Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Book / Documentary

Rafael Trejo - Dukes On The Ropes

  • Photographer
    Dimitris Sideridis
  • Technical Info
    Self-published Handmade Hardcover With Fabric Lining Clothbound And Rotogravure. Limited Edition 25c
  • Photo Date

Sport occupies an important place in Cuba's educational system. Along with baseball, boxing is considered to be the country's top sport. Cuba has a long tradition of producing high-level boxers. Over the decades, a number of world-class boxers continued coming from the ranks of its amateur system, winning international acclaim and honors. I came across "Rafael Trejo", a historic gym that has long served as an incubator for young talents trying to join the National Federation of Boxing (Federacion Cubana De Boxeo).

Dimitris Sideridis is a Greek photographer/photo editor/filmmaker/visual artist whose award-winning work has appeared in some of the world’s biggest digital publications, among others. He produces content on a wide range of social and anthropological issues. He is a contributor with CNN and Al Jazeera providing images and copy for travel features reported from Qatar, Greece, Cyprus and elsewhere and also covering diverse topics related to the refugee crisis, politics and culture. He holds a MA in Photography and Visual Language from the Middlesex University of London.