/ 2021 / Portraiture / Children

The Suspended Youth

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Children
  • Company
    Mariniello Rosa
  • Photographer
    Rosa Mariniello
  • Credit
    Rosa Mariniello

The Suspended Youth is a series of portraits of young Italian athletes, set in their homes, forced to give up school (in presence) and their sport activities. The pressure the teenagers feel is really high; without trainings, competitions, they feel lost, empty, suspended.The main consequences of the lockdown and consequent loneliness of teenagers have been, increasing acts of self-harms among teenagers but especially, a much more worrying growing rate of committing suicide attempts, with a 30% growth, in teenagers between 12 and 18. This depressing effect among is a national social alarm.

I was born in Ottaviano, Neaples in 1970 and I am a photographer based now in Rome.
I have studied Architecture at Federico II University in Neaples. I worked several years as architecture photographer. I worked also as set photographer for many Italian film productions from 2006 to 2016 in Rome.From 2011 till 2015 I collaborated with Eventi-Italiani Agency and Drome Magazine taking part to many Film Premieres and International Film Festivals. From 2011 I’m a member of European News Agency & G.N.S.PRESS.Artist for ‘Doni Collection’ - ImagoMundi of Luciano Benetton

Awards AWARDS (last two years)


2020 |1st Prize at Portraits Hellerau

2020 | 2nd Prize at Life Framer - The Human Body - judged Joachim Ladefoged

2020 | 1st Prize at The Indipendent Photographer - Open Call - judged Alessia Glaviano

2019 | Honorary Mention at Life Framer - World Travelers - judged Steve McCurry

2019 | Special Mention at Imago@Catullo - Storytelling Category - Jury’s President Paolo Pellegrin

2019 | 1st Prize Corigliano Calabro Fotografia

2019 | Finalist at Portfolio Italia Gran Premio Fuji

2019 | Finalist - Merit Gallery at All About Photo.com - The Mind’s Eye

2019 | Finalist at Festival della Fotografia Etica di Lodi - Single Shot Category

2019 | Shortlisted at The Indipendent Photographer - People Award - judged Magdalena Herrera

2019 | Shortlisted at The Motif Collective_ Silhouette Theme