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Life and Death - Mexican Rhapsody

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Giuseppe Cardoni

In Mexico the mourning is exhibited with sounds, dances and colors, but also with disturbing masks and presences. Sacred and profane touch each other, just like life and death, until they become one.Tradition wants that the deceased return from the underworld to embrace their friends in the Dìa de los Muertos. There are those who spend the whole night on the tombs or parading in processions with carnival masks. After all, the saying goes: “to die laughing”. The expression is the proof that men laugh to ward off the death.The death, not the dead. The dead ones, instead, are closer than ever.

Lives in Umbria,Italy. Engineer. His main interest has been B/W reportage. He coauthored, with the RAI journalist Luca Cardinalini, the photographic book “STTL La terra ti sia lieve” (Ed. DeriveApprodi/Roma, 2006). With Luigi Loretoni, he published in 2008 the photographic book “Miserere” (Ed. L’ArteGrafica), in 2011 “Gubbio, I Ceri” and in 2014 “Kovilj”; he is coauthor of the book “I colori del Jazz” (Federico Motta Editore, 2010). Additionally, he has published the photobook, "Boxing Notes". He has been awarded or has been a finalist in many national and international competitions.

Awards Grand Prix Photo Saint-Tropez 2017 Finalist
Concours Rencontres D’Arles Réponses Photo2017 Winner
URBAN Photo Awards Contest 2017 Trieste - Street Photography Finalist
URBAN Photo Awards Contest 2017 Trieste - Urban Art Winner (3rd Prize)
Concorso Fotografico ImagOrbetello 2017 - Street Finalist
Concorso Fotografico ImagOrbetello 2017 - Portrait Winner (Nanuk Italia Award)
Siena International Photo Award 2017 Finalist
The Miami Street Photography Festival 2017 Finalist
Barcelona International Photography Awards BIPA 2018 (finalis), StreetPhoto San
Francisco 2018 (finalis), TAG Prize - Tevere Art Gallery Roma (finalist), PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (Honorable mention), URBAN Photo Awards Contest 2018 (finalist), Concours Rencontres D’Arles - Reponses Photo 2018 (finalist), Concorso Fotografico ImagOrbetello 2018 (finalist), IPIC - Imago Photo International Contest 2018 – Storytelling (finalist), IPIC - Imago Photo International Contest 2018 – Portrait and Street (Winner)PRAXIS -Ph. Arts Center Minneapolis USA 2019 “The Decisive Moment” (finalist), Key West Photography Festival 2019 First Place for the Portrait Photography (winner), Key West Photography Festival 2019 First Place for the Street Photography (winner). Concorso Fotografico ImagOrbetello 2019 - Portrait Winner (3rd Prize), IPIC - Imago Photo International Contest 2019 – Landscape Winner, PARIS
International Street Photo Awards 2020 Winner (second place), Jazz World Photo 2021 Winner, The New York Center for Photo Arts Winner second place 2021, The New York Center for Photographic Arts Abstract Winner (third place) 2021.