Editorial

Rio De Janeiro

A travel report in Rio De Janeiro on the eve of World Cup Championship of 2014. It was the golden age of the Brazilian city, aided by the amazing beauty of a place full of conctradictions. Not forgetting to continue having fun.

Renzo Piano G124

for G124 workshop direction of photography and filmmaking http://renzopianog124.com/ http://www.tomotomo.it/g124marghera/ Politics comes from the word politikos, which is the adjective of polis , which means everything related to the city and the citizen. Following this fascination senator for life Renzo Piano, who works as an architect, decided to take care of the suburbs that represent the city of the future. He is doing so through the work of the team G124, which takes its name from the number of the senator’s office in Palazzo Giustiniani, turned into a laboratory to plan the regeneration of the outskirts of the Italian cities. This collaboration included the production of reportage photography, photo editing

South Africa

Reportage in South Africa realized for Touring Magazine / National Geographic Traveler

New Italian Kingdom

for IL / Il Sole 24 Ore reportage photography Before 1861 Italy was not a unitary State. In center-south Italy Regal House of Bourbons dominated the Two Sicilies Kingdom (Regno delle Due Sicilie). After the invasion, Savoian Regal House took the power in whole Italy up to the Secondo World War of 1939/1945. After more than a century the Neo-Bourbonic and Neo-Savoian movements still wish the return of the old Royal Houses.

Meat is Uruguay

for IL magazine / Il Sole 24 Ore reportage photography Uruguay is one of the largest meat producers in the world. Their cattle are raised in the open, under natural conditions with a mild climate, fertile land and abundance of water generated in its many rivers and streams, ensuring the welfare of animals. Almost 100 000 people share the environment with animals. In addition to livestock producers and meat processing industry, this area of work to many people. Uruguay is the second country in the world in beef consumption per person, with 53 kilos per person per year. Produces about 600 000 tonnes of beef a year, 150 thousand for domestic consumption and 450 000 are going to the world. The meat goes to over 80 countries and represents a quarter of merchandise exports from Uruguay.

The Toxic Tour

for IL / Il Sole 24 Ore reportage photography, journalistic research and filmaking From 1967 to 1997, the Nord American oil company Texaco extracted about 5,6 billion liters of oil in the Ecuadorean Amazon, generally known as “Est”. Texaco is now accused of discharging there 60,6 millions of liter of crude and 70,1 billions of toxic water, polluting 2,5 millions acres of land. In these lands cases of cancer and malformations exponentially increased with an amount above national average. Two native populations extincted during the oil extraction period and the presence of oil in rivers and lands is still verifiable. From 1993 local communities have started a legal battle generating one of biggest environmental actions ever celebrated in the world. The court of Lago Agrio sentenced Texaco have to pay about 9 Billions dollars to refound victims of pollution and restore the original eco-system.

I Luoghi del Cuore

for Fondo Ambiente Italiano reportage photography with DB, Daria Bonera agency “I luoghi del Cuore” are those corners of the Country to which, according to the Italians of today, the Italians of tomorrow won’t have to give up. Those that have to be inherited by future generations because of their priceless simbolic-emotional-personal value. A photographic campaign led by eight Italian photo-reporters fills 300 pages of a book about “the Great Beauty”, the “Italy to save, chosen by Italians”.

The Road of Riders

fot Riders Magazine reportage photography Riders is a lifestyle magazine focusing on the world of motorbikes. In this section there’s a collection of “road trip” productions for the magazine. Many reportages link culturally meaningful tours to the road tests of the latest motorbikes.

Business In Palestine

Journey to the West Bank, journey to the “other” Palestine, the ones of the business men, of the new middle-class, of the bankers, of the trendy shopping mall and of the art galleries. Journey to the Palestine of the speculation and of the building contractors that during the recent years (thanks to a constant foreign funds’ revenue) are modifying the “face” of a land known more for the tension with Israel than for the internal change that it is experiencing. Buying a house today in Ramallah will cost 30% more than three years ago; an apartment in the city centre could worth 1 milion euros and the businesses increased their value by 40%. On a hill not far from the centre and from which you can see Jerusalem, a new concept of ultra-modern city is borning: Rawabi is the perfect example of the change happing in the West Bank and it embodies perfectly the spirit of the new generations. Modernity, comforts, technology, demotic, green areas and much more. In Jericho, instead, where the richest palestinians have their own week-end villa, is opening – really next to a mosque – the first water park in Palestine. And then we can count five stars hotels (with Italian chefs), Italian and french fashion shops, luxury cars (which to be imported can cost twice than in the native country), foreign companies investing in the country. This is the “new Palestine”. The ones of the economic reforms that helps dramatically the use of the private credit and that always more makes business with Israel. Datas, voices and stories of a growing country. Abstract from a text by Elena Montobbio

A Journey to Izmir

Izmir is a city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara. It is a rapidly growing city on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey. With 8,500-year-old historical and cultural background, extraordinary natural beauty, its weather counts 300 sunny days in a year. According to “Global Metro Monitor 2014” by USA’s Brookings Instıtute and JP Morgan Chase; Izmir, is the second fastest growing city in the world.

Selva Electoral

for IL magazine / Il Sole 24 Ore reportage photography To avoid abstentionism to raise because of out-of-town weekends, in Italy polls are open also on Mondays, so that not a single one can’t find some time to cast his vote before going to work. In Peru, instead, getting on time to vote looks more like an obstacle course. For many Amazon inhabitants voting means packing up and leaving for a couple of days. In Peru, indeed, a poll can’t be opened for less than 200 voters: if you live in a remote village in the middle of the forest, you’ll probably have to reach the nearest center, which can be hours and hours away. Better not to vote, if only there wasn’t an abstention fee from 18 to 72 soles (4 to 18 euros) to pay. In this reportage is made of the stories of the voters forced to travel for very long distances to cast their (mandatory) vote, through dense vegetation, river currents, with wild beasts and dangerous insects.

Soccer Culture in Naples

This reportage for 11 magazine is a travel into the passion for soccer in Naples. A trip to understand - or try to do it - what makes up the soul of a city in which football is confused with the territorial identity.

The Religion of Betting

for 11 magazine reportage photography The Campania region is on top of the charts in Italy of sports betting, with a total income per year of approximately 600millions euro; with 200millions per year, in second place, there’s the region Lazio. In the last years betters have much increased; if at first Totocalcio was considered too difficult from the many not-fans, now the “bolletta” is a more across-the-bord vice. A higher rate of game coincides with an increased gambling.

Supervulcano

a slow journalism project with Tomo Tomo Books text and photos http://www.super-vulcano.it The area of Campi Flegrei in Campania, well known since the Classical period for its beauty, fertility and natural thermals, is actually one of the most dangerous geological spots in the world. Poet Virgil, indeed, in the Eneide chose this place as the door of the Underworld. Millennia of eruptions covered the region in ashes, and its effects had an impact on global climate. What we see on the surface is just a glimpse of its strength: geysers, fumaroles, boiling muds. Bradyseism - what the scientists refer to as “the breath of the volcano”, terrifies the population, so that the frequent earthquakes in the last ten years have forced the residents of many areas of Pozzuoli to displace. The project of “functional thinning”, which aimed to gradually decrease demographic rate in risk areas, never got started. On the contrary, political deadlock and speculation even caused new settlements. Both regular and emergency urbanizations can be seen in the dozens of volcanic rock buildings, clearly visible at the satellite images. Places like Rione Toiano and Monterusciello have the same features and problems as other Italian suburbs. The supervolcano is a vibrant place. Its valleys host horse racings, tourists, and the ex-biggest steel factory of Italy, now closed. Air Force Academy stands proudly on top of a hill; thousands of students attend flaegrea Universities; Pozzuoli nightlife is mesmerizing, and San Paolo stadium hosts the Champion’s League matches. The latest eruption dates back to 1538. In that year, on September 27th, the sea started retiring on Lake Lucrino’s coast and the soil cracked and exploded. When the big cloud of ashes disappeared, a newborn mountain was revealed.Nowadays the disaster doesn’t seem to be imminent, but the volcanic activity is gradually rising. It is regularly controlled by the scientists of the Vesuvian Observatory, the caretakers of the caldera. Reports from the geologists are carefully written weekly, from which the level of danger can be compared. Italian Civil Protection has marked the level as yellow since 2012. The real concern is about how to eventually displace a half-million inhabitants in case of emergency. During the bradyseism phenomena in the 80s the ground rose up by two meters, but it was just a false alarm. The “red-zone” is wide extended, as it includes the metropolitan area of Naples, up to the hilly districts. It has been designed considering a medium-level eruption. The area includes all the possible places that could be hit by pyroclastic flows: clouds of eruptive materials thrown up in the air at about 400 degrees and running at the speed of 80 km/h. Just as it happened in 79 d.C., in the famous eruption that hit Erculaneum and Pompeii, instantly killing thousands of people. To this day, there is no evacuation plan yet defined, and experts are divided on how to deal with scientific predictions: interpreting data is way uneasy, since there is not enough information to create a recent well documented “eruptive story”. The Project “Supervulcano” is completely unpublished. The goal is to unravel, through a visual journalistic language, the complexity of these lands. The research is going to develop into three different narrative layers. The historical/archeological one will investigate on the story of the caldera, as seen by the witnesses of ancient times; the contemporary layer will analyze the phenomena tied to the latest urbanization, the changing of the quarters and life habits in Flaegrea suburbs; last, the geological/scientific layer will clarify the situation harmed by the volcanic risk and how it affects the citizens’ minds. The work will feature among the publications released by the independent publishing house Tomo Tomo, as part of a series of slow journalism.

The Funeral Economy

for IL magazine / Il Sole 24 Ore reportage photography Essential ceremonies, the increasing in number of the companies (and consequent cut-throat competition) with half of their income eluding the IRS. How the global crisis changed the economy of the funerary field in Italia. A dossier realized for IL magazine.

Working for Monocle

Monocle Magazine is the leader source of inspiration and information when it comes to lifestyle, design and global affairs. An actual bible for the many loyal readers worldwide. The working experience with Monocle Magazine is long and various: as one of the main correspondents in Italy, many reportages have been committed all over the country and on different issues. From the lunch interview to the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, to the Il San Pietro luxury hotel in Positano, and Cesare Attolini’s tailor secrets. The biggest challenge was the production of all the photo contents of the Monocle Travel Guide of Rome. Over 50 different locations - food&drink;, hotels, culture spots and retail stores - were scheduled and photographed, in a 360° reportage able to catch the vibes of the Eternal City.