Profile

Alessandro Gruzza is a nature photographer who aims to emotionally inspire and provoke a sense of respect and protection for the environment through images which convey the magnificence of creation.

Driven by a deep love for nature, he has learnt the photographic technique by working persistently in the field with SLR cameras, first analogic and then digital, and participating in specific courses with professional photographers, thus building up an experience of more than 15 years.

His approach to photography is an inside-out creative process. First comes the feeling of harmony and togetherness with the environment and only after that sensation can create an image.

He has published his first book “Paths of Light – Photographic journey in the Dolomites” in 2012.

He has won the 2nd prize in the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest 2016.

He has won awards in other national and international photography contests, among which Asferico 2007 and 2010, Glanzlichter 2010 and 2013, International Photography Awards 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and Final Round in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015.

His book “Paths of Light” has been awarded 2nd place in the Book-Nature Category in the 2014 International Photography Awards.

He has realized numerous photographic exhibitions, among which “Lights and secrets of the alpine environment” (MontagnaLibri, Bolzano, 2012), “Paths of Light” (Mountain FilmFestival, Trento, 2013), “The Mountains of the Desert” (Mountain FilmFestival, Trento, 2016).

His images have been used for the volumes “Trentino, espressioni d’acqua” (2014, IASA Ed.) and “Parco Naturale Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino, un viaggio per immagini” (2015, Idesia Ed.).

He is the author of the 2014 Official Calendar of the Unesco Dolomites Foundation, and some of his images are displayed in the permanent collection of the MuSe Science Museum in Trento, Italy.

He leads private and group photo workshops in the Dolomites, where he shares his deep knowledge of the territory and his photographic experience and passion.

Awards & Achievements

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  2nd place National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016
(In the category “Landscape”)

  International Photography Awards 2016
(Honorable Mention in the category “Panoramic”)

  International Photography Awards 2015
(Honorable Mention in the category “Landscapes”)

  International Photography Awards 2015
(Honorable Mention in the category “Sunset”)

  Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
(Final Round in the categories “Earth’s Design – Detail” and “Earth’s Environments – In the Skies”)

  2nd place International Photography Awards 2014
(in the category “Book – Nature”)

  International Photography Awards 2014
(Honorable Mention in the category “Panoramic”)

  Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014
(Final Round in the category “Portfolio Award”)

  Official Calendar Unesco Dolomites Foundation 2014

  Glanzlichter International Photo Competition 2013
(Highly Commended in the category “Imagination Monochrome”)

  International Photography Awards 2012
(Honorable Mention in the category “Panoramic”)

  3rd place Guide Dolomiti 2012 Photographic Contest

  Overall Winner Video-Photography Contest
“Protagonista per una sera” 2012

  Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011
(Final Round in the category “Wild Places”)

  2nd place Guide Dolomiti 2011 Photographic Contest

  Overall Winner Video-Photography Contest
“Protagonista per una sera” 2011

  Glanzlichter International Photo Competition 2010
(Highly Commended in the category “Nature as Art”)

  Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
(Final Round in the category “Wild Places”)

  Asferico International Nature Photography Competition 2010
(Highly Commended in the category “Composition and Forms”)

  Overall Winner Stele-Natura Award 2009
   

  PhotoNaturae Competition 2009
(3rd place in the category “From here to horizon”)

  PhotoNaturae Competition 2009
(Highly Commended in the category “From here to horizon”)

  PhotoNaturae Competition 2009
(Highly Commended in the category “Troating and roaring”)

  Asferico International Nature Photography Competition 2007
(Highly Commended in the category “Mammals”)