The little heroes of the Libertà district of Bari at the time of the coronavirus

(March 2020)

This photographic project is a snapshot of the historical tragedy that Italy, as well as the rest of the world, are experiencing.

With these shots I want to highlight the commitment to the community by a group of small traders concentrated in one block of the Libertà district of Bari.

I meet the owners of these family-run businesses daily, and in these days there is no way to exchange opinions with them, as the restrictions imposed by the Italian government prevent any form of direct and prolonged contact with

other people. But in those moments when daily shopping is ordered, it is inevitable to read in their eyes the concern they feel for

be constantly exposed to the risk of contagion from Coronavirus,

considering that none of them have ever been prepared to face this type of emergency.

A big thank you and strong encouragement goes to them and to all those who every day help to face and fight this invisible enemy.

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On the "rebirth" of the Silk Road

(2018)

After being marked by Genghis Khan, Amir Timur, the Russian Empire and the Bolshevik revolution, the Uzbek people, with a peerless sense of hospitality, today seem to catch up with the rest of westernized world, paying attention not to loose their very own roots, bringing the country to a kind of rebirth stage. In my journey from Tashkent to Nukus through Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, I collected a series of impressions/sensations summarized in this photographic work.

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Urban still life

(ongoing since 2012)

                 Home                            (2012-2015)

Home is where the air I breath sends me back to my mother's womb.

It's the place where the colors and the smells remind me of my first kiss.

Home is where the warmth of the sun gives me peace and the hot summers make everything going slow. I left home many times but I've always come back.

Home is not a perfect place where to live, but somehow it's the place where I feel safe...

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Free to walk

(2016)

An at glance overview of how Poland looks today.

Between the wounds of the past and the strong will of going fast forward towards the future, these photographs try to depict its present.

Maroc

(2014)