Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Tiber Monsters

  • Photographer
    Luigi Avantaggiato
  • Photo Date

"Tiber Monsters" is a series that describes the strenuous sport fishing of gigantic specimens of catfish in the waters of the Tiber river. The Silurus Glanis is a particular allochthonous type of catfish introduced illegally into the waters of the Tiber River and which can reach gigantic dimensions. It is a particularly invasive species of fish that is altering the biodiversity of Italian river waters.

Luigi Avantaggiato is a freelance photographer. After a PhD in visual studies, he began working as a documentary photographer, with a strong interest in issues related to socio-anthropological and environmental transformations. Website: www.luigiavantaggiato.photography