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Prove di libertà

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Monograph
  • Photographer
    Riccardo Ghilardi
  • Studio
    Contour by Getty Images
  • Website
  • Instagram

It was during the first lockdown when, crossing the empty streets, I found myself walking past the house
of someone who is both a close friend and a brilliant actor.
I couldn’t resist buzzing him on the intercom to say “Hi”, to tell him how I was feeling and find out how he was doing.
I shot my first photograph, which was different from all the “comfortable” portraits I had been used to taking over the course of my career.
That was how the idea for this project came about: a “manifesto” of cinema, as it studies and readies itself, anxiously awaiting the moment when it can get going again.

I was born in Rome in 1971. In 2007, I showed a reportage on the life of a Fire Brigade team, in which I had served for many years. In 2008, my artistic focus shifted towards the cinema. In 2011, I joined the team of portraitists of the international Contour by Getty Images agency based in New York and I have been published by the top Italian and international magazines. In 2018, during International Rome Film Festival, I showed my new project Three Minutes that celebrates my art of portraiting celebrities in very few minutes.