The rain

PhotographerLinda
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

I went to Choco(Colombia) on the delta of San Juan where the river feed into the Pacific Ocean and there, in Burujòn, among the Indians Wounaan, I experienced the constant, wild and incessant rain, almost scaring in its power. It was in Choco, the rainiest region of the world, where I made the most exciting and important experience of my journey. In this village far from the world, the economy is only based on agriculture, fishing, wood and on the beautiful handcraft made by women. It’s a simple living, where poverty doesn’t mean misery. It’s all about living and enjoying the basic essentials, including food, clothing and housing, where poverty is intended as primary education of what is useful and pleasant for living.

About Photographer

My name is Linda de' Nobili and I live and work in Rome. I deal with social reports and with my phography I've always sought to highlight the cultural and /or social features of places, communities and people I 've met. I've improved myself with specialization courses at the Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams and at the Scuola Permanente di Fotografia Graffiti in Rome. According to me first of all the photography is a necessity, a need and not a sterile perfectionism. It's the desire to record and tell with pictures the reality in his numerous traits. Sometimes the photographiy can be a mean of examination and social denounce. I'm also involved in several social activities. Selling my photos, two years ago I raised money to help an association in Benin for sinking wells of potable water. " Her photo features express the desire to write "the other" and his life with pictures. The primary intention is to communicate that diversity is a specific resource to appraise with the contribution that everyone can give to community where he lives. Stylistically, I often use the wide-angle lens, also for close-up, because my first desire is to create a "penetrating gaze" towards the main character of the story , his essence. The wide-angle lens loses his narrative meaning of description of contexts and permits an intimate style with an interior dialoge between a photografer and the portrayed subject.