donne di Picasso
- 1st place “Special-Open Theme” Le Donne di Picasso
- Honorable Mention “Fine Art-Other” Jacqueline Roque
- Honorable Mention “Fine Art-Oter” Marie-Thérèse Walter
- Honorable Mention “People-Fashion/Beauty” Miss Fernande

- Honorable Mention “Fine Art” Le Donne di Picasso
- Honorable Mention “Fine Art” Jacqueline Roque
- Honorable Mention “Portrait” Le Donne di Picasso

- 2nd place “Staged” Picasso’s Women

TIFA ( Tokyo International Foto Awards) 2016 :
- Silver “People – Self Portrait” Le Donne di Picasso

PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) 2016 :
- 1st Prize “Portraiture Self-Portrait” Le Donne di Picasso
- Honorable Mention “Portraiture Self-Portrait” Le Donne di Picasso
- Honorable Mention “Red/Other” Gaby Depeyre

MIFA (Moscow Foto International Awards) 2015 :
- 2nd place “Fine Art – Portait” Picasso’s Women
- Honorable Mention “Fine Art – Portrait” Picasso’s Women
- 2nd place “Moving Images – Essay” LunaPark
- 2nd place “Moving Images – Other” LunaPark
- Honorable Mention “Moving Images – Essay” LunaPark

IPA (International Photography Awards) 2015 :
- Honorable Mention “Fine Art – Portait” Picasso’s Women
- Honorable Mention “People – Self Portrait” Picasso’s Women
- Honorable Mention “Fine Art – Portait” Gaby Depeyre

IPA(International Photography Awards)2012:
- Honorable Mention “Moving Images” LunaPark

PX3(Prix de la Photographie Paris)2008 :
- Honorable Mention “Professional” Exilio de Dentro