TIFA 2022 Book / Documentary

In and Out of The Ring (Dentro E Fuori Dal Ring)

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Giuseppe Cardoni

Grandma Mira, the real boxing enthusiast in the family, would set her alarm for three o’clock in the morning and call my father and me (a child) to watch the big fights live from Madison Square Garden in New York. And that sound, many years later, made me take the first steps in search of the atmosphere and values of the great boxing of the sixties-seventies: the commitment, fatigue, sweat, dreams and hopes of young boxers. Their motivation is competition and sports, and often, even existential. I have found a healthy environment, perhaps poor in money but rich in stories and humanity.

Lives in Umbria,Italy. Engineer. His main interest has been B/W reportage. He coauthored the book “STTL La terra ti sia lieve”. With Luigi Loretoni, he published in 2008 the photographic book “Miserere”, in 2011 “Gubbio, I Ceri” and in 2014 “Kovilj”; he is coauthor of the book “I colori del Jazz”. Also in 2014 he has published, "Boxing Notes". In 2020, he published “Vita e Morte - Rapsodia Messicana” and in 2021 "Passione per lo Sport"; in 2023 "In and out of the ring" and "Metropolitan Fragments". He has been awarded or has been a finalist in many national and international competitions.