ISPA WINNERS 2020
2018, Gorizia (Italy). 240 square metres and 60 beds. Tent provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres and open from 7 PM to 8 AM. This space explains itself and its need to exist. The photo was taken in the city of Gorizia, the Lampedusa of the North-East. Gorizia is the main gateway to Italy on the Balkan route.
Manuela Schirra and Fabrizio Giraldi (Schirra/Giraldi) is an artist duo committed to creating visual stories in sociological and environmental fields. Their iconographic language was developed starting from industrial and architectural photography, a grammar nowadays also applied to portraits and landscapes. In their words, “the intent is to develop an objective and suspended documentation to give the viewer the opportunity to immerse themselves and reflect”. Manuela Schirra (PhD architect, researcher, photographer and journalist) and Fabrizio Giraldi (photographer and journalist) have officially collaborated as a duo since 2018 with national and international magazines producing features on the themes of architecture, landscape and technology.