TIFA 2022 People / Children

Lullaby and Last Goodbye

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Children, 1st Place winner in People
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Geoff Reed This is a very intriguing mix of disparate images -- both in style and content -- that nevertheless work together extremely well to tell an interesting and intriguing story.

  • Photographer
    Pierluigi Ciambra

When my father fell ill, I was nine years old. Shortly afterwards, the illness would take him away. When my daughters were born, I saw myself in him again. I understood his desire, indeed his need, to preserve the memory of those moments. So, I started to photograph them every day, rediscovering with them the magical purity of childhood. I wanted to preserve those moments, to make them live forever. Telling their view of the world and, at the same time, laying bare my inner search and the process of reconciliation with my past are the motivations behind my photographic project.

Pierluigi Ciambra is a visual artist born in Palermo in 1978. He currently lives and develops his projects in southern Italy. Graduated in 2002 from the photography course at the European Institute of Design in Rome, he later graduated in Theories and Practices of Anthropology with a thesis on Visual Anthropology entitled "Ethnophotography - Research with and on Images", at La Sapienza University in Rome (2006). He has always been fascinated by photography and believes it is the best way to tell a story, investigate reality and express his own point of view on the world.