Alfio Tommasini
6596 Gordemo
Switzerland

mail(at)alfiotommasini.com
+41.(0)79.671.31.08

I can comunicate with you in Italian, Spanish, English, French or German.
I m open for collaborations, editiorial works and assignments.

Sono volentieri disponibile a collaborazioni, lavori editoriali e incarichi fotografici vari.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Born in Lodano, a small village of two hundred inhabitants south of the Alps, where I spent my childhood and adolescence. Then I started traveling and living away from home, immediately feeling great curiosity in discovering new lands and cultures.

Photography pushed me to move, observe and get closer to people, helping me to discover different points of view and ways of life. I am particularly interested in how people relate, transform and adapt to the territory they inhabit.

I studied photography in Madrid, Spain (EFTI master in documentary photography) and published and exhibited my works internationally (Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Spain, Portugal, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, United States).

Recently I was awarded bronze medal at the Sony World Photography Awards (contemporary issues), finalist in Prix Photoforum Pasquart (Switzerland) and Head On Photo Awards, (Australia) and Phodar Biennal first prize (Bulgaria). In the past I won the Emergentes award from the international festival Encontros da Imagen (Portugal).

After years of various trips and long stays abroad (Great Britain, Spain, Mexico and Central America), today I live again in Ticino, in a stone house at the beginning of the Verzasca Valley.

In 2013 I co-founded Verzasca Foto Festival, for which I m in charge of the artistic direction.

I work as a freelance photographer on personal projects and I am always interested in new collaborations at local and international level.

 

BREVE BIOGRAFIA

Sono nato a Lodano, un piccolo villaggio di duecento abitanti a Sud delle Alpi, dove ho passato infanzia e adolescenza. Poi ho cominciato a viaggiare e vivere lontano da casa, sentendo da subito grande curiosità nello scoprire nuove terre e culture.

La fotografia mi ha spinto a muovermi, osservare e avvicinarmi alle persone, aiutandomi a scoprire differenti punti di vista e stili di vita. M’interessa particolarmente come la gente si relaziona, trasforma, adatta al territorio che abita.

Ho studiato fotografia a Madrid, Spagna (master EFTI in fotografia documentaristica) e pubblicato ed esposto i miei lavori internazionalmente (Svizzera, Italia, Francia, Inghilterra, Spagna, Portogallo, Paraguay, Brasile, Uruguay, Stati Uniti).

Recentemente sono stato premiato medaglia di bronzo ai Sony World Photography Awards (contemporary issues), finalista a Prix Photoforum Pasquart (Svizzera) e Head On Photo Awards, (Australia) e primo premio Phodar Biennal (Bulgaria). In passato ho inoltre vinto il premio Emergentes del festival internazionale Encontros da Imagen (Portogallo).

Dopo anni di vari viaggi e lunghi soggiorni all’estero (Gran Bretagna, Spagna, Messico e Centro America), oggi vivo nuovamente in Ticino, in una casa di sasso all’imbocco della Valle Verzasca

Nel 2013 ho co-fondato Verzasca Foto Festival, per il quale mi occupo della direzione artistica.

Lavoro come fotografo free-lance a progetti personali e sono interessato a sempre nuove collaborazioni a dimensione locale ed internazionale.

Iran 2019

Iran 2019

 

AWARDS - EXHIBITIONS

2019
Phodar Biennal, Bulgaria
Via Lactea
1st prize Section I (series)

2019
Portrait of Humanity
Shortlisted

2018
Sony World Photography Awards
Via Lactea 3rd place Contemporary Issues
World Photography Organization

2018
Head On Festival, Australia
Finalist Photo Awards 18
+ Collective exhibition in Sidney

2018
Via Lactea - solo exhibition
Spazio 1929
Lugano, Switzerland

2018
Via Lactea - winners collective exhibition
Sony World Photography Awards
Villa Reale di Monza, Italy

2018
Via Lactea - solo exhibition
Sala Figari (Palacio Santos)
Montevideo, Uruguay

2018
Via Lactea - solo exhibition
Goethe Zentrum
Asunción, Paraguay

2017
Via Lactea - solo exhibition
Azienda Agricola Croce
Campo Blenio, Switzerland

2017
Prix Photoforum Pasquart
Finalist (series)
Via Lactea Collective exhibition
Bienne/Biel, Switzerland

2016
Renaissance Photography Prize, UK
Finalist (single image)

2016
Solo exhibition Long Play Travel
MONO, Locarno-Switzerland

2015
Solo exhibition TIR TRANSIT
Galeria Mascate, Porto Alegre-Brasil

IPA, International Photo Awards
Home, Honorable mention

2014
Solo exhibition Natura Migrante
Casa Comunale, Tenero

PX3, Paris
Culture, Bronze medal

2013
Collective Exhibition EFTI collection
Photo Art Festival, Torrelavega

2012
IPA, International Photo Awards
Spaces - Honorable mention
 

2010
Solo exhibition Antonio & Paloma,
Galeria K, Lisboa, Portugal

Solo exhibition Antonio & Paloma,
Museo dos Biscainhos,Braga,Portugal

2009
Emergentes Winner Award,
Encontros da Imagen 09, Braga, Portugal

3ª place, Prix Photo, BAT, Switzerland

Finalist, Project Competition, CENTER Santa Fe, USA

Book publication: "Lodano Generazioni"

Exhibition 20+20, Artendencias, Madrid

2008
Finalist Promenades photographiques,
Vendôme, France

Finalist Festimage, Chaves, Portugal

A.noche, Encuentro Fotografíco Emulsion Sur,
Getafe-Madrid, Spain

2007
20+20 Presente y futuro de la fotografía.
Collective exhibition
Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas, Madrid

Fondo Internazionale Orvieto Fotografia
Bronze Award

Seleción Master 07. Collective.
Centro Cultural Alcorcòn, Madrid