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Pietro Masturzo, photographer: «The media is only interested in the “obsession for live news”»

November 23rd, 2010 2 Comments

Pietro Masturzo is the author of the best photograph of 2009, according to the jury of World Press Photo. He is also a 30-year-old freelance photojournalist from Naples, who managed, with his singular way of capturing reality, to show us what was happening on the rooftops of Teheran in the summer of 2009. Almost two years have passed since the troubled presidential elections in Iran when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was voted in for a second term, despite the protests of the Iranian population.

In this interview, to which Pietro Masturzo replied by email from Yangon (Myanmar), the photographer tells of his experience of those events. Masturzo also talks about photojournalism and how difficult it is for some projects to find a place in a media system that prefers on-the-spot action to taking time out for reflection.

Pietro Mastruzo, portrait by Sasha Krasnov