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CIRCUS

  • 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.

Awards Among the various awards received is the Honorable Mention for his work "Blue" at the Umbria World Photo 2018, the "Circus" project received the honorable mention at the IPA, and was also ranked third in the Press-Other category at PX3.
With his project "A fade's story" he ranks first in the Portfolio-Personal category at TIFA, his project "Still in the middle" received an honorable mention in the Oltre le mura di Roma competition and also published in LifeGate, Publico P3 Magazine and Edge of Humanity Magazine .