Bronze 2019 / People / Children

Across The River'S Flow.

  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Children
  • Photographer
    Davide Bertuccio

Johanna (15) in Richis, Romania. She is walking towards the Saxon cemetery. Saxons are a community with German roots. Since XI century, together with Hungarians and Romanians, they’ve been living in the green heart of Romania. From this very land, a major migration is now taking place which marks the decline of centuries of history. Saxons are disappearing and their culture, their tongue and traditions along with them. “Across the river’s flow” aims to be a work about the disappearing of ethnic minorities, overwhelmed by the pace of modern life and by an ever-growing globalization.

Davide was born in Messina in 1991. He is a photojournalist based in Milan.Since the end of 2016, he focused on the theme of globalization, looking for stories that would give voice to the small realities crushed by that indefatigable desire for equality. This led to the realization of "Never-never land" and "Across the river's flow", the first chapters of the series, which between Palestine, Germany and Romania, tells the story of Palestinians and Saxons of Transylvania.