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We worship the body

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Sports
  • Photographer
    Giuliano Berti

Kushti is a traditional form of wrestling developed in Northern India in the 16th century. Wrestlers fight in a pit filled with clay, salt, lemon and ghee. Before each match, they pray to Lord Hanuman, Hindu god of strength and patron of fighters. The winner is the one who puts his opponent’s shoulders to the ground first. Kushti is traditionally believed to drive young men towards a positive and healthy lifestyle. More than just a sport, it’s a cultural heritage which represents, for some at least, a pathway out of poverty. Castes and differences are left at the door.

Giuliano Berti is a reportage and documentary photographer based in Turin, Italy.

His work explores the interaction between people and their environment.
As a former biomedical engineer and athlete, he's passionate about the human body and its unlimited possibilities.

Currently focusing on sport reportage, he is keen on working on social and environmental issues.

Awards PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2020
Silver, 2nd place


SONY World Photography Awards 2020

IPA Photo Award 2019
Honorable Mention

ND Awards 2019
Silver Star, 2nd place

ND Awards 2019
Honorable Mention