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About Me

Bio,  Awards, Press


Name & Contact details

Giuseppe Potente (b. 1950)                        

IG:   @potentegiuseppe

IG : @ potentephotography





Professor of Imaging in Sapienza University of Rome from 1988 to 2010.

Associated to Camerapixo Magazine from 2019.

Representation: Purificato.Zero Gallery, Rome, Italy.



Ulysses’gaze: presentation of photobook with printed images in Leros Island, Greece, 2014.
Lensculture,  New York,  2022-New Discoveries In Contemporary Photography, CaelumGallery.

Purificato.Zero Gallery, Rome, 2022, 01-30 December.

Purificato.Zero Gallery, Rome, 2023, 01-30 November.

Recent Awards and Press

1- The Unexpected Funeral    - Series

Honorable Mention Award At Tokyo International Foto (Tifa)  2019


2- Terroirs -- Series

Juror’s Pick – Lensculture Black&White Competition 2021



3  - “WWW: Who Watches Whom” – Photobook

Winner, International Photo Awards (IPA/ Lucie Foundation), 2021.


3- Terroirs -- Series

Monochrome Awards 2021


4- Lensculture B&W Guide 2022, page 19


5. The Last Ritual - Series

Honorable Mention Award At Tokyo International Foto (Tifa)  2022


6. Ice & Ikebanas- Series

Finalist, IPA , 2022- Finalist TIFA, 2022


Press 2022

2022- The Guardian

My cultural passions since childhood have been writing, listening to music and cinema; drawing and painting were occasional interests, which I have not cultivated. The circumstances of life, associated with my reflective personality, with discrete reactivity, led me to choose photography as the means of choice to express my observations and my imagination. Photography, in adulthood, was the medium that fascinated me most, and never even sometimes paved the way to bring other human beings closer.

The themes that most stimulated me were those of the Comedie Humaine, and the search for poetry in the images of common life. The photographs that I see closest to my “humanistic” photographic activity are Joel Meyerowitz and Harry Gruyaert.

In recent months, reflection on the events and paradoxes of humanity have taken precedence over the exploration of human activities. The great themes to which I want to dedicate my creative imagination are both the crucial ones of global warming, and those that have always been common to all of humanity, such as love, oppression, power, aging, the elegant strength of youth. To talk about these themes in images, I have recently   chosen  other forms of life,  revisited with poetic vision, as in the Ice & Ikebana project.

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