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The fishermen of Lamalera

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

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.

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