Vatican City / Christian Sinibaldi
In an increasingly turbulent world where the Pope himself has spoken about a third world war, religion continues to play a fundamental role. The Roman Catholic church has kept its political power well established through the centuries. Whilst Catholicism has always been at the centre of Italian society, decisions made in the Vatican influence the lives of 1.2 billion people around the world.
This sense of history, the magnificent spaces and the silence are elements that envelop the senses when walking around the Vatican. Tradition, hierarchy, spirituality and big events have always been at the heart of the Church.
Winner of the 2014 IPA One Shot:One World Competition Christian has found critical and commercial success in the thirteen years since basing himself in London. Regular trips to Italy suggest his countrymen realise they’ve lost a talent to the UK.
"Photography, for me, is about different points of view. The vanishing point and depth of field in a picture is related to your feelings and the message that you’re trying to communicate. The subject is just the initial mask. Photographs are built on levels of meaning. Photography is a strong medium... a vision that can speak."
(To read more about Christian Sinibaldi, see Who we are)