War Landscapes

PhotographerAlfredo Macchi
PrizeSilver in Book (series Only) / Documentary
Entry Description

"War Lanscapes" is a Photobook (22 x 30,5 cm, hardcover, top quality printing, 108 pages) with about 100 photos in B/W taken by me in more than 15 years of reporting in conflict areas. Preface by a famous jornalist and writer Ettore Mo. Texts in English and Italian. My basic idea is not to publish emotional or news photos of some war, but landscapes of ruins, battlefields, roads, barriers, cimiteries, the long term results of all wars. I took a lot of photos in 15 years of journalistic work in conflict zones, images full of people, of pain, of screams, of din. These are dramatic shots that arouse strong emotions. In this book I chose photographs of landscape, almost devoid of the human element, where prevails the result of human action and silence reigns. I hope this is an opportunity to focus our atteniton, beyond the news of the bombing, the advances and defeats, on what is the war.

About Photographer

Alfredo Macchi was born on June the 25 th 1967 in Sorengo, Lugano (Switzerland). He lives in Rome and is an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Italian Television Group Mediaset. He works in the international desk of News Mediaset and has been in many war areas: Kosovo, Afghanistan, Middle East, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and recently South Sudan. From 2011 he covered for Tg5, Tg4, Studio Aperto News and Tgcom24 (All News Channel) the Arabs Spings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.