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The Silent Clapping Of Their Hands

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/People/Personality
  • Photographer
    Davide Bertuccio

Claudio Madia, 60 years old, was a TV presenter in Italy during the 1990s of one of the most famous children’s programs of the time: L’Albero Azzurro. Shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic he had decided to turn his house into a circus (the Circincà), which was later closed due to the lockdown. To be able to support himself, he consequently decided to build another circus outdoor, in the center of Milan, one of the cities most affected by the virus in the world. This is a story of resilience by one of the many artists who saw themselves deprived of their art during 2020.

Davide was born in Messina in 1991. He is a photojournalist based in Milan.

He graduated in 2016 at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) at the school of visual arts in photography.

Davide was included in 2014 among the 10 best under 25 Italian talents, has been nominated by 6x6 World Press Photo Global Talent Program in 2019 and one of his photos was selected by National Geographic among the 10 iconic photos of 2020. His works received national and international awards, being exhibited in a several festivals all around the world.