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The series "Le detroit perdu", realized between 2010 and 2012, consists of 12 photographs taken with a film camera.
Rather than being a documentary of the Strait of Messina, the series consists in an intimate narrative of my feeling about this magical place, even told by Homer in his Odyssey, with its sea and its undefinable atmosphere. This place is, for many people, a symbol of harmony between nature power and human being. It may be could been destroyed by the construction of a bridge, a pharaonic work, pursued by political and private interests.
Five photographs from "Le detroit perdu" have won the second place at the Pollux Awards, month of May 2011, section Seascapes & Landscapes, (The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards), entering the finalists of the competition.

Nino Cannizzaro was born in Palermo, Italy. He started photograph in 2006, as self-taught. He actually works and living in Italy.


2012 Finalist at The App Wars - curated by Gina Costa and Chip Simons

2012 Jury Award of Merit at Grand Prix de Découverte - International Fine Art Competition - category Lanscapes/Seascapes

2012 International Photography Awards: "That Others" has won the Honorable Mention at People / Others category, Non Professional Section

"Unstructured City" finalist at " Confini 10 Rassegna Italiana di fotografia contemporanea"

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
May Contest of the 2011 Pollux Awards Portfolio Section - Non Professional Photographer
Section Landscapes and Seascapes
2nd Prize: "Le Detroit Perdu"

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2011
Honorable Mentions Portraits & People

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2011
Finalist StoryTeller Awarded Series: "Iconoclasm"

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2010
Silver honorable mentions The Urban and Country Landscape Contest

National Geographic Contest 2009
3rd place Category Places

The Photo "Sans tire 8" and "Mistral" finalists
respectively IPA International Photography Awards Photographer of the Year 2009 and 2008

National Geographic Contest 2007
3rd place Category People

Panasonic Photo Award 2007
1st place september month


The App Wars catalogue 2012
Fotografia Reflex Giugno 2012
Strongbox magazine spring 2012
DP Arte Fotografica magazine n°32 "Progetto Santa Lucia"
Fotoblur magazine
Digital camera magazine
Il Fotografo
National Geographic Italy magazine
Catalogo Mostra Skupina 75
Smashing Magazine
Potpourri mensile creativo n°1
The Urban & Country Landscape book
Storyteller Portraits & People book


The App Wars Exhibition, 3 RD space. San Diego, California - USA
The App Wars Projection MOPA San Diego, California - USA
Skupina 75 Kulturni Dom Gorizia
Fotografi Nati National Geographic Italia mostra in Esterno, White Star Adventure, Milano
Progetto Santa Lucia", Scilla (RC)
Fotoincontri collettiva SENSIsensualmenteFOTOgrafici" San Felice sul panaro, Modena
Dual fotografie mostra personale Fondazione Mazzullo, palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano, Taormina, ME
Exhibition Party mostra fotografica, "Ore 20", via Magnagrecia 2, Roma