Silver 2019 / Portfolio / Personal

Gypsies Are People

  • Photographer
    Pietro Di Giambattista
  • Prizes
    Silver in Portfolio/Personal

It is worth considering that the so-called Gypsies are people like us, Gypsy women love their children like us, and their young people make life projects like ours. We look at their faces and make us afraid. They are often at the center of racial debates, live in conditions of extreme marginalization, in a system that for them is incapable of any form of integration. A high percentage of their children do not go to school, making any change for their future impossible. Often the system that does not accept them, uses them for its shady deals, as in the past for "Mafia Capitale".

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.