Honorable Mention TOKYO-2018 Events / Other

Run Like Hell

  • Photographer
    Antonio Tartaglia
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D750 With Sigma 35mm And Tamron 70-300
  • Photo Date
    May 2018

Sulfur, faith, breathtaking escapes. San Severo, Italy. Every year on the streets of the city, explosions blend prayers to the “Festa del Soccorso”. The "fujenti" (this is their traditional name) run under kilometers of typical fireworks and firecrackers. On every neighborhood Hail Mary and deflagrations merge the Processions in honor of the Virgin Mary, protector of the city. Unfortunately, that of 2018 could have been the last characteristic escape of the "fujenti", as a result of the more and more urgent laws on the safety, this secular tradition of South Italy risks disappearing forever.

Freelance photographer, born in 1979 and resident in Pineto (Italy). He has attended courses and workshops with Stefano Schirato, Giovanni Marrozzini, Riccardi Venturi and Fulvio Bugani. In the last few years he has seen his works published on important National magazines and has obtained important International awards.