BEHIND THE GLASS
"Behind the Glass" is a long documentation and research project that explores man-made artificial environments for animals in the largest European facilities. A visual and visionary investigation, sometimes dystopian and futuristic, on the relationship of fruition of the spaces created in the image of reality, or of the common imaginary of reality, for living beings who have never known and will never know the relative environment in nature. The man, a bit 'Demiurgo and a bit' slave, moves on the background of meta-physical scenarios, in a game of mirrors that confuses roles. Who is the intruder? "Behind the Glass" explores the subtle between truth and fiction, from the point of view of those who can never understand the difference, as in a metaphor of reality and of the contemporary, in which the construction of the verisimile becomes a de facto reality.
RWANDA | WOMEN RISING
In 1994, 100 days of slaughter resulted in a death toll between 800,000 and 1 million people in Rwanda. Now Rwanda has managed to reach the gure of 64% women in its parliament, which is unheard-of everywhere else
EGYPT | UNDERGROUND REVOLUTION
Long before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 sparked by protests in Cairo’s Tahir Square, local hip-hop artists had already been making music from underground spaces that rallied against the policies of then-president Hosni Mubarak and his regime.The rappers continue to speak against policies that were implemented during Mubarak’s regime, as well as those that persist under the current president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.
BLOOMING IN THE BLACK GARDEN
Nagorno Karabakh | With Karl Mancini
Karabakh is an independent but unrecognized state, at war with Azerbaijan over territorial claims. Blooming in the Black Garden is a project that portrays the stories of young people born after the de facto independence, who search for a national identity, torn between a sense of pride of Karabakh and Armenian belonging. Is the first chapter of a project that i'm doing with my colleague Karl Mancini called BLOOMING GENERATION. It will document the unrecognized countries through the stories of younger generations, in search of a national identity and a brighter future.
BLOOMING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER
Transnistria | With Karl Mancini
Like all rivers, the Dniester is also a river that divides. A boundary, not only geographically. Cultures, languages, traditions, peoples. In 1992 the river, by metaphor of division , becomes a real line of demarcation. Following Moldova's decision to abolish Russian as official language, the Transnistrian region, a Russian majority, decides to declare independence. Between sports, music, weekend in Odessa, looking for a job or a love that you can take you away, or at least a husband and a son to leave the parental home, so life of the young generation flows in Tiraspol and Bender, Pridnestrovie, and so flows the Dniester, river, border. Second chapter of the project BLOOMING GENERATION
The hidden side of the sacred places
From the black rites in Medjugorie to the military pilgrimage in Lourdes, from the pagan rituals in Fatima to the most sacred place in Rwanda, for one year, on assignment for Vanity Fair I documented the hidden, sometimes the evil, aspect of the most sacred places in the world for Christianty.
THE REINDEER POLICE
Finnmark enviroment protection
The Reindeer Police (Norwegian: Reinpolitiet) is a special branch of the Norwegian Police Service established in 1949 and a subdivision of Eastern Finnmark Police District. Its main task is to combat crimes against nature and the environment and to police Sami reindeer herding within its area of jurisdiction, which covers the county of Finnmark and the northern parts of the county of Troms – an area of 56,000 square kilometers. This vast territory is policed by a mere 15 officers.This special police corp exists in Norway only.
Greece | The Body in Crisis
Prostitution rising after the economic crisis
According to a study by the Greek Center for Social Sciences, prostitution has increased by 150% in two years. The economic crisis that has afflicted Greece for years has had very profound, sometimes intimate, effects. In the center of Athens, around Omonia Square, dozens of prostitutes, often drug addicts, sell their bodies for a few euros in crooked hotels. In the side streets,people use heroin open air, porn movie theaters offer dark room where young boys offer sex to the elderly. In a park nearby, young refugees, often minors, escaped from hell, end up selling sex for 3 or 4 €. Behind all this, there is exploitation, trafficking, organized crime, or, for the lucky ones, only struggle for survival.