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The importance of being nowhere

  • Prize
    Silver in Special/Others “Special”
  • Photographer
    Danilo Garcia Di Meo
  • Credit
    Danilo Garcia Di Meo

"..Wake up. What is home?
You can’t run, but you can choose.
You have to stay still, water in a bottle.
Feel every breath of dust under your feet,
every little leaf veins on your finger tips.
The rock beat that comes from wrinkled shirts,
it was a late evening crowded and confused,
This blurred everyday life got me stuck in a bubble blower
where shadows are packed in possibilities,
I hear a little paw reaching out, chasing butterflies,
I’m in a field of daisies that tastes like spring and strawberries.
And I look at you, in a quiet sunbeat, sleeping on our own seaside.."

Danilo Garcia Di Meo is an italian documentary photographer.
He was born in Rome, after graduating from Arts High School and Academy of Fine Arts, he received his Master’s degree at the Leica Akademie Italy in Milan and at Officine Fotografiche in Rome studying with photo editor’s National Geographic Marco Pinna and with Lina Pallotta.After his studies, he started a freelance profession in full.
Currently working with several NGO, press agency and associations for the realization of reports, especially in the social issues; as a teacher for social photography workshops and seminars. Collaborat

Awards 2019
• Honorable Mention at FIIPA Awards FIOF

2018
• Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards
• Voice of Humanity and Hope

2017
• 100 storie di Creatività del Lazio
• Remarkable Award at Siena International Photo Awards
• 1st place at Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, under the patronage of Unesco
• Slideluck, Naples
• Honorable Mention at FIIPA Awards FIOF

2016
• 1st place at Tokyo International Fotography Awards – FIFA
• Grand Prix at Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, under the patronage of Unesco
• 1st place at Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, under the patronage of Unesco
• 1st place at Moscow International Fotography Awards – MIFA
• 2nd place at Moscow International Fotography Awards – MIFA

2015
• 1st place at “I love my work” promoted by SNFIA Arte and AMREF Healt Africa

2011
• 2nd place at Mionetto Click Life