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Wake of war

When thinking about war there is always an omission of what remains after the passage of armies. Whether the outcome is victory or defeat the only constant is the devastation of the territory affected by the conflict. This project intended to be a historical testament of the path of destruction.

Awards

Black & White Photo Contest

2022

Honorable Mention

Film/Analog

Professional

Wake of war

When thinking about war there is always an omission of what remains after the passage of armies. Whether the outcome is victory or defeat the only constant is the devastation of the territory affected by the conflict. This project intended to be a historical testament of the path of destruction.

About Artist

Gabriele Micalizzi

Gabriele Micalizzi is an Italian photojournalist. He collaborates with national and international newspapers such as: New York Times, The Guardian, Internazionale, Wall Street Journal. He is one of the founders of the Italian collective Cesura. His work focuses on the study of the social condition of people and the relationship they have with the territory in which they live. In 2010, he started the project Italians: The Myth, an ethnographic and anthropological investigation into the identity crisis of Italian society. This project is still ongoing. In 2011, he started reporting on all the events related to the 'Arab Spring'. During 2016 he dealt mainly with the Libyan situation, with the subsequent aim of creating a photographic book, DOGMA: exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Milan; this project aims to highlight the untold truths, and the false myth of a pacified Libya. Since 2016 he has been a testimonial for Leica and he is the first winner of the European photography talent, Master of Photography. In February 2019 in Syria he covered the final offensive against the last bastion of ISIS until, on 11 February 2019, while in south-east Syria to document the Kurdish advance against ISIS, he was hit by an RPG rocket in Baghuz. In early 2020, he returns to Libya to cover the arrival of Turkish troops sent to help President Al Sarraj resist General Haftar's attack. During the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy, he followed the area with the highest number of cases, covering Bergamo and the rest of Lombardy, following the work of Dr Cavanna in the Piacenza valleys who treated covid patients at their homes. Images have been published in magazines such as Time Magazine, le Monde, VICE USA and Internazionale. In 2021 he followed the historic trip of Pope Francis to Iraq and the controversial withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan during the Taliban offensive. In 2022 he documented the war in Ukraine for WSJ, Die Zeit and Le Monde. His reports from Mariupol on the destruction of the theatre and the Azovstal steelworks basement were broadcast by Piazza Pulita on La 7. For his work in the Donbass he won, together with his colleague Luca Steimann, the 62nd Premiolino.

Gabriele Micalizzi

Photographic Areas of Focus

Film/Analog, Photojournalism

Location

Italy

Interview

Gabriele Micalizzi | Black & White Photo Contest 2022 | 2nd Place | Professional

Interview

Gabriele Micalizzi | Black & White Photo Contest 2022 | 2nd Place | Professional
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