Holi is the festival more colorful and fun of the Indian calendar and falls on the full moon of the month of Phalgun which is the month of March in the Gregorian calendar.
This festival has many elements that can be compared to our Carnival during the three days of festivities in every town, village, road, countryside, crowds of young, old, children play on throwing colored powder mixed with water.
And so in a few minutes clothes, faces, streets are colored and everything appears to be in a town of fairy tales, as if you were riding a rainbow.
The transition from winter to spring could not be more joyful and colorful.
During Holi differences between castes are canceled and, in some villages, there is a custom fun to give a chance for revenge on women.
With long sticks girls and ladies fighting playfully, for the first time during the year, the representatives of the opposite sex.
Antonio Gibotta, nato ad Avellino nell'agosto del 1988, fin da subito si avvicina e si appassiona alla fotografia, osservando da vicino l'opera del padre, un affermato fotografo professionista.
Ben presto trasforma la sua passione in professione, accumulando un notevole bagaglio di esperienza nella realizzazione di lavori e reportage di viaggio, in Italia e soprattutto all'estero.
Riesce a ritagliarsi una propria identita fotografica, che ovviamente risente della sua spiccata personalita.
Al centro del suo obiettivo ci sono l'uomo e l'attualita delle tematiche sociali.
La sua fotografia non ha bisogno di parole ne di suoni per essere narrata, essa urla con i suoi silenzi, profondi ed enigmatici come il suo nero.
La fotografia di Antonio riesce a far vibrare le corde dell'emozione di chi la osserva mantenendo sempre una dose di mistero.
Una sensibilita che coglie oltre il visibile, un dono particolare che produce immagini che parlano con semplicita' e grazia, senza astrattismi o confusioni.
Un nuovo interprete del reportage (e non solo...) e dei suoi sentimenti piu profondi: la crudezza, la poesia, il sogno, la purezza di immagini che sanno arrivare direttamente al cuore.
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.