Inside the Rome’s Grand Mosque by Gabriele Girardi

This image means a lot to me, for it represents the start of a photographic project willing to focus on the human being, expressing my empathy toward him.The project intends to tell the everyday stories of muslim and hebrew multi-millennial old religions, settled within the deeply catholic environment of the city of Rome.This particular shot, had been taken inside the Rome’s Grand Mosque, during the Friday’s holy prayers, thanks to Mr. Gabriele tecchiato, “Centro Islamico Culturale d’Italia” library’s director.

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canon 5D MARK with 24-105mm| Exposure 1/125sec @ f/4.0 | ISO 1600 | Focal Length 105mm

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Award Date
August 10, 2019



Value 12
Clarity 11
Composition 17
Style 11
Skill 11

Award Category
Islamic Photography

Photograph Location
Rome, Italy

It all began in 1992, when, as a Salesian volunteer in Madagascar, to make a short documentary, Gabriele Girardi had his first approach with a video-camera. In that moment his passion for image video and framing composition started. He then attended specific courses on cameraman and video editing and started working with a Regional broadcast TV stations. There he covered many different roles within the production area. This is only the beginning. In 1999 he realised various programmes post produced for RAI, and with the same team realised a series of live programmes on RAI UNO.The camera- operator role was his first love however after having studied the structure of the imaging composition, he learned and developed a passion for photography and realised various photographic exhibits. His work and his personal experiences lead him to the editing area, currently performed together with compositing and 2D computer graphic. Within his professional experiences acted as TV direction, editing of documentaries, art stage managing for TV programmes, technical operator ,scheduler , sound engineer for radio broadcasting stations. At present he is the Technical Manager for Lazio Style Channel, satellite pay tv of famous Italian Serie A soccer team S.S. Lazio. His passion for photography lead him, currently, on a photography project about religions, how Jews and Muslims live their own religion in Rome, the capital city of Catholics. Since 2000 he has been using Apple operating system with the following software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe after effects, Final cut X, Avid Media composer, several converting/encoding software and hardware, everything is needed to make a live production. Worked for TV series broadcasted by RAIUNO (national Italian television) as cameraman and video editor in the past 20 years. Competent and interested to work for documentaries as video editor or in anything where creativity is needed. Highly skilled to focus the aim of a project. Highly motivated and enthusiastic in production and post production.

Current Location
Rome, Italy


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