Born in Naples, Italy, in 1968. I studied Economics at University Federico II, Naples. I spent 9 years working as broker in a bank and in 2005 I decided to focus myself totally and professionally to photography. I am involved in documentary photography focusing my work mainly on social, political and economical topics. I am represented in German Speaking countries by laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen since 2009. I am author and photographer of the documentary, The Empty House, about the organ trafficking during the war in Kosovo, which was finalist at Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, in 2010 and the web documen- tary “MultiKulti Factory” about multiculturalism and Islamophobia. In 2015 and 2016 I participated to projects FOOD4 and Water Grabbing - A Story of Water, both winners of the European Journalism Grant. Since 2018 I am among the founders of the collecti- ve of photographers and journalists: Water Grabbing Observatory, the first Italian study on the global phe- nomenon of water resources. During the last year, 2018, I was awarded a winning placement in The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) in 2018 and commended in the Street Photography category at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. In September 2018 I published the book Walking The Line, Palestina e Israele lungo il confine che non c’è, a work along the green line 50 years after the 6 days war.
Gianluca Cecere

Anywhere Town

Anywhere Town is a personal project started in 2007 about the globalization. In particular it is a research about the transformation of the territory and the future of our urban landscapes. In recent years, global cities have become key concepts of social scientists, architects, and economic geographers observing, experiencing, and describing the profound changes that globalization are causing on spatial development. The urban contexts lose their peculiarities assuming everywhere repetitive features. The same building methods, materials, and styles deprive human habitats of cultural and regional identity. The cities assume the aspect of the plastic models planned by their architects and citizens seem to walk as aliens within these artificial places. Anywhere Town is a trip through different cities that seem the same city. For this contest I selected 12 pictures, one picture per Country.