/ 2019 / Press / Travel/Tourism

UP HALLEY AA

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Travel/Tourism
  • Company
    AGENZIA CONTROLUCE/AFP
  • Photographer
    antonio gibotta
  • Credit
    ANTONIO GIBOTTA

On the occasion of Up Helly Aa, teams of about a thousand men, wrapped in a vast, wonderful range of Viking clothes, pour into the dark streets of the Shetland capital. At the stroke of 19.30 the ringing of the bells announces the beginning of the event: the torches are on fire, and the surprising, dazzling procession,
winding half a mile aft of the Guizer Jarl, it lights up with pride.
The Guizer, a metaphor for Viking prisons, will culminate with a sudden bonfire, fed by the thousands of torches thrown by squads.

Nato a Napoli, rappresentato dalla agenzia Controluce. Nel 2014 la National Geographic ha inserioto una fotografia nel libro "Stunning Photographs". Vincitore del POY ,World Press Photo, Magum Photography Awards, PDN PHOTO ANNUAL e 2°al SIPA AWARDS. Nel 2018 è al secondo posto della Sony Professional Competition e tra i cinque finalisti di W. Eugene Smith nella fotografia umanistica. Canon Ambassador

Awards 2015: Menzione D’Onore al Contest Americano "BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS" giuria presieduta da membri della Magnum, Contrasto, F.lli Alianti .
2015: Vincitore Assoluto al FIPA ” Fiof Italy International Photography Awards”.
2015: 1° Classificato al FIPA ” Fiof Italy International Photography Awards” nella categoria Storia.
2015 : Vincitore assoluto categoria “Storia” al FIPA ” Fiof Italy International Photography Awards”.
2015 : 2° Classificato categoria “Ritratto” al FIPA ” Fiof Italy International Photography Awards”.
2015 : 1° Classificato al “ Wedding Photographer of the Year 2015 ”
2015: 2° Classificato all’ 8th Annual International Color Awards tenutosi a Beverly Hills (USA).
2015: Nonorable Mention al International Photography Awards
2015 : Honorable Mention nella categoria Storyboard ottenuto al Siena International Photography Awards.
2016 : 3° Classificato al POY PICTURE OF THE YEAR INTERNATIONAL categoria Feature Picture Story
2016 : 1° Classificato al FIPA Italy International Photography Awards nella categoria Reportage
2016 : 1° Classificato al FIPA Italy International Photography Awards nella categoria Reportage Movie Awards
2016 : 2° Classificato al FIPA Italy International Photography Awards nella categoria Storia
2016 : Rientra tra le 21 storie multimediali esposte al 5th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germania
2016 : Finalista al World Report Aword
2016 : Honorable Mention nella categoria Storyboard al Siena International Photography Awards.
2017 :Second place at the World Press Photo Contest in the category People stories.
2017 : MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017 Jurors’ Picks
2017 : Second Place at the Siena International Photography Award
2017 : Silver 2017 Press / Feature Story at the The Prix de la Photographie, Paris
2018 : FIOF International Photography Awards Vincitore Assoluto
2018 : Finalsit at W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography