"With As If We Were Tuna, I wanted to craft a narrative that offers a complex vision of the ancient and sustainable method of fishing tuna. I am interested in suggesting a metaphor for the eternal conflict between man and nature, a reflection on the hubris of men."
Francesco Zizola has documented the world's major conflicts and their hidden crises for the last 25 years. His assignments and personal projects have taken him around the world, giving him the opportunity to carefully portray forgotten crises and relevant issues often disregarded by the mainstream media. He has received several awards over the years, including ten awards in World Press Photo contests and six Picture of the Year International awards. He has published seven books, among which Uno Sguardo Inadeguato (2013), Iraq (2007) and Born Somewhere (2004). In 2003 Henri Cartier Bresson included one of Zizola's pictures among his 100 favourites. This collection was made into an exhibition - Les Choix d'Henri Cartier Bresson - and a book. In 2008 he founded 10b Photography, a multipurpose center for digital photography promoting photography culture through exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. He was awarded the Contemporary Issue award in the World Press Photo 2016 for his series In the same boat. With the photographic images and videos of the same series, he made a short film that won the first prize in the Multimedia News Story category of Poy in 2016, the Pictures of the Year International.