Gold 2021 / Editorial / General News


  • Photographer
    Gabriele Micalizzi
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/General News

Doctors diagnosed the first case of Covid-19 in Italy on Feb 21 of this year, and the country quickly became the epicenter of the pandemic. Thousands of Italians were completely alone, in their house and in their deathbed. While all these restrictions were implemented, Luigi Cavanna, the head of the Oncology ward in Piacenza Hospital, took on himself the decision of trying a different approach and treating the disease in its early stage, in the same way you would treat cancer. He took care of more than 365 patients and only a small percentage had to be hospitalized.

Gabriele Micalizzi is an Italian photojournalist, he collaborates with national and international newspapers. He is one of the founders of the Italian collective Cesura, with the photographer Alex Majoli. In 2011 he began to reporting all the events related to the "Arab Spring". In 2019, during the Kurdish offensive in the Baghuz area against the last bastion of Isis, he was wounded by an RPG rocket. In Libya he cover the arrival of Turkish troops sent to help President Al Sarraj resist General Haftar's attack. In 2020 it followed the pandemic in the most affected areas of Italy.