TOKYO-2019 Portfolio / Fine Art

La Vedova Siciliana

  • Prize
    Silver in Portfolio/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    David Degelin
  • Photo Date
    9 June 2019

La Vedova Siciliana ('The Sicilian Widow') is a series inspired on the film style of the legendary neorealist Italian film director Vittorio De Sica, especially of his film 'La ciociara' in which the story is told of widowed shopkeeper, raising her devoutly religious twelve-year-old daughter, Rosetta, in Rome during World War II.

I'm a photographer with a focus on portrait, street, and fine-art photography, and photography is my way of dealing with the world, people, stories, places, experiences. Photography is a therapeutic activity for me in a way, a survival strategy. I use light and shadow to capture what I feel, rather than what I see, and what I feel always takes precedence over what I see in what I do. I'm intrigued by the beauty of solitude, of people and places and in my work, this theme plays a dominant role.