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Country Doctor

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Feature Story
  • Company
    Cesura
  • Photographer
    Gabriele Micalizzi
  • Credit
    Gabriele Micalizzi

The Head of Oncology at the Hospital of Piacenza Dr. Luigi Cavanna,assisted patients with Covid-19 in the same way that he would treat a patient with cancer.
Country doctor is a piece of reportage that shows the courage, lucidity, resilience and humanity of a doctor who entered the homes of his patients without fear.Dr Cavanna was the first doctor in the world to attempt this treatment during the first wave of Covid-19. He took care of more than 365 patients and saved all of their lives. In July 2020, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize as representative of the Italian Health Corps.

Gabriele Micalizzi is an Italian photojournalist, he collaborates with national and international newspapers. He is one of the founders of the Italian collective Cesura, with the photographer Alex Majoli. In 2011 he began to reporting all the events related to the "Arab Spring". Since 2016 he is testimonial of Leica and is the first winner of the European photographic talent, Master of Photography. In 2019, during the Kurdish offensive in the Baghuz area against the last bastion of Isis, he was wounded by an RPG rocket. In 2020 it followed the pandemic in the most affected areas of Italy.

Awards 2020
- MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS honorable Mention
- PREMIO PONCHIELLI finalist
- HELLERAU PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD PORTRAITS exhibitions and finalist
- LIGHTSFLARE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD finalist
- BIFA finalist
2019
- REGIONE LOMBARDIA ROSA CAMUNA AWARD
- CUTULI AWARD
- TESTIMONIAL LEICA CAMPAIGN with the project “Malamilano”
2018
- WORLD REPORT AWARD SHORTLIST
- IL REPORTAGE SHORTLIST
2017
- TESTIMONIAL LEICA
- INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION & FILM AWARDS 2017 NEW YORK
- PDN PHOTO ANNUAL AWARDS 2017
- “DOGMA” PERSONAL EXHIBITION AT “DENTRO LA FOTOGRAFIA” BY OBIETTIVO
MASACCIO
- FINALIST OF THE SIPA CONTEST
2016
- TESTIMONIAL LEICA
- SKY ARTE - MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner
- PREMIO PONCHIELLI
- SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD Finalist in reportage category Exposition in Somerset House (London)
- ANDREI STENIN INTERNATIONAL PRESS PHOTO CONTEST Honorable mention of the jury
2015
- MIFA MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARD
1° prize “People/Lifestyle” category
2° prize “Professional” category
- KOLGA PHOTO FESTIVAL exhibition and finalist
- KAUNAS PHOTO FESTIVAL Artist in residence and personal exhibition at Meno Parkas Gallery
2011
- IPA 2011 International Photography Award
Honorable mention with project "Pane e Pomodoro"
- EPF 2011 (Emerging photographer Fund) Burn magazine
Honorable mention with project "Pane e Pomodoro"