I have a passion

CompanyBottega di fotografia
PhotographerLuciano Perbellini
PrizePress / Sports
Entry Description

this series named "I have a passion" document situations where passion and the desire to dream in the end overcome social barriers and poverty; A story of a man,Vujo,living In the Nyanga township in Cape Town, that follow his dream and - because of his passion - live a fuller life, regardless whether he succeed or not or will ever achieve it. In the end I believe that the pure passion can deliver the light of hope even to those who can’t afford to practice but are lucky enough to know how to enjoy them.

About Photographer

Born in 1973 in Zevio, on the outskirts of Verona. In 1988 he got a degree in scenography at the Academy of Arts in Verona. From 1996 to 2009, thanks to the collaboration with Studio Brenzoni, his photographs were daily published in the pages regarding shows and cultural events of L’Arena di Verona, the local newspaper. In October 2001, after the September 11 events, he travelled to Afghanistan to master photographic techniques for international reportages, and put himself to the test. Several trips would follow: Albania, Thailand, India, Greenland, Fortaleza, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Burkina Faso, Belarus and the Amazon. In 2002 he became a publicist and was registered in the Journalists’ Board of Veneto (the local county). Still in 2002 he opened his photographic studio: Atelier Bottega di fotografia, in Verona. In 2012 he collaborated as director of photography for Bolla’s institutional video, honoured in 2013 with two awards by Media Stars, the prestigious national contest in advertising. His latest project, completed after 6 years of work, is 13 Coins, which was awarded as best book at the 2010 European Photo Book of the Year Award. The exhibit of this project was displayed at the International Conference Center of Geneva, at the International Photographic Center of Verona, at the photo galleries in FNAC, and at the 2011 Pesaro Photo Festival. Since October 2013, for the duration of 3 years, a new photograpic and didactical project has started in the Townships of South Africa, and in Cape Town.