ABOUT ME


Vito Finocchiaro, nato a Mascali (Sicilia) nel 1965, è fotografo freelance e vincitore di Awards nazionali ed internazionali. Ha appreso i segreti della fotografia da suo padre e la passione per questa forma espressiva è sempre stata una costante nella sua vita.  In lui tutte quelle virtù proprie di una personalità che ha un dono, una passione. Dal 1984 ad oggi la sua fotografia è una continua crescita, ricerca e confronto con fotografi del panorama nazionale ed internazionale. Luce, visione e percezione le compagne del suo viaggio professionale. Un modo di raccontare, il suo, che lo porta a cercare i luoghi dove luce, ombre e colori diventano gli elementi di base per capire e descrivere un territorio. Uno sguardo sempre attento e analitico, il suo, ma che lascia anche il giusto spazio all’intervento creativo del caso; un’innata creatività artistica e un modo tutto suo di sperimentare, che da sempre lo contraddistinguono. Il costante interesse per le problematiche sociali, gli hanno consentito di vivere e di raccontare Genti e avvenimenti della sua terra, che da sempre ha voluto valorizzare portandone le immagini nei più prestigiosi Concorsi mondiali, e di terre lontane. Le sue ricerche si spingono fin nelle pieghe più inconsuete del Mondo, del quale ha voluto documentare le periferie più estreme come Cina, Cuba, Perù, Messico.
Un continuo lavoro focalizzato a trasmettere il vero significato di fotografia e di racconto fotografico:
“Per me la fotografia è comunicare, è la necessità di raccontare qualcosa, di esprimere un sentimento, un pensiero attraverso le immagini. Ci sono fotografie belle e fotografie buone…La fotografia bella, quale può essere un’alba o un tramonto, la guardi e passi avanti…La fotografia buona la guardi e ti fermi a capire il perché del suo contenuto…E’ questa la Fotografia vera; quella che trasmette emozioni, che non spiega tutto ma pone domande. Una Fotografia che instaura un dialogo tra l’immagine e lo spettatore. Lo scatto è semplicemente la fase finale di un percorso che nasce da un’idea e si concretizza con il racconto. Robert Capa diceva – Se le vostre foto non sono abbastanza buone, non siete abbastanza vicino – La fotografia buona è, infatti, quella che nasce dall’avvicinarsi al soggetto, ma non in senso fisico bensì empatico. Per scattare una buona foto, quindi, bisogna entrare in sintonia con il soggetto, bisogna conoscerlo, immedesimarsi, avvicinarsi a lui attraverso le emozioni, ascoltandolo e cogliendone l’anima, affinché l’immagine possa trasmettere quel contenuto sul quale lo spettatore possa fermarsi a riflettere”.

Principali esposizioni: "Museo della fotografia" di Lishui China, "Orvieto Fotografia" - Italia, "Paratissima" - Italia, "Gallerie Montmartre", - Francia, "Mosca International Photo Awards" - Russia, "Los Angeles" - USA, Pubblicazioni su la nota rivista fotografica cinese "Photo Word", intervista sulla rivista "Progresso fotografico serie oro".

Qualifiche: QEP (Qualified European Photographer) landscape, QEP (Qualified European Photographer) nude, QIP (Qualified Italian Photographer) ricerca, Certified artist "Digigraphie" Epson (Fine Art).

Awards: HIPA CONTEST 2019 ( Vincitore categoria Hope – 1° europeo); China (Silver, Bronze), Russia (Bronze, Gold), India (Bronze), Tokio International Foto Awards (2 Silver, 1 Bronze, 2 Honorable Mentions), Photography Mastres Cup International Colour Awards U.S.A. (Onorable Mention), Australia (Silver, Bronze), I.P.A. International Photography Awards U.S.A. (24 Onorable Mentions), Px3 prix de la photographie Paris, FIIPA Italy (Gold, Silver, Bronze), Italy, winner of Contest “Dai Colore alla Vita.


BIOGRAPHY
Vito Finocchiaro, born in Mascali (Sicily) in 1965, is a freelance photographer and winner of national and international awards. He learned the secrets of photography from his father and the passion for this expressive form has always been a constant in his life. In him all those virtues of a personality that has a gift, a passion. From 1984 to today his photography is a continuous growth, research and comparison with photographers of the national and international scene. Light, vision and perception of the companions of your professional journey. A way of telling his story that leads him to look for places where light, shadows and colors become the basic elements to understand and describe a territory. His look is always attentive and analytical, but it also leaves the right space for the creative intervention of the case; an innate artistic creativity and his own way of experimenting, which have always distinguished him. The constant interest in social issues has allowed him to live and tell stories about the people and events of his land, which he has always wanted to enhance by bringing his images to the most prestigious world competitions, and to distant lands. His research goes as far as the most unusual folds of the world, of which he wanted to document the most extreme suburbs such as China, Cuba, Peru, Mexico.

A continuous work focused on transmitting the true meaning of photography and photographic story:
“For me photography is communicating, it is the need to tell something, to express a feeling, a thought through images. There are beautiful photographs and good photographs ... The beautiful photograph, which can be a sunrise or a sunset, you look at it and move forward ... You look at the good photograph and you stop to understand why its contents ... This is the true Photography ; the one that transmits emotions, which does not explain everything but asks questions. A Photography that establishes a dialogue between the image and the viewer. The shot is simply the final phase of a journey that is born from an idea and takes shape with the story. Robert Capa used to say - If your photos are not good enough, you are not close enough - Good photography is, in fact, the one that comes from approaching the subject, but not in a physical sense but an empathic one. To take a good photo, therefore, you need to get in tune with the subject, you need to know it, identify with it, approach it through emotions, listening to it and catching its soul, so that the image can convey that content on which the viewer can stop at reflect".

Main exhibitions: "Museum of photography" by Lishui China, "Orvieto Photography" - Italy, "Paratissima" - Italy, "Galleries Montmartre", - France, "Moscow International Photo Awards" - Russia, "Los Angeles" - USA, Publications on the well-known Chinese photo magazine "Photo Word", an interview in the photo book "Progress of photographic series gold".

Qualifications: QEP (Qualified European Photographer) landscape, QEP (Qualified European Photographer) nude, QIP (Qualified Italian Photographer) research, Certified "Digigraphie" artist Epson (Fine Art).

Awards: HIPA CONTEST 2019 (Winner of the Hope category - 1st European); China (Silver, Bronze), Russia (Bronze, Gold), India (Bronze), Tokio International Foto Awards (2 Silver, 1 Bronze, 2 Honorable Mentions), Photography Mastres Cup International Color Awards U.S.A. (Onorable Mention), Australia (Silver, Bronze), I.P.A. International Photography Awards U.S.A. (24 Onorable Mentions), Px3 prix de la photographie Paris, FIIPA Italy (Gold, Silver, Bronze), Italy, winner of "Give Color to Life" Contest.



Awards:

HIPA Contest DUBAI 2019 - WINNER (HOPE)

MIFA - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWRDS 2019 Professional - GOLD LifeStyle

WORLD.REPORT.AWARD Documenting Humanity 2018 LODI Italy - Finalist

The 6th China International Digital Photography Art Exhibition 2017 - BRONZE - Lo Spirito Sacro della Sicilia

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2017 - Honorable Mention Traditions and Culture

MIFA - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWRDS 2017 Professional - GOLD Traditions and Culture

TIFA Tokio International Foto Awards 2016 - Silver Landscape Panoramica

TIFA Tokio International Foto Awards 2016 - Silver Wedding

TIFA Tokio International Foto Awards 2016 -
Bronze FineArt Landscape

TIFA Tokio International Foto Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention Landscape

TIFA Tokio International Foto Awards 2016 Honorable Mention Landscape

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2016 - Honorable Mention Traditions and Culture

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2016 - Honorable Mention Nature Other

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2016 Honorable Mention Nudes

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2016 - Honorable Mention Lifestyle

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2016 Honorable Mention People Other

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2016 -
Honorable Mention Court Sports

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2016 -
Honorable Mention Travel/Tourism

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2016 - Honorable Mention Children of the World

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2016 - Honorable Mention Silhouette

MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 - 3rd Place Science Environment

MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2016 - VINCITORE ASSOLUTO

FIIPA 2016 Italia - 2nd POSTO CATEGORIA RICERCA

FIIPA 2016 Italia - Honorable Mention Nudo

FIIPA 2016 Italia - Honorable Mention Landscape

FIIPA 2016 Italia - Honorable Mention Landscape

FIIPA 2016 Italia - Honorable Mention Landscape

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2015 - Nomination Children of the World

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2015 - Nomination Nude

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2015 - Nomination People

ND Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention People - Portrait

MIFA - MOSCOW 2015 Professional - Honorable Mention Fine Art-Landscape

MIFA - MOSCOW 2015 Professional Honorable Mention Fine Art-Nudes

MIFA - MOSCOW 2015 Professional Honorable Mention People-Children

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention Nature : Aerial

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention Architecture : Industrial

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention People : Lifestyle

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention Editorial : Other_ED

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention Fine Art : Portrait

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention People : Culture

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention People : Lifestyle

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention Special : Travel/Tourism

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention People : Family

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2015 - Honorable Mention People : Other_P

The 5th China International Digital Photography Art Exhibition 2015 - BRONZE - Nude us introspection

UNITALSI - FIOF DAI COLORE ALLA VITA (social contest) - 1° 2° 3° CLASSIFICATO

THE INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER 2015 - TOP 50

China Photographers Association e Photo International - contest per i 175 anni della fotografia - HONORABLE MENTIONS progetto ESSENCE

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 2015 - HONORABLE MENTIONS categotia PEOPLE

FIIPA 2015 Italia - Vincitore assoluto categoria Nudo

FIIPA 2015 Italia Gold Nudo

FIIPA 2015 Italia - Gold Architettura

FIIPA 2015 Italia - Silver Sport

FIIPA 2015 Italia - Silver Natura

FIIPA 2015 Italia - Honorable mention Architettura

FIIPA 2015 Italia - Honorable mention Reportage

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2014 - Nomination abstract

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2014 - Nomination abstract

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2014 - Nomination abstract

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2014 - Nomination nature

MIFA MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS people culture

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Architecture Other

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Architecture Buildings

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Fine Art Landscape

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 -
HONORABLE MENTIONS People Lifestyle

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Nature Other_N

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Fine Art Nudes

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Architecture Cityscapes

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Nature Trees

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Nature Other_N

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Art/Architecture_FA

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2014 - HONORABLE MENTIONS Fine Art/Still Life

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP - International color awards 2014 - Honorable mention categoria SILHOUETTE

FIOF awards contest 2014 - 2 Silver - 2 Bronze awards Reportage

FIOF awards contest 2014 - 2 Silver - 2 Bronze awards Ricerca

FIOF awards contest 2014 - 1 Silver awards Storia

FIOF awards contest 2014 - 3 Silver - 1 Bronze awards wedding

FIOF awards contest 2014 - 2 Silver - 2 Bronze awards nudo

FIOF awards contest 2014 - 3 Bronze awards Ritratto

FIOF awards contest 2014 - 4 Bronze awards Commerciale

International Loupe awards 2013 Australia - Silver award scienze & nature TOP 50

International Loupe awards 2013 Australia - Bronze award scienze & nature

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2013 - Nomination Nude

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2013 - Nomination Abstract

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2013 - Nomination Advertising

Black and white SPIDER AWARDS 2013 - Nomination Advertising

FIOF - CPA - 15th International Photographic Art Exhibition - Accepted Awards

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2013 -Honorable Mention Editorial Other

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2013 - Honorable Mention Nature Trees

I.P.A. international photographer awards 201 Honorable Mention FineArt Nature Other

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2013 - Honorable Mention FineArt Nudes

I.P.A. international photographer awards 2013 - Honorable Mention FineArt Landscape

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2013 - Honorable Mention Photojournalism Other

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2013 - Honorable Mention Nature Other

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2013 - Honorable Mention FineArt nude

One eyeland awards 2013 India - finalist people lifestyle

One eyeland awards 2013 India - finalist advertising conceptual

One eyeland awards 2013 India - bronze fineart other - mani

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - menzione speciale mostra "dietro il reale"

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - 2 posto assoluto

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - gold award nudo artistico

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - gold award nudo artistico

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - gold award nudo artistico

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - gold award ricerca/open

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 silver award nudo artistico

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 silver award ricerca/open

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - 
silver award ricerca/open

fiof awards Nikon contest 2013 - bronze award ricerca/open

FEP European Professional Photographer of the year awards 2012 - bronze award wedding

FEP European Professional Photographer of the year awards 2012 - TOP TEN list wedding

International Loupe awards 2012 Australia - bronze award illustrative

International Loupe awards 2012 Australia - bronze award scienze & nature

fiof - double face - wedding and free art photography exhibition 2012 - miglior fotografo assoluto

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2012 - 2nd place professional nature category winner

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2012 - gold award professional nature-other

Px3 prix de la photographie Paris 2012 - bronze award professional fineart- abstract

fiof Professional Photography Awards 2012 - silver wedding

fiof Professional Photography Awards 2012 - bronze wedding

fiof Professional Photography Awards 2012 - bronze wedding

fiof Professional Photography Awards 2012 - bronze wedding

14th International Photographic Art Exhibition nella città di Lishui - Cina 2011 - silver medal (ritratto intitolato "secure")

fiof Professional Photography Awards 2011 - Bronze wedding

fiof Professional Photography Awards 2011 - Bronze ritratto

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