Racist attack

PhotographerAlessandro Penso
PrizeSilver in Press / General News
Entry Description

Greece Korinthos. Racist attack. The driver follows in reverse Mohamed, a Moroccan to 21 years until to hit him violently. Mohamed chased rivorerato in the hospital for serious injuries.

About Photographer

Alessandro Penso was born in Velletri in 1978. He studied Clinical psychology at "La Sapienza" University in Rome. in 2007 he obtained a scholarship in photojournalism at the "Scuola Romana di Fotografia". During his studies, he produced a photo reportage on the subject "Valle dell'Omo" in Ethiopia for which he obtains the "PDN PhotoStudent". In the last few years he has begging documenting works on the body and sexuality of the modern society and immigration these works are still in progress. Thanks to a part of this work, he obtains several awards such as: The second award for the PX3 photoreportage category "the other" and one honor mention; 8 honor mention at the IPA, 1 for the "Lucca Digital Photo" and the nomination as "selected author" at the "Fotoleggendo 2008". In 2009 he was finalist at the Photoespana and he was selected for the project "In Between" (the goal was to photograph Rome in 62 hours outside the ancient walls) by the "Rome photography Fotofestival" to realize a team project on Rome wich has been published as a book and has produced an exhibition. Moreover, for the Festival of Rome he joined a team expo "12x10". In 2009 thanks to "Drag Kings" project won "PDN Photo Annual 2010". In 2011 won Project Launch, Santa FE, with "Migrant Workers Journey" which was exposed at New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.In the same year entered in the Shortlisted of the prize "Accademia Apulia Photography Award 2011".His works have been exhibited and published in different countries like England, North America, South Africa, EuropeHe lives and works in Rome.