/ 2021 / Fine Art / Other

Therapy

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Tommaso Sacconi

I am a collector. Ever since I can remember, I have been collecting everything, particularly my own things as a sort of memorial. The only complication I have is the space. Collecting requires a lot of physical and mental space, which led me to find ways to let things go. I have realized that, to be able to throw anything away, I first need to celebrate the detachment by taking pictures of it. By then, I convince myself that what I have collected will somehow survive, especially using films as they don't leave me empty-handed. The project Therapy is photography used as a remedy to an addiction

Diploma from Roberto Rossellini's Institute in cinematography; Degree in Architectural Science at Sapienza University of Rome. Master of International Cooperation in Barcelona. After his studies he moves to Egypt collaborating with an NGO and then to New York where he currently lives and works.
Cataloging ordinary objects in series, Tommaso Sacconi’s photography is focusing on a conceptual research on existential themes such as memory and identity.

Awards 2021 LIFE FRAMER – URBAN LIFE – Honorable Mention

2021 ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE – Photographic Art – Finalist

2020 URBANAUTICA INSTITUTE AWARD – Memories and Traditions – Special Mention

2020 LENZBURG Fotofestival – Competition – Finalist

2019 PREMIO FRANCESCO FABBRI – Emerging Art Prize – Finalist

2018 THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER – Street Photography – Editors' Pick

2018 LIFE FRAMER – YOUTHHOOD – Editors' Pick

2017 DAYLIGHT Photo Awards – Juror’s Pick

2017 MONOVISION Photography Awards / Street photography – 3rd Place

2017 IPOTY International Photographer of the Year – Honorable Mention

2016 PDN One Life Awards Portfolio – Things

2016 TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards – Honorable Mention

2016 2017 FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards – Nominee

2015 2016 2017 IPA International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention