330,000 applications. 220 territories. An incredible amount of photographic evidence to tell a world that is going through one of its most profound revolutions. Between nature and humanity, life and looks, the National Award, an award established within the World Photography Awards 2021 from World Photography Organization is Sony Italy, in this 2021 he told, through the eyes of photographers from 53 countries, a world in total change. Born as an initiative to support communities of local photographers, the National Award has become an opportunity to observe the world through different eyes and sensibilities. There was also Italy in the competition which, in this 2021, saw Davide Giannetti triumph with his team Fox portrait.
"I am very happy to have achieved this result, which is a very important professional and personal goal for me. The big difference, for me, between landscape and nature photography is in the precise moment when I shoot. While in the first one, thanks to careful planning, I know from the beginning when and how the shot will take place, with the fauna there are many more unknowns and it all happens in a few seconds." said the photographer commenting on the award. "This is why I often find myself holding my breath to balance emotion and concentration. I don’t know what satisfies me more to get to the final result. But I can say that I loved those few seconds that I shared with this fox, precisely because he decided to hold my gaze just enough to make me breathe again. “
In our gallery you can find a selection of the winning photos of the National Award 2021.