Giglio’s “Approaching Storm” Winner of 2020 URBAN Photo Awards!

[ Posted: Jan 19, 2021 ]


“People often ask how the cobbler could be so unaware of the storm? I say that he never knew there even was a storm behind him… until he heard the thunder!”

After recently having been selected as the “Overall Winner” of the 2020 URBAN Photo Awards, Pittsburgh-based photographer Harry Giglio got a chance to speak with the Italian website dotART (host of the competition) in an exclusive interview. When asked about how his winning piece, “Approaching Storm” came to be, Harry had this to say: “I wanted to depict different opposing forces existing at the same time and place…and in harmony. This wasn’t something I was planning on, however! While shooting a video at this local shoe repair store, during a sunny summer morning, I asked the owner if I could take his portrait in front of his store. Immediately I saw that storm clouds were forming off in the distance. That inspired me and fascinated me as to what I was actually witnessing. Then the image appeared in my mind. These two opposing symbols of tranquility and power amazed me, and I knew I had to act fast before it began to rain.”

The full interview, where Harry talks about the early days in his career, reveals his preferred equipment, shares advice for aspiring photographers, and more can be found on dot-art's official URBAN Photo Awards website (right here).

Giglio’s “Approaching Storm” Winner of 2020 URBAN Photo Awards!
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