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.

Italian freelance photographer born in 1979 and resident in Pineto. In the last few years he has seen his works published in major national magazines and has achieved prestigious results in many important international awards, among the most recent winner overall of URBAN 2018 PHOTO AWARDS and winner of WITNESS JOURNAL CLOSER 2021. His reportages concern the defense of the territory, the denunciation of the gender disparity and environmental issues.