Silvia Boccato will be our international jury member in this 3rd El Hierro Island Online Open Fotosub

Silvia Boccato was born in Rome, she is a physical education teacher and freelance photographer. She has published articles in FareVela, Mediterraneo, Sub and Il Subacqueo. In 2008 she edited the FareVela monthly column “Sott’acqua”. She has also been jury in the FIPSAS National Championship and other international competitions.
Her personal research path has lead her to explore the field of artistic photography and human portraits inside the water, where the symbols of nature and humans blend in a perfect osmosis.

She currently participates in the outreach of “AQVA ET MATER” of mother earth which goes against all forms of abuse, a project presented in the European Parliament in 2015 and exposed at the Show-Event in Rome, Faenza and Rieti to celebrate the Day against Femicide, International Water and Earth Day.

Some of her most outstanding awards include:

– Gold medal in the “Fish” category in the CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography. BODRUM, Turkey 2011.

– Italian F.I.P.S.A.S (Italian Sport Fishing and Underwater Activities Federation) national champion of Underwater Photography. Tremiti, 2010

– Gold and Bronze medal in the 35th Antibes World Festival of Underwater Images in France.

Following you can observe some examples of Silvia Boccato’s portfolio: