Italy, 2016. After being demonized and almost forgotten, there is now a “back to the future” for the cultivation of hemp.
Turkey, 2016. A Syrian bodybuilding champion who survived two years of tortures is trying to rebuild body and soul at the gym.
2013-2016. From Bulgaria to Germany, the journey of 21-year-old Syrian refugee Mohamad, who dreams to return home as a reporter.
Italy, 2013-2016. Time seems to have stopped at the Industrial Revolution. The backdrop is that of the steel-work hub in Taranto.
Greece, Fyrom, Serbia, 2015. Asylum seekers have been surprised by the events which have occurred amid the madness of the Balkans.
Greece, FYROM 2015. I joined a group of Syrian refugees forced to walk through woods in order to investigate assailments in FYROM.
Greece, 2015. The birthplace of the poetess Sappho is a pleasant haven for tourists, but a nightmarish landing for asylum seekers.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2015. The pacification program launched in 2008 inside favelas has led people to a difficult coexistence.
BIH 2010-2014. Adis was 13 when a land mine nearly killed him, since his son’s birth he is living the best time of his life.
BGR 2014. The memories of these young men are captured in time, as in space. Hence, they remain pending. Here, but somewhere else.
Moldova and Transnistria, 2014. Lands, identities and people divided between a pro-Europe western and a pro-Russia east.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014. The past is still present here, as Balkans produce more history that the EU can digest.
Bosnia, 2009-2012. A journey into the memory of Bosnia, a nation still locked in a transition between past and future.
Italy, 2013. The candid stretches of snow-fields amid thick mist and white snow-covered valleys appear as imaginary places.
Croatia 2009-2012. After the World War II that which had once been a castle for nobility became a hospital for long-term patients.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011. The changing landscape of the country overflown by the river Trebisnjica.
New York, 2010. An urban farm in the Bronx, where more than 1500 clients work together to realize the hopes of rehabilitation.
Croatia, 2009. It is more than likely that many do not openly declare to being Rom for fear of latent racial discrimination.
Abruzzo, Italy 2009-2010. Castles made of playing-cards are an authentic illusion. They are unrealised desires, buried dreams.
Italy, 2009-2010. The disused classrooms of an Art School became a place where the stories of 90 families are interwoven.
Italy, 2007-11. In 2003 Patrizia became part of the 1.600.000 people who hardly managed to find decent accommodation in the world.
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