Silver / 2019 / Portraiture / Family


  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Family
  • Photographer
    Giancarlo Rupolo

This gypsy camp is located near the Tirana train station in Albania. These gypsies are migrants, so the houses are modest. This portfolio is part of a larger work that tells the life in the field. For this I have to thank the whole community of the camp that welcomed me with so much humanity inside, allowing me also to realize their portraits in the bedroom, the most intimate environment of their home.

Photographer since the late seventies, developing interest in social reportage. He attended many masters such as Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario de Biasi, Fulvio Roiter, Franco Fontana, Romano Cagnononi, Roberto Salbitani, Giovanni Marozzini, George Tadge, Giancarlo Torresani, Ernesto Bazan, Paul Lowe, Ziyah Gafic, Francesco Cito and Angelo Ferrillo. He has conducted various reportages including circumcision in Muslim culture, life in the Roma camps in Albania, peasant life and a healer in the Cameroon forest, no time inside the prison, the desolation of Chernobyl and Pripyat , Srebrenica's pain and massive immorality during religious recurrences.