Bronze 2019 / Book / Documentary

Tokyo Tsukiji

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Book/Documentary
  • Company
    Nicola Tanzini
  • Photographer
    Nicola Tanzini

Over the past two years, the photographer's gaze has wandered around Tokyo, focusing on Tsukiji, the largest fish market in the world, located in the district bearing the same name, in the city centre since 1935. Considered a sacred place, it has now lost its identity: on 6th October 2018 it was definetely closed and relocated in the Toyosu district for the upcoming 2020 Olympics. In Tokyo Tsukiji, the place is exhibited in an as yet unknown role, during the slowing down of the activity and the necessary preparation phase to face the portion of time in which the world is closed out.

I am a photographer, a family man and an entrepreneur. I was born in 1964 in Pisa, Tuscany. I discovered photography during the summer break after graduating from High School, and it was a dazzling discovery. Over the years I have developed a close and profound relationship to it, even if it has been a love-hate story, just like all love stories. Through photography I have improved my understanding of human nature. My interest is in common everyday moments which allows me to explain the wonders of life, that I encounter day by day in my natural surroundings: the road.