The staff of the City of Como Award expresses their condolences for the loss of Giovanni Gastel, great master of the portrait and acclaimed fashion photographer, famous in Italy and around the world for his famous and unique shots.
Giovanni Gastel died in Milan, Saturday 13 March 2021 just 65 age, after a tough fight against Covid.
We can proudly say that da ben three editions, our City of Como Award had the honor of having Giovanni Gastel among the Technical Jury for the multimedia and photographic section.
We have had the opportunity to meet him on several occasions and to know him for his generosity and kindness.
The City of Como Award greets not only the Master but also the Juror who in recent years has always been available with his sensitivity and genius.
And with these words of his, extracted from his autobiography entitled “An eternal instant: my life" we greet Giovanni Gastel, remembering him smiling and serene, sitting among the Prize Jurors.
“But now all of you who are with me, inside me, that you are me, you will be burned in a tenth of a second in the explosion of my flash, in that instant of absolute white that will form on my retina and that will make a clean sweep of everything, for a magnificent, perfect, eternal instant ".