International photojournalism

Manila Glam

The capital of the Philippines is an unexpected treasure of style and flair. The city is in its fullest growth and has a bright and lively social, cultural and economic life. Gigantic shopping malls pop up in the 16 metropolitan areas who make Manila one of the most densely populated megalopolises i more
Time to go solar

Solar energy arrived in Ethiopia. In Addis Ababa, the capital, photovoltaic panels are still rare and expensive, but they're quite common in the poor, drought-stricken Southern areas. Here, the lack of electricity and the high costs of fuel for the generators made the use of solar energy compulsory more
Chaccu - The day of the Vicuna

An entire day on the Andes at an altitude of 4.500 meters. A complicated rite that involves hundreds of campesinos and dozens of villages scattered around the plateaus of the Pampa Galeras, on the road to Cuzco, 90 kilometres up from Nazca. Guitars and drums, hot soups and early morning treks, masks more
Gaza surfin' girls

Surfing in Gaza is difficult. Almost impossible if you are a girl: the eyes of all people are upon you and your jeans are soaked with water. However, four Palestinian girls decided to defy the dictates of Hamas and every day, their surfboards clutched under their arms, they head for the beach of the more
God bless ya

The Irish Travellers are one of the strongest Catholic communities in the world. Irish Travellers were a nomadic family-based group trading horses and tools with farmers in rural areas of Ireland. Since the country became more and more mechanized, they lost their economic role and travelling became more
The monks of Camaldoli

The Camaldolese order turns 1000. It was the Benedictine monk San Romualdo to make it in the attempt of harmonizing the Western monastic tradition with the Eastern one and, ever since then, the Camaldolese monks have been developing a unique Christian experience, marked by a useful interaction betwe more
The island of memory

An ancient Paleolithic site, the island of Favignana hosted many people over the centuries. In 1874 the island was bought by the Florio family who reinforced here the so-called tonnara, an Arab tuna-fishing tecnique. The mattanza (the result of the tonnara) and the use of caves of calcarenites - a more
Sri Lanka
Back to life

Three years after the defeat of the Tamil Tigers militia (LTTE, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), North Sri Lanka is finally coming back to life, trying to leave the nightmare of 30 years of civil war, almost 100.000 casualties and 400.000 refugees behind. The policy of "national reconciliation" is more
I love Mary

"God does not exist, but Mary is His mother" wrote George Santayana. From Europe to the Far East, from Africa to America and the Muslim world, here is the stunningly cross-sectional image of the Virgin, on altars, printed on fabrics sold in African markets, on souvenir stalls, on monuments, on the w more
People in the Wild

In recent years urban population has overcome the rural one. Despite this tendency seems irreversible, a large number of people keeps stubbornly living in wild lands where a delicate balance of cohabitation between man and nature has been created. This is a very fragile balance, often resulting in t more
Nana Benz, an African epopee

They started off from nothing in the Fifties and became amongst the richest in their homeland, Togo. They're the Nana Benz, the women who sell traditional African fabrics. Particularly the sought-after "wax" which is printed in Holland. They've made a fortune, they've travelled the world over, becom more
Lake Orta, restoration masters

The Mater Ecclesiae is an abbey of cloistered Benedictine nuns located on San Giulio Island, on the Lake Orta. Originally, only six nuns from Viboldone abbey went to live there in 1973. Their prioress was Anna Maria Canopi, author of several books on spirituality and widely considered as the most pr more
Young Africans are growing up

"Africans have become sedentary. We spend our days in the car or in the office, we eat fast-food and our children put on weight watching television". Professor Vincent Onywera from Kenyatta University in Nairobi is studying a problem that is becoming dramatic: escalating obesity, particularly among more
Footballing Africa

Soccer in Africa isn't just about sport and leisure. It also represents a different perspective for your own future. Media are all focused on African soccer stars, whose success and popularity are often bigger than those of political leaders. Following these dreams of glory, millions of youngsters r more
Malindi United

There is a piece of land, a stone's throw from one of the most popular touristic paradise, where children dream to become Messi or Ronaldo. Kicking a ball in Africa is a luxury that not every 6 years old child can afford. For the western people Malindi is a sort of dream full of beaches, large hotel more
In the rice triangle

The European China is located between Lombardy and Piedmont and is a perfect network of ditches, streams and small canals ten thousand kilometres long. A unique hydraulic system in continental Europe waters 235,000 hectares of fields which produce most of European rice. During spring, the "rice tria more
International photojournalism