Massimo Sestini (1963) was awarded the General News World Press Photo of the Year prize. His shots describe the most significant events of Italian culture, politics and society in a very spectacular way. By combining talent and a good dose of audacity, Massimo Sestini has managed to become one of the world’s greatest international photographers. He says: “As I am shy, I never would have achieved anything in my career if I hadn’t forced myself to do the impossible and go beyond limits”. The willingness to stretch the boundaries of his craft earned him the nickname “Lens of God”. ph.© Massimo Sestini