Premio Ponchielli
Brandon Brown (35), with Ashtan (5) and Carson (3) – Harvest, Alabama Brandon Brown is a man of few words. If you ask him for his story in a nutshell, he says, “I’m 35 years old, I come from Huntsville and I love guns.” A single father of two, he still lives and works, as an analyst for the government, just outside of the town where he was born and raised. “I’m a family man. I love to spend time with my kids and I can't wait to introduce them to guns,” he tells us. His passion started back when he was in grade school. “I had a lot of friends in school who’d talk about their experiences out hunting with their fathers. I shot a gun for the first time when I was 12, and I have to say that it’s a tough experience to characterize. I liked it, but I thought, ‘Should I enjoy this?’ ” His answer must have been, “Yes,” considering that a few years later, as soon as he’d turned 18, he bought himself an AK-47, the gun most popular in the movies he’d always loved—and also given that, today, he thinks everyone (and that means everyone) should own guns and learn how to use them. “If I could talk to the victims of a mass shooting, I’d explain to them that guns save lives. I know of a lot of situations where firearms have been used for defense. That’s why I don't believe there should be any restrictions on their sale. Otherwise, the only people to have them would be criminals.” The first gun I ever fired was a .308 hunting rifle. I recommend that everyone try shooting, even people who have a stigma against guns or are afraid of them. If we're going to change opinions about firearms, people have to learn what it means to be responsible gun owners.

Gabriele Galimberti vince il Premio Ponchielli 2020

Lo scorso 26 novembre, in molti hanno partecipato virtualmente alla proclamazione del vincitore della XVI edizione del Premio Ponchielli. Attraverso la pagina Facebook del GRIN, fotografi, photo editor, giornalisti e appassionati di fotografia hanno seguito in diretta l’annuncio dei fotografi finalisti, del progetto vincitore, dei due autori segnalati e del miglior libro fotografico pubblicato tra il 2019 e il 2020.

Premio Amilcare G. Ponchielli 2020: la lista completa

Gabriele Galimberti vince l’edizione 2020 con il progetto The AmeriGuns, una serie di ritratti in cui orgogliosi americani posano con le loro collezioni private di armi da fuoco. Ciro Frank Schiappa con Estado de alarma e Giovanni Hänninen con The missing piece sono i due autori segnalati. Una diversa bellezza di Emiliano Mancuso è stato premiato come miglior libro fotografico.

Novità di quest’anno è la menzione speciale. La giuria all’unanimità ha voluto premiare per merito il progetto Chi non c’è, c’è, ideato dal giornalista Michele Farina e realizzato per l’Alzheimer Fest di Cesenatico da dodici fotografi in trentacinque RSA italiane. Un ritratto corale degli ospiti, dei terapisti e dei parenti delle persone decedute durante la pandemia di Covid-19.

Premio Amilcare G. Ponchielli 2020: tutti i finalisti

Davide Bertuccio Il silenzioso battito delle loro mani

Michele Borzoni How to social distance

Alessandro Cinque Perù, uno Stato tossico

Mattia Crocetti COndiViDendo 19

Edoardo Delille e Giulia Piermartiri Diving Maldives

Andrea Frazzetta Turni di vita o di morte

Mattia Marzorati La terra dei buchi

Gabriele Micalizzi We always see the sunset twice

Lorenzo Pesce Lockdown Kids

Beniamino Pisati Lassù

Christian Sinibaldi Evering Road People

Cristina Vatielli Sin Hombre