Silver 2022 / Editorial / Conflict (Non-Pro)

Of Warriors and Machines

  • Photographer
    Antonio Denti
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Conflict

On board a nuclear aircraft carrier somewhere in the Mediterranean (2022). A Reflection on Aggression, on the Sea. In Days of Tension. Aggression is a vital impulse of all living beings. In nature, it has its system of checks and balances. But in humans, since the invention of gun powder, technology has created such a distance among fighters and between actions and their effects that all checks have become ineffective. Humans became one of the most dangerous creatures on Earth. Yet, as ethologist Konrad Lorenz suggests, animals capable of aggression are the only ones also capable of love.

Antonio Denti is an award-winning news cameraman, in love with still photography. Born in Catania (Sicily) in 1972, he graduated as a social anthropologist at the University of London ( Goldsmiths' College and SOAS - School of Oriental and African Studies - ) but became a cameraman. He has been working for Reuters since 1998. He covered conflict and change in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Lebanon, Tunisia, Catalonia, Vatican events from the death of Pope John Paul II to the election of Pope Francis, the great migration crisis on land and sea, the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia.