/ 2020 / Book / Documentary

RAFAEL TREJO - Dukes on the ropes

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Dimitris Sideridis

Sport occupies an important place in Cuba's educational system. Along with baseball, boxing is considered to be the country's top sport. Cuba has a long tradition of producing high-level boxers. Over the decades, a number of world-class boxers continued coming from the ranks of its amateur system, winning international acclaim and honors. I came across "Rafael Trejo", a historic gym that has long served as an incubator for young talents trying to join the National Federation of Boxing (Federacion Cubana De Boxeo).

Dimitris Sideridis was born in Istanbul, in 1970.
He studied architectural design at AKTO College of Arts & Design and he has a postgraduate degree on “Master Of Arts In Photography And Visual Language” (scholarship), from the Midllesex University.
He has attended: History of art, and photography studies with many distinguished photographers, with the Greek Reporters' Society and also at the School of Arts of the University of W.Macedonia and University of Athens. He has been a freelance contributor to CNN's and Al Jazeera English websites. In 2016 he moved to Doha Qatar.

Awards In 2019, he was awarded with honorable mention from the IPA International Photo Awards (2019) for his image titled "Arab night at the Souq" (category:People/Street Photography).
In 2018, he was awarded with honorable mention from the PX3 Prix de La Photographie Paris, for his work “35ο 09’00’’Ν033ο16’38’’Ε-ΙΑΤΑ: NIC – ICAO: LCNC”.