Bronze / 2018 / Press / Other_PJ


  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Other
  • Photographer
    Luca Santini

Never as now the "CHAPITEAU" of the circus been exposed to storms that can destroy it along with its history. Last November, in Italy, passed the law that provides for “THE GRADUAL OVERCOMING OF THE PRESENCE OF ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES”. As the mother of one of the circus artists told to me in a conversation: "THE CIRCUS IS DYING WHY THEY ARE KILLING US”. In her eyes there is however a fire that burns with passion. Passion that is handed down from generation to generation for their little magical world made of mobile homes, bright clothes and exotic animals, where time seems to have stopped. I was welcomed by a community of people extremely proud of what they do and of the traditions they carry out with difficulty. And this allowed me to get closer to their culture, a bearer of smiles and joy, but also made up of situations of increasing

Luca Santini was born and raised in Rome in 1992.
He graduated at Centro Romano di Fotografia e Cinema in 2017. His focus is on social, environmental and anthropological issues.
He was an assistant for a whole year of the ten-time World Press Photo Paolo Pellegrin, collaborating in the publication of his latest book Paolo Pellegrin - An Anthology.