Tag Archives: Italy

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Another ruined paradise

[Since the post is addressed mainly to italians you can find the english translation after the italian text.] “Vieni Mike, saliamo con gli sci di notte che domani ci svegliamo in un piccolo paradiso.” Mike è un mio amico irlandese … Continue reading

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Journalists (V): Yoani Sanchez

I particularly like this picture of Yoani Sanchez and her Gioconda’s subtle smile, during the Journalism Festival in Perugia. I just sneaked out from my seat and reached the stage with an unappropriate 35mm lens, while she was contested by … Continue reading

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Climate changes, italian tanning habits don’t!

Extremely warm summers aren’t really an extraordinary issue. They happen now and then. What changed is their frequency and particularly in the last decade, as James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York  said in 1988: “Global … Continue reading

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Gratta e Vinci

While traveling trough Italy to put together the pictures and the interviews for the book Gratta e Vinci, I took several snapshots with my Hasselblad. I like to shot with analog camera and I didn’t really have many extra pictures … Continue reading

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Journalists (IV): Maddalena Rostagno

  Maddalena she’s not a journalist herself but she’s the daughter of a real one, Mauro Rostagno. What is a real journalist? In few words I believe that a real journalist is someone who has the sense for a story … Continue reading

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Journalists (III): Heather Brooke

Heather Brooke worked as a political and crime reporter in the US before moving to Britain.  Her investigation into the expense accounts of Members of Parliament led to the biggest clear-out of  british politicians. Thanks to her corruption became something more … Continue reading

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Journalists (I): Ettore Mo

Ettore Mo is one of the most famous italian war correspondent. Despite his 80 years, I saw him running up a stair to challenge somebody who wanted to help him. He is from Dagnente a small village close to Arona, my … Continue reading