The Circus Inside

PhotographerPietro Di Giambattista
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The Circus Inside "The circus behind the scenes" was only a first step into the world of the circus. I am just starting out with images that did not extend beyond the visible. Now that I've got to live for a certain period and follow different circus companies and festivals, my vision has expanded and my obsession is that of a work that tells the very essence of the circus and its performers. For this reason I wrote my little reflection: The circus is a fable and fairy tales make you dream. In a world saddened by a deep and broad global economic crisis, where no dream and no longer seems possible future, the circus, the idea of the circus, his sensationalism makes us even for a moment, perhaps a fly on the wings of freedom possible. It looks like a medieval world where the poorest of the poor wanderers who is attracted by the artists with their art make you travel to distant worlds, in dreams almost impossible. My investigation through the medium of visual art camera, talking about trying to understand it deeply. Although the actors have changed, technologies have advanced, the circus in his melancholy remains that bandwagon rooted in our hearts children. The bandwagon has been going on if, with the queens, his soldiers, his kings. Laugh jester, for good luck, so death go away (Dal Carrozzone di Renato Zero).

About Photographer

Pietro Di Giambattista born in Pannarano (BN) in 1956 and he lives and works in Rome. After having studied technical studies he started a full-time classical guitar course and in 1991 he became a performer. He decided to give up the study of the guitar and dedicated himself to photography, devoting his attention mainly to landscapes and portraits. In 1992 he won the 1st prize in a national photography competition at Ercolano (Napoli). In 1997 he enrolled at a Photography Workshop in Toscana held by the famous English landscape photographer Eddie Ephraums. From that time onwards he started taking part into workshops that will determine his professional growth. He also had the chance to meet Paolo Pellegrin and Antonin Kratochvil. In the year 2000 he met Francesco Zizzola in Massa Marittima at the Toscana Fotofestival and at the Polaroid workshop he met Maurizio Galimberti. He attended a workshop with Michael Ackerman and later with Yury Kozyrev in Rome. He also enrolled in some courses at thePermanent School of Photography "Graffiti" in Rome, directed by Gianni Pinnizzotto and also attended the start-up to the profession of photojournalism with Rolando Fava . In 2002 he sent a selection of portraits that are part of his work "Nomads" at the World Press Photo where he won the third prize in the category of Portraits. In 2002 he won the 7th International photograph exhibition of Photography in Solighetto (Treviso) , an award that allowed him to publish his first book "Nomads". Pietro di Giambattista has exhibited in several Italian cities and in Barcelona.