My photo storytelling shows what life is actually like for migrants and refugees within the Idomeni camp in Greece. Idomeni is regarded as one of the worst refugee camps on the European migrant trail, which has increased in size following the decision of Fyrom to close its border.
My essay represents a mix of everyday moments of the harsh conditions of the camp as well as the joy of living in a community of stories.
My work focuses on people but it also intends to shake public opinion documenting all the sorrow and trials those human beings are still facing.
My target audience for my photographic reportage displays the characteristics of someone who is struggling with his everyday life while being concerned about future.
I am sending my application in order to fund my Migration Project that aims to improve our understanding about lives of migrants and refugees.
The award funds will support a photographic project that will also promote awareness on those social phenomena using photography as a catalyst for social action.
Born in Melfi in 1982, I got a degree in Graphic Design at Politecnico of Milan. I became interested in photography and filmmaking because I think there are no better means to tell stories.
My work has been focusing on young generations in countries that have undergone strong political changes. I started my professional carrier in 2011 with a project concerning how young Russian genera- tions spend their nights in St Petersbourg.
The project name is “Crossing Leningrad”.
Since then, I have been working as a freelance photographer and film-maker for editorial and corporate works.