International photojournalism

Surfin' Gaza

I've arranged to meet the guys on the beach in the afternoon, once they've finished work. There's a baker, a builder, a fisherman and a student from the Al-Azhar University. They smile as they stroll with their surfboards underarm, as if they were in Biarritz or California. But we're in Gaza instead more
Southern Sudan
A new nation is born

Following the referendum voted on January the 9th, Southern Sudan is about to proclaim its indipendence. The new country was born from the ashes of a long-running war and centuries of oppression. It's a brand new nation which boasts a great potential but also needs to lay new foundations. Proudness more
Southern Sudan
My life in a cattle camp

"We have not been fighting for 40 years to keep on living amongst the cows": this seems to be the motto of many Sudanese people. But then, just a short distance from the few main inhabited centers, there's a totally different planet where people share their habitat with cows and lead a lifestyle tha more
In the traffickers' web

Two and a half years after the fall of Ben Ali's regime in January 2011, Tunisia is still one of the main places from which many refugees and immigrants take off to reach Italy. The police and the coast guard do not patrol ports and territorial waters, and many Tunisians, as well as refugees coming more
The common people of Tiananmen

Tourists, migrants, peddlers, elders, youngsters, plain clothes policemen. On any given day hundreds of people take a rest on the benches near the most famous square of China, in the shade of the old Imperial City. They are a meaningful cross section of the lower strata of the Chinese society after more
What women want

What women want in today's Libya is simple enough: their saying. In a country which, more than one year after the end of the 2011 revolution, has just formed its first government and is preparing to draft its new Constitution, women see for the first time the opportunity to obtain equal rights and t more
Ukraine saved by caregivers

Every week many private vans full of caregivers and nannies leave Milan to go to Chernivtsi Oblast (the old Bukovina region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), in south-western Ukraine, the "epicenter" of Ukrainian immigration in Italy.They return home only once a year for a short holiday, to meet thei more
Gaza is wonderful!

From the outside Gaza looks like an open air jail. Even if the people who live there dream about a normal life, for the rest of the world Gaza looks like hell. Seen from the inside instead, Gaza is a place of dignity and hope that - unluckily - nobody wants to tell about. Gaza is Wonderful! it is ob more
United States
Miami Art Districts

Miami's former warehouse neighbourhoods like Wynwood and the Design district used to be slums. Recently, they've gone with the relentless flow of changes within the Magic City and have reshaped themselves as the ramparts of a whimsical and inspirational melting pot of art trends, rapidly turning int more
The earth shakes in Emilia

They've lost their friends and their jobs. They saw their households falling into pieces because of the earth tremors. They've seen the ground cracking in two and a liquid sand, coming straight from the deepest part of the earth, flooding them. Now they're living in the streets, no matter if their h more
Chinese on holidays

Having fun is glorious! Quoting the well known Deng Xiaoping words about getting rich, this could be the modern slogan for the Chinese holidaymakers. A few days on the seaside are today a must for the new Chinese middle class. The tropical island of Hainan, nicknamed the Hawaii of China, is now the more
Piazza Armerina

"Piazza Armerina, yes, but which town?". This is the most frequent question that Piazza Armerina residents are asked on the telephone by people going to their town for whatever reason. Piazza Armerina continues to be mistaken for a square by most Italians since this is what its name means in Italian more
Hunting with the prehistoric man

They are called Hadzabe and are amongst the very few genuine hunters and gatherers left on earth. Except for a few details, they live in the same way that mankind did for about a million years, before discovering agriculture, pastoral farming and the various forms of social and political organisatio more
Milan on water

"I'm the Jack Sparrow of the canals. I can pass through the lock in via Torricelli with just three inches to spare. Do you want to see?". Roberto drives the Navigli Lombardi boat which carries tourists every day along the waterways. "The toponym, Milan, derives from mid-land, middle-earth, the same more
The Bangkok Attraction

In Bangkok prostitution it's a thriving industry. One estimate published in 2003 placed the sex trade in Thailand at US$ 4.3 billion per year or about three percent of the Thai economy and the number of sex workers from 80.000 to two million women and men. The people who benefit from their services, more
Democratic Republic of Congo
The Exorcist

Father Riccardo, a Saverian missionary, is 67. For the past 37 years he's lived in Congo and for the last 20 he's been carrying out a very special job: as an exorcist. Ever since that night, when the bishop of Bukavu, hit by a sudden and passing blindness, entered his mission to break the news that more
International photojournalism