In memory of the great Mario Giacomelli

Photo: Palermo (Sicily, Italy) - © Marco Ristuccia

Photo: Palermo (Sicily, Italy) – © Marco Ristuccia

In the fifteenth anniversary of the death of the great Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli, one of my best loved artists, I want to join the initiative of many other photographers and dedicate this shot to his memory.

Around #19 – Autumn in Berlin

Around #19 - Autumn in Berlin - © Marco Ristuccia

(Photo: Around #19 – Autumn in Berlin – © Marco Ristuccia)

There’s nothing better than a solitary autumn walk in the woods to reconcile ourselves with the world. And I’m lucky enough to have a beautiful wild park just near home. Needless to say, the fall has always been my preferred season, colorful and faded at the same time.

New shot for my series “Around”, a photo composition around some colored trees in this beautiful autumn in Berlin.

The artwork is printed in limited edition. It is available for sale by contacting me directly or by ordering it on-line on my Fine Art Showroom.

Finalist at Photissima Art Prize Torino 2015

A child on a swing hanging from the remains of an immigrants' boat. - © Marco Ristuccia

(Photo: a child on a swing hanging from the remains of an immigrants’ boat. – © Marco Ristuccia)

I’m very happy to have been selected as one of the finalists of the Photissima Art Prize Torino 2015 with my shot about the consequences of immigration (click here for more details on the story behind it).

The photo will be exhibited during the connected festival/fair. You’ll find the coordinates here below:

Where:
Spazio MRF (capannone ex DAI)
Corso Settembrini 164
10135 Torino
ITALY

When:
20 November – 20 December 2015

Opening:
19 November at 19:00

Photissima Art Fair & Festival Torino 2015
www.photissima.it
exhibitor@photissima.it
(+39) 393 60 62 994

High hopes of immigration

A child on a swing hanging from the remains of an immigrants' boat. - © Marco Ristuccia

(Photo: a child on a swing hanging from the remains of an immigrants’ boat. – © Marco Ristuccia)

This photo that I have taken in Sicily grotesquely represents the consequences of immigration we are living nowadays.

Place: Beach of Noto, near Siracusa (Sicily – Italy).
Year: 2014

A happy child is playing on a swing hung by unaware bathers on the remains of an immigrants’ boat. The vessel ran aground and then was slowly swallowed by the wet sand of the shore, to the point of leaving only the top metal structure exposed, making it unrecognizable to beach goers (see the original ship here below).

The immigrants' stranded ship

(Photo: the immigrants’ stranded ship – © YouReporter)