Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Other

We Are Only Tourists In This Life

  • Photographer
    Piotr Trojanowski
  • Agency / Studio
    Piotr Trojanowski
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D850, 24mm Pc-e
  • Photo Date
    July - September 2019

The photos of this series were taken between July and September 2019. The project would like to investigate the relationship between masses of tourists and the Italian cities of art in periods of maximum overcrowding. I used the long exposure to show people as ephemeral, transparent presences. And groups that they form as a unique flow in movement. I wanted to give suggestion of the transience of their presence in comparison with the history of the place that surrounds them. The research, initially thought as a long-term project, was halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Piotr was born in Bytom, Poland, in 1986. He began to photograph when he was 17 years old. Following his education in graphic design and photojournalism he moved to Italy. In 2009 he started to work in Milan in field of commercial photography. In 2011 he won M. H. Kellicut Award. Some his images has been chosen by G. Bonomi to be part of his book “Il Corpo Solitario vol. II, Self-portrait in contemporary photography” (2017). Piotr’s research range between themes related to the investigation of urban landscape, contemporary myths and formal research based on light and movement.