PODCAST: Roberto Zampino and Piscaturi
In this Documentary Photography Review Podcast we talk to Sicilian photographer Roberto Zampino about his recent documentary photography project ‘Piscaturi’. Roberto tells us what drew him to photography and why he now brands himself an ‘out there’ photographer. We then talk in depth about Piscaturi, which documents changing fishing practices in the villages in Sicily; developments in technology, over-fishing and depleting stock numbers mean that traditional practices are being eroded in favour of larger catches. Roberto discusses his motivations behind the project, his experiences working with the fishermen and the challenges of staying objective as a vegan! He also talks about the physical and photographic challenges of working at sea, the politics of fishing and what the future holds for this body of work.
Sicilian photographer and filmmaker Roberto Zampino has lived and worked in Italy, Cyprus and London, as a freelance an commercial photographer and a photography teacher. He specializes in travel, sport, portrait and social documentary photography. Roberto describes himself as an “out there” photographer – an expert in outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, mountaineering, trekking) and able to adapt to any situation and environment, whilst creating strong connections with the subjects of his photography.
Roberto graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Macerata, Italy, specialising in Multimedia Communication; he then completed the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication (LCC).
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Producer and Editor: Chris King
Featured Image: From the work ‘Piscaturi’ by Roberto Zampino © Roberto Zampino