Never say Never
PrizeShortlist in Photography
In June 2015, I travelled from Antwerp/Belgium to Newark/USA as a passenger on a container ship. That journey was a challenge to me, to my fears and first of all to my disease and yet a necessary incentive to my buried and scared desires. It marked the end of a period and the beginning of another one. The water of the Ocean was the liquid of conduction and connection between the old and the new. I had floated on the water for days waiting to arrive to a new life and a new world where there werenâ€™t any preset rules and the old ones didnâ€™t mean anything anymore. Two shores, two continents and the water in between that connects and separates them at the same time and a freighter that travels and slowly covers a distances that seemed inconceivable to me.
Bio I was born in Italy where I studied contemporary art and cinema. I worked as an assistant director for a contemporary art museum in Bologna for almost 6 years. In 2007 I started suffering by panic attacks. In 2013 I realized I was not seeking out my path, so, I decided to quit my job and moved to Amsterdam where I started to pursue a new life and my career as a photographer.