2020 / People / Culture

Els Enfarinatas

  • Photographer
    Pietro Di Giambattista

Every 28th December in Ibi, in the province of Alicante (Spain), the so-called “Floured’s war” takes place. It is an event in which the inhabitants dressed in military clothes are divided into two groups: one group, the "Enfarinatas" simulates a coup d’etat, while the other a sort of police force called "La Oposicio" tries to restore order . These two groups challenge each other with blows of flour, eggs, water, firecrackers and coloured smoke bombs. The festival has existed for 200 years and is part of the celebrations linked to the day of the massacre of innocents.

Pietro Di Giambattista (1956 Pannarano-Benevento). He studied for several years in seminars of photojournalism and artistic photography with internationally renowned professors, including: Paolo Pellegrin, Antonin Kratochvil, Francesco Zizola, Rolando Fava, Yury Kozyrev, Michael Ackerman, Maurizio Galimberti, Eddie Ephraums etc. It is represented by the Graffiti Press agency in Rome. In 2002 he was awarded a prize at the World Press Photo, ranking third in the portraits section.