Silver 2019 / Book / Documentary

L'Anima Dei Pupi/the Puppets’ Soul

  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/Documentary, Gold in Book/People
  • Company
    Eikon CultureVisual Reflection
  • Photographer
    Alessandro Ingoglia

L’anima dei pupi (The puppets’ soul) is a photographic project that digs deep on an ancient art that has lasted for about two centuries. An art passed down from father to son. L’anima dei pupi (The puppets’ soul) is a view into the Sicilian city of Palermo and into one of its most ancient traditions: how Salvatore Bumbello’s capable hands give a Sicilian puppet life. Salvatore learnt this work when he was just a child: at first like it was a game, and then he started helping his father Luciano. Salvatore can give a soul to each puppet he creates, in other words he gives them life.

Photographer because, always in contact with art, painting and music, today I prefer to express myself through photography so that I can tell what's going on around me, when I travel, or more simply when I walk in the streets of my city with one click, one click. To refine my technique I followed the courses of Palermofoto and the workshops of Patrice Terraz, Sandro Iovine, Antonio Manta and Fausto Podavini and Valerio Bispuri, but above all I read the photos of the great photographers of the past and the present.