The About Sorrento Photo Contest reaches its fifth edition, and this year, it has once again witnessed the participation of numerous amateur and professional photographers, both local and from other regions.
The chosen theme was “Life in the Sorrentine Peninsula“, a way to narrate the traditions, professions, customs, and culture of this area.
Among the many submissions, 12 photos have been selected—two for each municipality of the peninsula—to be featured in the calendar and exhibited.
A special thanks to all contest participants who have contributed to enhancing the Sorrentine Peninsula with their images. Let’s discover together the photos from the #aboutsorrento2024
January "L'Intarsio Sorrentino" by Vincenzo Pane
February: "Testimone di un'arte antica non dimenticata" by Salvatore De Stefano
March: "Il colore della Passione" by Annalisa Mazzarella
April: "Mani laboriose" by Sara Russo
Cheese-making is generational tradition, expressed in the production of spun paste cheeses like fior di latte, caciocavallo, and moscione, but especially Provolone del Monaco DOP.
Representing the month of April is Sara Russo‘s shot.
May: "Fuga in moto sul Monte Faito" by Francesco Varone
June: "I Merletti di Marina Grande" by Carlo Di Biagio
In this Carlo Di Biagio‘s shot, we are transported to a bygone era when embroidery and handkerchiefs were a strength of this area. It’s so wonderful today witnessing some women keeping this tradition alive.
July: "Distese al sole" by Cristiano Zelli
The Sorrento area is rich in fishing villages where fishermen keep their traditions alive.
In Piano di Sorrento, Marina di Cassano stands out for its charm, made even more evident by the nets spread out in the sun.
Cristiano Zelli‘s shot captures the atmosphere and colors.
August: "Sollevati sul mare" by Rossella Marino
The characteristic wooden establishments at Marina Piccola in Sorrento, suspended over the crystal-clear waters of the coast, offer comfort and the caress of the wind on the skin.
The photo is by Rossella Marino and fully represents a sunny day in August.
September: "Imparando con i piedi" by Giuseppe Armellino
October: "Le Noci di Papà" by Chiara Russo
Sorrento walnuts are an emblem of the typical products of the peninsula.
Between September and October, the fruits are ready to be handpicked by farmers.
This shot by Chiara Russo, couldn’t miss for the #aboutsorrento2024 calendar!
November: "L'oro di Novembre" by Claudio D'Esposito
In this photo by Claudio D’Esposito, there is the essence of olive picking, which is an ancient tradition and a festive moment.
Expert hands of farmers shaking the branches and baskets full of green and black fruits are visible.
December: "Il ceppone di Santa Lucia a Meta" by Lauro Castellano
To wrap up our calendar, we have chosen Lauro Castellano‘s photo depicting the lighting of the bonfire in honour of Santa Lucia in Meta, a beloved saint and tradition in several municipalities of the peninsula.
These are the 12 photos representing Life in the Sorrentine Peninsula.
They will be exhibited in a show at the San Francesco Cloister in Sorrento from January 1 to 15, 2024.
A special thanks to Pasquale Santovito, the author of the cover illustration who – along with other creators, promoters, and supporters – Gianni Cioffi, Lidia Spasiano, Francesca D’Esposito, Luca Cimmino, Giovanni Ercolano – daily carries forward the About Sorrento project.
See you to the next #aboutsorrento contest!