The story of super heavy elements and Professor Yuri Oganessian at the JINR in Dubna is on the pages of Geo Germany.
In the fall of 2017 I had the pleasure to lead a group of students during a week long masterclass/residency in the area of the Adda river, in the north of Italy, organised by ZTC and coordinated by Adrea Biffi. The result of this experience became the book "Medio Corso", a photographic investigation and an anthology of novels curated by Wu Ming 2 inspired by the landscape and the people of the river.
"Reindeer were clustered on the ground, shaking and panting. Patches of their fur seemed to have fallen off, leaving them splotchy; the animals were emaciated, their ribs visible." A report by Noah Sneider and my photos on a mysterious illness affecting Russia’s reindeer on the April issue of Harper's Magazine.
My latest together with Noah Sneider for The Economist about the Russian teens. "Those born the year Mr Putin first came to power. They will all have spent their entire lives in Putin’s Russia, and will be eligible to vote for the first time this year. that grow up under Putin presidency"
“War is Only Half the Story” is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program, The Aftermath Project, which for a decade has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers. As a grant-making educational non-profit, The Aftermath Project was founded to help change the way the media covers conflict – and to educate the public about the true cost of war and the real price of peace.
"In the fall, the photographer Davide Monteleone traced stretches of one of the land routes, travelling from Yiwu, in the southeastern province of Zhejiang, to Khorgos, home to one of the world’s largest dry ports, and to Aktau, in Kazakhstan, on the Caspian Sea."
Part #1 of my coming work "The Aprile Theses" is on Smithsonian Magazine March issue.
2017 marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution. In March 1917 Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov (LENIN) was leaving exiled in Zurich. Within eight months he assumed the leadership on 16000000 people occupying one-sixth of inhabited surface of the world. On April 9th 1917, with the support of German authorities, at that time in war with Russia, he travelled back to his own country on a train across Germany, Sweden and Finland to reach Finland Station in St. Petersburg on April 17th where he started the step to Soviet Power. 100 year later I retraced and reacted, in a surreal and unorthodox journalistic way, sometime acting myself the role of an hypothetical Lenin, the real and non-invented Lenin’s journey on the base of archival documents and historical books including “To Finland Station” by Edmund Wilson and “The sealed train” by Michael Pearson. Part#2 of the work will be based on my research of the documents at the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History and Lenin's Library in Moscow. Coming soon...
Alessandro Michele, Gucci's creative director is among the pictures of the year in The New Yorker. Here few outtakes from my shooting in Rome last summer:
It's 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and I'm spending three weeks traveling across Tajikistan to explore the imprint left on the poorest of the former Soviet bloc countries. Here, I meet some of the hundreds of thousands of Tajiks who are believed to be Russian guest workers and who, because of sanctions in Russia and the downfall of the ruble, are returning to their native country.