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  • The ambiguity of clouds: postcards from the winter of 2024

    Location: Italy – Roma, Napoli Once upon a time there was winter with its load of frost, short, grey, cold and damp days.Now winter is almost over, both in the proper sense of the season (as I write this we…

  • Ballarò, the noisy heart of Palermo

    Ballarò is Palermo, and Palermo is Ballarò. I think that all the character and peculiarities of the Sicilian city is contained in this historic market. The noises, the music, the voices, the scents, the joy, the warmth of the people…

  • Helping the Healing, physiotherapy in a public hospital in South Africa

    Helping the healing, the physiotherapy department of Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa plays a part of a multidisciplinary healthcare in the care of both hospitalised and outpatients in this health facility. Grey’s Hospital is is a public tertiary health…

  • Holi, a colourful celebration of Life

    People celebrated Holi festival with colour at Radharani temple of Vrindavan ,Uttar Pradesh, India 12.03.2022 Holi is a vibrant and colorful festival that is celebrated across India, and Vrindavan is one of the most popular destinations for this festival. Vrindavan…

  • Local Street Market – A thought to a very essential but overlooked lifestyle

    Local street markets work as dynamic centres of trade and social interaction because they are frequently teeming with people. These markets, which are usually found in certain areas of cities or towns, provide a wide range of products and services,…

  • A letter to Lillian Bassman

    Dear LillianThank you for your photos. I wish I could be your friend. We’ve never known each other. We are in different epochs. Nevertheless I can have you as a tutor and encourager thought the times.You sang of the femininity.…

  • “Amricord”, the incipit of one of the many stories that my grandmother told me

    Bore, Parma, summer, 2023 “Amricord”, in the Parma dialect “I remember”, represented for me the incipit of one of the many stories that my grandmother told me.It was a bit like “once upon a time” that opened up before my…

  • Mary’s Children

    Contemplating the deeper aspects of life is a universal endeavor. I recall pondering the vastness of existence even in my childhood, sensing the triviality of my being in the face of its infinitude. As we mature, life’s complexities begin to…

  • Mask Mode

    In Ukraine, the first case of COVID-19 infection was recorded in the spring of 2020! I decided to film a project on how people’s behavior changes during a pandemic and chose the most crowded public place in the city of…

  • Somewhere else

    I started this project to tell a story of the city I lived in for 7 years, the city I loved, I miss, I can never come back to. My memories do not fade with time, but get more and…

  • Varanasi is a sacred city, the capital of death

    To be cremated in a sacred city, to have a chance to break free from the endless cycle of rebirths, to immerse oneself in the waters of a sacred river – these are the goals pursued by Hindus as they…

  • About light and shadow: a set of images

    Light and shadow chase each other, contradict but complement each other: one could not exist without the relationship with the other.Sometimes light, artificial or natural, makes the details of an image clear, but shadow lurks to add depth and ambiguity;…

  • The banner which the anti vaccine mandate went under Freedom Convoy

    In March 2023 the first of The Public Order Emergency Commission’s final report assessing the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act concluded that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met the threshold for enacting unprecedented powers to end the “Freedom Convoy”…

  • Are sexy phones dialling down?

    “Nobody’s looking at each other. Everybody’s glued to their phones.” The preponderance of mobile phones made street photography unsexy according to Joel Meyerowitz, but then, hasn’t one of the tasks of street photography been to record the world as it…

  • The exuberant Carnival of Basel 2024

    The Carnival of Basel is a vibrant cultural festival Switzerland, known as Basler Fasnacht. It features parades, music, costumes, and traditional masked characters. It occurs annually, starting on the Monday after Ash Wednesday. It lasts for exactly 72 hours, ending…

  • Second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

    On February 24, 2024, marks the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian community in the city of Nuremberg gathered in the city center to remind the world that the war continues. Ukraine is resisting Russian aggression…

  • “Life Out of Balance”, a perfect description of our current state of affairs

    The Hopi word for “life out of balance” is Koyaanisqatsi. This was a film directed by Godfrey Reggio and released in late 2004 (created between 1975 and 1982). I was immediately enthralled by the imagery and music (by Phillip Glass).I…

  • The city at a minimum, looking through a magnifying glass

    Having one’s own personal vision of the city, especially of a city like Rome, is not an easy thing.One has to contend with centuries of images, not only photographic, with myriads of cheap postcards or sublime representations, and with one’s…

  • Leaves (from image 6723, details)

    The series that I present is called “Leaves (from image 6723)”, and is part of the “Leaves” project. The images were taken from a single photograph, a picture of a tree I took on a day of strong wind, which…

  • Shifting Waves – Tale of Climate migrants in Chittagong

    Joy Das is a son of a traditional local fisherman living in the coast of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He helps his father in fishing but his main passion is playing football, but he was afraid that he will not be able…

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