Born in Catania in 1973, Davide Palmisano lives and works in Trento, Italy, since 1997. Still very young, he showed a sincere passion for photography, which he has practiced regularly.
In the last few years he has discovered the potential of expression and narrative within photography; this awareness led him to concentrate its focus and efforts on thematic and monographic projects.
A self-taught photographer, avid reader of photobooks and regular visitor of exhibitions and festivals, Davide photographs, from a position of non-professionalism, to meet the need of a personal and intimate expression.
Photography for Davide Palmisano is a sensitive tool to depict reality - or its fragments - that he uses to interpret his perception in a candid way. The medium becomes a channel to stimulate the emotional dimension of the viewer.
In his expressive practice he focuses on researching suggestion and representing moods as a visual response to his feeling when observing a situation; the images thus conceived portray an 'inner landscape'. Davide likes to describe his photography as "a means to disclose a statement about this world and those who inhabit it". He believes curiosity and imagination are the emotional fuel and the genuine reasons of creative action.
His favourite approach mostly comply with reportage and street photography but he also looks at fine-art photography as a different option that involves breaking the rules, daring, following an even more personal path.
Exhibitions and Publications
Davide Palmisano's photos have been published in journals, magazines and web publications, including LensCulture, Vogue, Private, Witness Journal.
His works have been exhibited in various Italian venues and festivals of photography, among them the Festival of European Photography, Reggio Emilia (IT); Fotoincontri, Bibbiena (IT); ColornoPhotoLife, Colorno (Parma, IT) and in some overseas locations (Rovinj and Zagreb, Croatia).
Prizes and Awards
In 2014 Davide Palmisano won the third prize at the Moscow International Fotography Awards with the portfolio 'Borders of the Sky' and the fifth prize at Rovinj Photodays with the portfolio 'Roma on the Air'. In 2015 he was awarded first prize at the MIFA (Moscow International Fotography Awards) with the portfolio 'Empire Rome' and a third place in the competition PhotoEbook, organized by publisher Emuse with the work 'Timeless Tales Persian'.