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Gold 2019 Science / Environment

Where The Gaze Falls

  • Photographer
    Davide Bertuccio
  • Prize
    Gold in Science / Environment

The Strait of Messina (Mediterranean Sea) should be an earthly paradise and should be one of the cleanest sea area in the world, due to its very strong currents. However it is not. The macroplastic is deteriorating very slowly becoming microplastic and then nanoplastic. These particles are ingested as food by fish and could soon present a real risk for humans. “Where the gaze falls” is a work whose main subject is the sea, where the real problem hides from our eyes. It is precisely between the waters of the sea that the uncertainty of the future is weaving one of the most insidious plots.

Davide (b.1991) is a photojournalist based in Milan. He graduated in 2016 at IED at the school of visual arts in photography. Since the end of 2016, he focused on the theme of globalization, looking for stories that would give voice to the small realities crushed by that indefatigable desire for equality. In 2019 He decided to follow his passion for science and environmental problems with the realization of a work about the problem of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. Davide, inserted in 2014 among the 10 best under 25 Italian talents, received national and international awards.