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Ancient Tuna Fishing in Black and White

09 September, 2017
Sale Sudore Sangue ©Francesco Zizola NOOR

Photo Francesco Zizola | NOOR

In this photographic work, Zizola catches some vivid images of the tonnara (the traditional Mediterranean tuna fishery) and the mattanza (the traditional way of fishing). “The huge nets are raised by the men under the supervision of the so-called Rais, the number one commander of the tonnara fishing net and the only custodian of the ancient art of the mattanza during which, the sea is tinged red with the blood of the slaughtered tunas."

Zizola is an internationally acclaimed photographer and photo reporter represented by the Dutch agency Noor. Distinguished by a pronounced stylistic trait and ethical commitment, his projects have received several accolades, comprising 10 World Press Photo awards, the most important international photography prize, and six Picture of the Year International awards.

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