TOKYO-2020 People / Self-Portrait

( The Garden )

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Isabella Franceschini
  • Technical Info
    Full Frame, 50 Mm 1:1.4
  • Photo Date
    March - July 2020

I have been living in the countryside in Ozzano Emilia, surrounded by nature, for the past 20 years. The garden has always been my ‘secret gateway’ an invigorating place where I can live and breathe well-being and a sense of freedom. During the lockdown in Italy this was the place where I would reflect on myself and my life. This was the place where I was able to identify my fears and face them with a new strength, a place where I felt protected and immersed in love. My inner struggle against the invisible enemy caused me to have continuous dark dreams which helped me to overcome despair

Isabella Franceschini is an Italian freelance photographer based in Bologna.  She graduated in Economics from Bologna University, Italy. After travelling abroad, she has grown as a photographer studying in Bologna since 2008. She has focused on reportage, portraiture, black & white and street photography.Later she attended the annual Masterclass of photojournalism in Rome.Her long term projects on documentary photography are mainly inspired by human experience. Her interest of the world is drawn towards its people. She wants to celebrate the ordinary things that happen around us all the time.