All the exhibitions are available to be displayed. For more information about the exhibitions, contact me.
Lost The Way Home.
According to official numbers, there are more than 2000 homeless people in Hamburg.
This is a photographic journey about the work of the doctors of ArztMobil Hamburg, and the lives of the homeless. This is also a visual tribute I want to dedicate to those that face a life on the streets. Humanity has a lot of faces and especially in this particular period of the worldwide war against Covid-19, the weakest ones have been left behind. As a photojournalist, I have covered social issues and human rights especially in Africa.
During the first days of lockdown in Germany, I was going out covering Covid-19 in the cities around me, when a friend told me about ArztMobil Hamburg. Immediately, I contacted them and I jumped on board by covering the work of the doctors with the homeless. I did so without an assignment and I have not been working for any publication. This is a very personal view of an extraordinary and touching trip by exploring different sides of humanities.
In accordance with Covid-19 restrictions, exhibitions of Lost the way home are planned in Hamburg in May 2021, in Winsen Luhe in July 2021, and other exhibitions are going to be planned in Buxtehude and Lüneburg. If you are interested in having a Lost the way home exhibition in your home town, do not hesitate to contact me by using the contact page of this web site.
The Exhibition is available with 30 Black and White fine art printed photos with frames. For more information, please visit the contact page.
*Hamburg, Italian Culture Institute. Vernissage 14th May 2021 till September. Dates are subject to changes in accordance with the Covid-19 Government restrictions.
*Winsen Luhe, Reso Fabrik, Vernissage 24th September to 10th October 2021.Dates may change in accordance with lockdown restrictions.
*Lüneburg, Vernissage 24th October to November 2021. Dates may change in accordance with lockdown restrictions. More infos soon.
Southern Italy Charcoal Burners
Serra San Bruno is a town in the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria, southern Italy. Here, and in most of the area of the Serre Vibonesi, since the early years of the twentieth century, wooden domes covered in mud stood up to six meters high, as evidence of one of the hardest jobs in the Italian mountains: the charcoal maker. Once, the charcoal burners used to leave their home and move into the woods from spring to autumn. Whole families relocated and settled among the trees until there would have been enough wood to make coal. Men, children and women: the latter, in addition to helping their husbands in the production of coal, had also the task of looking after and raising their children and, when necessary, carrying their pregnancies to term. Life was hard at the time. Everything was done manually and the coal was very important for the restaurant industry, for heating and for the different uses that were made of it. he only difference is that today it is the wood going to the charcoal and not the opposite. As a matter of fact, the charcoal burners still working have special private sites, called “cantieri”, where they get big trucks loaded with ready for processing wood. Here, the master charcoal maker begins the building of the scarazzo, and goes on with all the above procedure, exactly as it was once carried out. Young people no longer want to undertake a job that, despite technology, is still hard, dangerous, long and dirty. Many prefer to start a business, go to university and, even if some of them help their parents in the production, they will finally end up carrying out also other different activities and this will make the charcoal burner an endangered job.
Exhibitions are available with 30 Black and White fine art printed 50x70 photos with frames. For for more information please visit the contact page.
Die Neuen Deutschen
Was Die Migrantinnen Träumen
In this day and age, in which many in Europe see the need to close borders and consider themselves as nationalists, you come across politicians with attitudes that have been considered outdated for years. In these times, extremist policies that once led Europe into economic and social recession seem to be on the rise once again. Countries where people have experienced the effects of dictatorship first-hand are behaving as if they have learned nothing from history. That's when I thought of "The New Germans." A nation that history has put in its place has become a country of regulated inclusion with an acceptable level of security. The Germany of today is the result of the integration of cultures and peoples who for years have chosen to come to this country to seek a new start in their lives or to give free rein to their talents. I still remember when I moved to Germany with my family in 2015, without knowing the language, without having a point of reference. We arrived here, we were welcomed, and we were given the conditions to integrate. "The New Germans": a new generation of women defines its talents, ambitions and roots.
Exhibitions are available with 30 coloured fine art printed 70 x 100 photos with frames.