International photojournalism

Nagorno Karabakh
The Limbo Nation
A forgotten drama

Nagorno Karabakh is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus, lying between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur, covering the southeastern range of the Lesser Caucasus mountains. In 1991 its inhabitants decided for independence, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But, unluckily, they never rec more
Red Classic dining

"Welcome, dear comrades! We are all serving the people wholeheartedly,"shouts a girl with her hair tied in two red ribbons. She is dressed in a green uniform and and she carries a green bag printed with a portrait of Chairman Mao. It is not a scene from the 1960s, nor a movie, but part of the servic more
The desperates of the shipwrecks

Once upon a time, Perama, a suburb of Athens, used to be the flagship among the Greek shipyards. This area has now become a memento of a crisis which brought the whole country down to its knees. Nearly 90% of the qualified workers in the public dockyards have lost their jobs. Young people are the mo more
L'Aquila. Living among the rubble

On April 6th 2009 a dreadful earthquake struck L'Aquila. Since that day the Old Town has been declared off limits to everyone. Those who lived in the so called Red Zone could never come back, it was too dangerous. Still today, only those who hold a special permission from the local authorities are a more
Lima lifestyle

Unexpectedly, over the past few years, the Peruvian capital has become a trendy metropolis. Thanks to a revisiting of the traditional cuisine in a fusion key and kitchen stars such as Gaston Acurio, Lima is experiencing a moment of fashionable popularity without precedents. It’s even transforming it more
The last survivor of Tibhirine

Father Jean-Pierre was the custodian monk of the monastery during the kidnapping and killing of the seven monks of Tibhirine, in Algeria, on March 1996. Together with father Amedee, they were the only survivors of the slaughter which, after 15 years, is still shrouded in mystery. But the memory of T more
Baghdad - The last supper

I recently developed photographs of people I never met, all shot in the same place in Baghdad, in 2003. The place was a panoramic restaurant on top of Saddam International Tower. I went there a few days after the war started. The tower was intact, but the building at the base had been torn apart by more
South East Asia
Kashmir - Sufi, the mystics of Islam

Between India and Pakistan, in the forgotten region of Kashmir, the sufi sect keeps alive some of the most fascinating traditions in the Islamic world, dating back to the Muslim conquer of the region, in 14th century. Before and after prayer, the sufis, devout Muslims, have the habit of reciting end more
Western Sahara
Saharawi, the Wall of Shame

Peoples without land, a State without a nation. And a wall, 2,700 km of sand and stones, which for the past 35 years has kept a territory (Western Sahara) from its people (the Saharawi). This wall of walls is like a jagged scar: four, five, six piles which run parallel to each other in the Sahara De more
North Korea
Inside the utopia

An exceptional reportage from the heart of the impenetrable kingdom of Kim Jong Il, the absolute dictator of the most totalitarian state on the planet. The country has been completely isolated from the rest of the world, anchored to a rigid pseudo-socialist ideal and founded on the most maniacal cul more
South Korea
Yin-Yang Land

A double-sided country: on side A, the modernity of the metropolises, the frenzy of the third millennium, technological development, an obsession for fitness which counterbalances the ever-present junk food with which an ever more westernised society nourishes itself. On side B, the refinement of Co more
The two faces of Milan

Abandoned skyscrapers, incomplete neighborhoods, as well as deserted factories, empty schools, vacant houses and offices, derelict swimming pools and parking lots. Milan is looking forward to Expo 2015 but is ignoring an embarrassing present: almost 1,7 million square metres in the city are occupied more
North Korea
The Cult

Their faces are on the big wall paintings that in a country with no advertising board are the only spots of color in the cities, suspended in a surreal atmosphere where time seems to have been frozen in the 1950s. They are inside the government buildings and on the pins that every North Korean citiz more
Beijing 798

Situated in the northeast Dashanzi area, the 798 Art District is the third most popular destination in Beijing, after the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Since 2002, it has established itself as an artistic hub of international repute. 798 is a bombardment of art, shops and bars, housed in Bauhau more
Mr. President, I'm Italian too

G2 (Generation 2) is the common definition used to identify boys and girls born in Italy from foreign parents, who, according to the Italian government, can't be Italian citizens until they turn 18. The issue is becoming of great interest and involves artists like Amir, a young rapper born in Italy more
Bamboo bikes

"We don't make bikes, we change lives". This is the slogan of Zambikes, a small company created in 2007 in Lusaka by 4 resourceful young men (2 from Zambia and 2 from the USA). After assembling iron bicycles imported from Taiwan for a couple of years, they realized that being creative was not enough more
International photojournalism