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Group exhibition FD40

An exhibition featuring new, unpublished work is opening next Saturday, April 28 in Lugano, Switzerland.

On the 40th anniversary of Fondazione Diamante, a foundation that caters to people with disabilities, six Swiss photographers were assigned the task of interpreting freely and creatively the large spectrum of services and activities offered by the foundation. I was one of the photographers who were asked to work on this project; I decided to focus on the living spaces of some of the people who benefit from the support of the foundation. The pictures will be published on the website soon, meanwhile if you're in or near Lugano, make sure to drop by to have a look!

The exhibition will run from April 24 to September 1, 2018 at Canvetto Luganese, via R. Simen 14b, 6900 Lugano (Switzerland).

Concerts & Co.

Here's a quick update with pictures from this week's KT Tunstall concert at Kaufleuten in Zurich. Photographing musicians while they perform has always been one of my favourite activities — especially if it's artists I admire — so I am particularly grateful that KT let me do just that.

Still to come: pictures from a special shooting with vintage Citroën DS cars in Tuscany, and other odd bits and pieces. I also have a bunch of films to develop, still… I'm not sure I'll ever see the end of it!

Without further ado, though, head over to the music section and check out KT Tunstall live in Zurich. (One word of advice, on this site you'll see just a selection of shots, make sure to have a look at my Tumblr page if you want to see the whole set!).

Locarno, among other things

A month has passed already since the end of the 70th Locarno International Film Festival 2017, it's incredible how time flies, isn't it?! So it seems about right I gathered some of the shots from this edition for you to see. This time, as my duties became greater since last year, I was given a full page in which I sort of had creative "carte blanche". What this means is, I had a bit more freedom to seek out and plan the shots (sometimes… not, but where would the fun be otherwise?) instead of scrambling to get any keepers. As a consequence, you'll find less "stolen moments" from the red carpet or candid scenes and more "portraits" in the stricter sense of the term (with a couple of exceptions, you'll recognise those by their square format).

I still have some backlog on other non-festival stuff, which I'll hopefully, eventually, get published here, but for the time being, enjoy Locarno 70!

In other news, the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 exhibition is still travelling around Europe. Right now you'll be able to catch it at the Reggia di Monza in Milan (until October 29, 2017), and then at the Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin (starting November 7, 2017). Don't miss these if you want to see my winning series Art. 115.

Catching up with the Sony World Photography Awards

Clearly, I'm rubbish at keeping up with this… I'm only a few months late so it may not be news to any of you anymore, but as it happens, I went on to win the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 in the category Professional – Conceptual with my series Art. 115!

Sony World Photography Awards 2017
©SWPA

You can have a look at the full series on the World Photography Organisation's website. Here's also a quick press review in the few languages I can understand (I'm only listing those that spent at least a couple of minutes writing a few lines about the awards, not those that just copy/pasted the press release, which is in fact most of the big publications):

My series was shown, along with the other prize winners, at Somerset House in London from April 21 to May 7 2017 and at Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris from July 4 to July 16 2017. Upcoming exhibitions will be held in Milan and Berlin, check the WPO's website for the latest news. There's also a nice book with all the SWPA 2017 images, including mine, which you can buy here (I'm not making money from this, so go ahead).

The award obviously generated some interest, as a consequence I was invited to a public talk at SpazioReale in Monte Carasso (CH) where I could talk about the winning project and my work in general. You can see a few pictures from the event here.

In other news, I had the chance to shoot a few concerts and try-outs after some inactivity, musicwise. This site is still in dire need of being updated, but I managed to upload a few shots from said concerts. Also, soon I'll be back in action at the Locarno International Film Festival, so there's stuff to look forward to!

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