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Luciano Gaudenzio

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Nature Photographer

 

Gheorghe Popa è farmacista e fotografo naturalista di professione. Nasce nel 1982 ad Aiud, un piccolo paese della Transilvania, in Romania. L'abilità di Popa è la sua coerenza nell'impegnarsi meticolosamente nei suoi progetti a lungo termine, in ambienti spesso lasciati inosservati a prima vista. Le sue fotografie creano un monumento alla bellezza unica che si trova all'interno della natura incontaminata. L'obiettivo di Popa è portare responsabilità e attenzione ai suoi spettatori e incoraggiarli ad amare e proteggere questi ambienti.

Le sue originali immagini dei laghi Cuejdel e Geamăna gli hanno fatto ottenere un ampio riconoscimento e vincere numerosi premi internazionali come National Geographic - Nature Photographer of the Year (Mention), GDT - European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Germania), Monochrome Awards U.S.A., ILPOTY (The International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award - Australia), MontPhoto e Memorial Maria Luisa (Spagna), Nature Photographer of the Year (Paesi Bassi), Concorso di fotografia naturalistica “Milvus” (Romania).

Le sue fotografie sono state pubblicate su National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller, Natuurfotografie Magazine (NL & BE), Forum Naturfotografie (GE), Elements Magazine (Canada), On Landscape (UK).

Popa è il primo fotografo rumeno che ha una fotografia esposta alle National Geographic Fine Art Galleries negli Stati Uniti.

 

Acknowledgments and Roles:

Luciano Gaudenzio was born in Pordenone in 1969, graduated in Business Economics, works as a free lance professional photographer.

His images have appeared on the covers and in articles of national and foreign magazines including Bell'Europa, Bell'Italia, La Stampa, Specchio, Dove, Meridiani Montagne, Meridiani, Panorama Travel, Terra, FotoCult, Onde in Movimento, Cover, Le Tre Venezie, Oasis, Tutti Fotografi, Asferico, Gardenia, Viaggi del Gusto, Naturbilder, Country Life, Itineraries and Places, Conde Nast Traveller, Gruner+Jahr, Focus and others.

From 2000 to today, as author or co-author he has created a dozen photographic books: "Magredi, a territory to know" (2000, Image Library Editions -WWF), "Dove l'aria sale" (2002, Risma Editions) , "The Tagliamento" (2006, Edizioni Cierre), series "The most beautiful mountains" (2006, La Stampa, Edizioni Melograno), "Lights and silences in the Julian Prealps Park" (2007, Edizioni Risma), "Friuli, Emotions Natural" (2008, Edizioni Risma), "The Plateau of the Seven Municipalities" (2009, Edizioni Cierre), "Carnia, border between Heaven and Earth" (2010, Edizioni Selekta), "Marmolada" (2011, Edizioni Cierre).

His images have received important prizes and mentions in the most important international photographic competitions, including: Glanzlichter 2006, 2009 (First prize in the "Natural Landscapes" section), Asferico 2007 (First prize in the "Italian Landscapes" section), GDT 2009, 2013, 2016 (Runner up landscape section).

He regularly collaborates with some of the most important national and international publishing houses including Whitestar-National Geographic Edizioni, Cierre Edizioni, Touring Club Edizioni, Risma Edizioni, Athesia Edizioni, Daniele Marson Edizioni, Mondadori Edizioni. It collaborates continuously with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Press Office and Regional Council), with the Province of Udine and Pordenone and with the two main Natural Parks of the Region, the Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites, a recent UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Natural Park of the Julian Pre-Alps for the complete preparation of photographic exhibitions of an artistic or informative/scientific nature, of photographic calendars (FVG Regional Council Calendars/Friulian Dolomites Natural Park/Julian Pre-Alps Natural Park 2010, 2011, 2012), of photographic books (FVG Region , "Carnia, border between Heaven and Earth", 2010, Edizioni Selekta), press or promotional campaigns (Regione FVG Press Office 2011).

Since June 2011 he has been in charge with the Unesco Dolomites Foundation - Province of Pordenone for the creation of a complete service on the "heart" territory of the Friulian Dolomites, a recent Unesco World Heritage Site. This is the first organic work of photographic documentation on a wild and incredibly beautiful territory never made before by any other photographer and which in the spring of 2012 will take shape in the photographic book "Dolomiti Friulane, le voci del silence", as well as in the publication of a promotional DVD and an important traveling exhibition in the FVG region

Other projects in progress and which will be translated into as many photographic books to be published soon relate to the Friuli Venezia Giulia Waters (complete photographic documentation of the main rivers, lakes and coastal areas of the FVG Region) and to the tourism promotion of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino .

His activity includes theoretical and practical photography courses, held in the classroom and in the most evocative natural places in Europe.

He has been collaborating for over 10 years with schools for the creation of photography courses and recently also with the CRAF (Regional Photographic Archiving Center of Friuli Venezia Giulia) as a photography teacher for the students of the LABA, Free Academy of Fine Arts, of Florence.

In 2015 he began his artistic collaboration with Marco Rossitti, a well-known Friulian director, conceiving and realizing as director of photography, the "Guardians of the Territory" series (still in production) for Despar Nordest, also taking care of the related photographic campaign.

He is represented exclusively by the PHOTOFVG photographic agency.

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