Tropic of violence | By Tommaso Protti

Tropic of violence | By Tommaso Protti Violence has become a familiar facet of Brazil’s identity, a tragic routine that affects all layers of Latin America’s biggest country. According to the Unite…

While most commonly known in popular culture for beaches, carnival, samba and football, Brazil remains one of world’s most violent countries, a tropical paradise of blood and sorrow.

The Destruction of the Amazon in Photos - Feature Shoot

The destruction of the planet at the hands of imperialist forces bears out Biblical prophecies of Armageddon, though what we are witnessing today was a long time coming. “The Europeans…

Italian photographer Tommaso Protti is doing just that. As recipient of the 10th Carmignac Photojournalism Award, which funds annually the production of an investigative photo reportage on human rights violations, and geostrategic issues in the world, Protti teamed up with British journalist Sam Cowie to travel thousands of miles through the Brazilian Amazong between January and July of last year to examine the interrelationship between the social, humanitarian, and ecological crises decimating the region.

Perspective | Darkly poetic photos show what life is like in the Brazilian Amazon

From illegal logging to indigenous activists fighting to protect their forests, Italian photographer Tommaso Protti's work is the winner of the 10th Carmignac Photojournalism Award.

The Italian photojournalist Tommaso Protti’s work on the Brazilian Amazon is the winner of the 10th Carmignac Photojournalism Award. This award was created in 2009 by Édouard Carmignac to support photographers and their work in the field. He did this at a time when media and photojournalism were facing a crisis in being able to fund work. The crisis has not abated, and the Carmignac Photojournalism Award annually funds the production of investigative photo reportage on human rights violations and geostrategic issues.

Tommaso Protti Wins €50K Carmignac Photo-j Award | PDNPulse

The award will support Protti's ongoing project about the social and economic forces driving deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Italian photographer Tommaso Protti has won the 10th Carmignac Photojournalism Award for his reportage about life in the Brazilian Amazon, and the social and economic forces behind ongoing environmental destruction there. Announced September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, the award includes a €50,000 prize to support Protti’s work in the Amazon, as well as an exhibition and publication of a monograph when he completes the project later this year.

Tommaso Protti – Terra Vermelha

Tommaso Protti Terra Vermelha [ EPF 2018 FINALIST ] The Amazon Rainforest is often referred to as the ‘Lungs of our Planet,’ still imagined as the unspoiled home of isolated, disconnected tribes. A…

“Terra Vermelha,” which means red earth, is essentially a portrait of the modern day Brazilian Amazon that explores and illustrates the intersecting social and environmental crises of the region, in the states of Pará, Amazonas, Maranhao, Rondonia and Roraima.

The Toll of the Drug Trade in the Brazilian Amazon

In the Amazonian wilderness, human settlements are becoming subjugated to the mind-numbing violence of the narco world.

In an artist’s statement Tommaso Protti tell us what it is we are witnessing: Brazil’s burgeoning economy has made it a wealthy country, and with that wealth it has become the world’s second-largest consumer of cocaine and its No. 1 consumer of crack

With the Kurds, in Turkey

The Italian photographer Tommaso Protti first travelled to southeastern Turkey in 2010. The region is home to nearly half the world’s Kurds. Protti, twenty-six, was drawn to the craggy, expansive terrain, as well as to the Kurdish communities he visited there. He has returned several times to chronicle daily life in the area, including the effects of Turkey’s long-running conflict with the P.K.K., the Kurdish Workers’ Party, which lasted three decades and killed some forty thousand people. (The P.K.K.’s insurgency began in 1984 as a fight for a separate Kurdish state.)