International photojournalism

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
United States
Austin - Live music capital

Austin, Texas, is the capital of live music. Nowhere else a city has such a high number of live music clubs. And you realize it as soon as you land by plane: bands playing blues and country music in three different areas of the airport. In Austin live music is played in almost every bar: punk, folk, more
Feather-weight revolution

We entered into Havana's state boxing schools, veritable sanctuaries where its practically impossible to be admitted and where the secrets of a pure method of training are jealously guarded; training based on anger and the wish for revenge more than on technique. The gyms are in disrepair, with make more
Revolutionary Art
How artists stand up for freedom
Among the thousands of young people who crowded the Egyptian squares during the revolution in 2011 - demanding a radical change to the Egyptian regime - there were also many artists. Just like the other demonstrators, they were fed up with a political system which has been systematically erasing peo more
One year after the revolution

January 25th 2011 - January 25th 2012. It's been one year since the first demonstration in Tahrir square when, all of a sudden, a million people gathered around united in pursuing the dream of chasing Mubarak and his dictatorship away. Today, the same people met up again in the same square, not ever more
International photojournalism