Bronze / 2016 / Press / Nature/Environmental

The fishermen of Lamalera

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Nature/Environmental
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  • Photographer
    Fulvio Bugani

Lamalera is the last village of the earth where human beings to survive catch sharks, killer whales and dolphins by hand with primitive techniques. It 'a way to fish and live wild and dangerous that involves all the village men. Lamalera is located in archipelago of Solor on the island of Lembata in Indonesia. Like the characters in MOBY DICK these intrepid fishermen hunt using only rudimentary tools like iron harpoon mounted on long bamboo poles, with which you launch from their small wooden boats on the sea prey using the push and dip strength of their weight to kill them. They hunt only to eat and then they use every single part of trapped animals, whose meat is put to dry in the sun to be stored in the winter months.

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.