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Bronze 2021 People / Children

Gritty Kid

  • Photographer
    Giovanni Sonsini
  • Prize
    Bronze in People / Children

This feisty little boy is a pupil of a boxing school in Havana and, when he saw himself framed by the camera, he immediately put himself in a fighting pose with a grim expression. Boxing is a sport that is very popular in Cuba even by women.

I’m a non professional photographer keen on landscape, architecture and travel photography. I have a degree in mechanical engineering. My passion for photography began at my ninth birthday when I received a gift from my uncle a simple but beautiful Kodak Retinette and then I began experimenting by myself with apertures, shutter speeds and so on. Since then I have continued to take pictures although during the university studies as well as many very challenging work periods had a negative impact on my photographic work. In the last ten years I started to take pictures with some assiduity-