Born in Palermo in 1982, Pietro Motisi is graduated in Documentary Photography at UWN University of Newport (UK). Since 2002 he was initially interested on stage photography, he worked for commissions and he photographed several acting companies such as Theatre du Radeau, La Fura Dels Baus, Slava Polunin, Massimo Verdastro, Franco Scaldati, Mimmo Cuticchio. In 2006 and 2008 he has been awarded with “Occhi di Scena” Theatre Photography Award, an international prize for stage photography. Since the 2008 he collaborates with the Cultural Heritage Department of the University of Palermo for anthropological researches. He has since specialized in Documentary Photography for the realization of short and long term projects about social issues and the relations between humans and landscape, which is his main field of research today. His project in progress CEMENTO has been recently awarded with the Reginald Salisbury Travel Award.
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