/ 2020 / Press / Feature Story

Appenninica

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Feature Story
  • Company
    Private
  • Photographer
    Marco Marucci

The strong smell, the dust and humidity. In a stable in Abruzzo (central Italy) the silence is broken by the breathing of their animals.The ancestral link between man and beast is an implicit collaboration.Being a shepherd is a real lifestyle.Its tradition would slip away, if not firmly held by those same calloused hands that hold the work tools.Hands of Italian families and workers from abroad.Here sheep belongs to the"appenninica"race.The annual ritual of the shearing is made of hugs and dances.A symbol of the dependence between animals and men in this delicate economic and cultural balance.

Marco Marucci was born in 1982 and lived nearly 20 years in Bari – south Italy. Starting from the curiosity about this land and the desire to document it, his love for photography grew up. Research on territory, portraits and reportage are part of the interest of his eye, which is everyday more and more hungry to try and express its personal view of experiences, sensations and emotions. He lives now in Turin.

Awards 2014 Prix de la Photographie PARIS -Silver medal in "Press Feature-Story category" con "Il circo di Nando", e bronze medal in "Documentary Category"

2018 Honorable Mention in MIFA - Moscow International Foto Award with "Corviale: the football revolution"

2017 "The women of argan" shortlisted by World Nomade Travel Photography Scolarship