/ 2016 / Press / Nature/Environmental


  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Nature/Environmental, Silver in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Fulvio Bugani
  • Studio

Tusheti, an historic region in the northeastern part of Georgia, is
one of the most ecologically unspoiled territories in the Caucasus.
This area is dotted with small remote villages where only few
people live nowadays. The inaccessibility of the land preserved the
mysterious atmosphere of the place, which seems not to be
touched by modern conveniences: here electricity is a scarce
goods as well as running water in the houses.
Due to the tough living conditions a semi-nomadic lifestyle has
developed. Many Tush families began to move southwards from
Tusheti during the first half of the nineteenth century and settled
in the plains. Nevertheless every summer they still go back to their
old villages to pay homage to their ancestors. Traditionally, they
are sheep herders . Their life is quite spartan: simple and tough,
and the rhythm of their days is defined by the place that each one
occupies in society.

Fulvio Bugani is a freelance professional photographer with more then 15 year of experience. Born in 1974, he started working as a photographer in 1995. After a close collaboration with major photo studios of Bologna, he founded his own studio in 1999 – Foto Image.
He actively collaborates with many associations and NGOs such as MSF (Medecins Sans Frontier) and Amnesty International.
He teaches photography in his own private photographic school in Bologna, as well as in seminars an workshops.

Awards World Press Photo 2015 – “Contemporary issues” – 3° prize, single photo.
Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016 – Finalist
Leica Oskar Barnack Public Award 2016 – Winner
POYi 2017 – Award of Excellence Recreational Sports
Monochrome Awards 2016 – 1° Prize, People
Px3 2016 – Bronze Winner – Nature/Environment
Px3 2016 Public Award – 2° and 3° Prize – Nature/Environment
Kuala Lampur International Photoaward 2016 – Finalist
Kolga Photo Awards 2016 – Finalist
Monochrome Awards 2016 – Honorable mention Fashion
Monochrome Awards 2016– Honorable mention Photojournalism
Px3 Red 2016 – Honorable Mention
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2016 – Honorable mention Portrait
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2016 – Honorable mention Life Style
Px3 2016 – 2 Honorable Mentions Nature/Environment
IPA 2016 – Honorable Mention/Lifestyle
SIPA 2016 – Remarkable Award Sport
Photography Grant – Nominee People
Photography Grant – Nominee Story
Head On Portrait Prize 2016 – Shortlisted
Nominated for the Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 Fellowship
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2015 – Honorable mention Portrait
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award 2015 – Honorable mention Life Style
Monochrome Awards – Honorable mention Photojournalism
Lens Culture Portrait Award 2015 – Finalist