/ 2021 / Fine Art / People

Terroir

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/People
  • Photographer
    Giuseppe Potente
  • Credit
    Giuseppe Potente

This project is in the Western Cape of South Africa. Here the workforce are native black Africans, and most of them not particularly linked to the territory, coming from various parts of Africa. The majority are young women, who sometimes come with elegance and sensuality. My research does not have purely documentary purposes, but is aimed at interacting with the characters of the scene through the camera. I look for poetry in their work, and it is the poetry that I want to visually write in the images that I am going to form. Short poems.

GP was born in Italy in 1950. He followed classical studies in Rome, where he graduated in 1974 in MD.
Specializing in medical imaging in 1978, then Professor of Medical Imaging, interested simultaneously to artistic imaging. Since 2010 he retired from the University and works as a photographer on personal projects, as : “In the Fields”; “Terroirs”, “Eyes: “.
He got recognition by Sony WPO, IPA Lucie Foundation, LensCulture, TIFA.
He joined in 2019 the Magazine Camerapixo.
His activity has been aimed to publications, so far he has not had relations with art galleries.

Awards 1.Commended in Sony WPO 2014 for People Photography,
2. Selected for Artonpostacard Exhibition in London, november 2017.
3. Featured 2018, International Photography Awards , Lucie Foundation
( IPA ) for the work : Apartheid and Music.
4. Selected by lensculture for the gallery of “single photo visual storytelling” 2018.
5. Awarded in the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA ) 2019.