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Andrea Rotili

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“They’re alike in their improvisation and their spontaneousness. They happen at the same moment that you’re hearing something and you’re seeing something, and you record it, and it’s frozen forever!” (William Claxton) Andrea Rotili, remembering these words of William Claxton, one of the undisputed masters in the history of American photography, recounts the meeting between music and photography. Born in Sant'Elpidio a Mare (FM) and a resident of Morrovalle (MC), a lover of jazz music and photography, being able to unite both in harmony and immortalizing musicians performing on and off stage bringing out all of their state of mind. ”I felt the need to express through a click of the emotions I felt listening to the live music.” In 2017 he was one of the 35 photographers taking part in the great exhibition “L'Immagine del suono” during the Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia- In 2015 with the photo of Enzo Pietropaoli at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia during Umbria Jazz 2014, he won first prize at the JAZZ WORLD PHOTO, an international photo contest that allowed him to so widespread expand his work nationally and international. In 2016 had the honour of being part of the jury that awarded the “JAZZ WORLD PHOTO”, once again on the podium in 2017. With the photo of Stefano BOLLANI,taken at ANCONA JAZZ festival 2016, he won the third prize at JAZZ WORLD PHOTO 2017. In 2018 and 2020 he was nominated as a finalist for the Jazz Journalist Association Jazz Awards in New York City (USA) for the Jazz Photo of the Year. In 2019 honored to be part of the professional photographer “Certified by LEICA”.

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