International photojournalism

Full step on the gas

The Caucasian country is desperately attempting to renew its image. The 2012 Eurovision festival, hosted in Baku, the capital, was supposed to present the new look of Azerbaijan to the world, but the international press that converged on the city preferred to highlight the human rights violations by more
United Kingdom
Tough guy race

Twice a year, in the British countryside near Wolverhapton, the most demanding, sadistic and spectacular run on earth takes place. Conceived by an ex British soldier who likes to be called by the nickname "Mr. Mouse", it is in fact a run only partially: two thirds of the course are rather a war trai more
Iboga, Freud's root

A young pregnant woman is being prepared to take for the first time what is considered a drug in most parts of the world, under the supervision of a shaman. It is called iboga, an endemic root in Gabon forests, used to make a strong hallucinogenic infusion, which takes a person through a deep psycho more
Eroica bicycle race

Imagine a bike race where the only adversary is yourself: there is no prize but the satisfaction of having completed it. You are together with another five thousand participants, but in the end you are alone: you and your bIcycle, which, by the rules, must be at least 30 years old. You and the deman more
Living in a caravan

There are people who are residents of the Tremiti Islands but do not have a house there. They are the "homeless tremitesi", forced to live in a caravan or in sheds due to the lack of available housing. The Tremiti Islands are part of the Gargano National Park where building codes are particularly st more
Yes we Kenya

These days Obama is running for governor in Kenya. No, we are not talking about the U.S. president. It's his brother Malik who went into politics, and he is now competing to be elected as governor of Siaya county, a rural and impoverished region in the west of the country, where the brothers' native more
Where democracy is born

The Borana, known as the "morning people", are the largest tribe of the Oromo people and they live in the Great Rift Valley on the eastern banks of the Omo river, between Ethiopia and Kenya. The Borana, nomadic zebu breeders who live in mud huts made of animal dung, are known for their particularly more
United States
New York Renaissance

New York City? Simply being there is exciting. Tom Wolfe is right: being in New York, walking around its districts, visiting this puzzling and hectic post-modern metropolis that never sleeps, is a sensory experience. A quarter of a century ago, in his novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe provide more
Genoa, the port's angels

After the tragedy that occurred in May, 2013 in the port of Genoa, one of the busiest in Italy, this is a tribute to the port pilots, who lost two men when the control tower was hit by a maneuvering ship and collapsed, killing nine. In certain areas of the port, the maneuvering spaces are tight and more
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
International photojournalism