Da sabato 19 maggio a domenica 27 maggio 2012 - Venerdì 18 maggio 2012 dalle 19 alle 21 inaugurazioni nelle diverse sedi espositive- SAVE THE DATE: venerdì 18 maggio dalle 19:00 alle 21:30 - inaugurazione Parioli Fotografia Festival in via siacci 2/c allo studio PARIOLI_FOTOGRAFIA.
Le fotografie invadono il quartiere dei Parioli a Roma: dal barbiere al ristorante glam i clic di undici fotoreporter italiani in mostra. Un intero quartiere chic coinvolto in una rassegna dove i protagonisti sono i fotografi e i loro racconti sui piccoli paesi italiani, sui paesaggi e le atmosfere dell’America Latina, nonché del Nepal, delle Filippine, dell’Iran. I luoghi che ospitano le foto sono non-gallerie, il barbiere, la trattoria, il ristorante alla moda che per qualche giorno si trasformano e parlano di arte fotografica, dei fotografi e di quel loro ruolo di narratori, di mediatori, di costruttori di un racconto per immagini dotate di significato. Immagini visionarie da catturare con lo sguardo mentre magari ci si tagliano i capelli, si fa colazione, l’aperitivo o la cena e si compra un mazzo di fiori. Foto a colori o in bianco e nero uniche, elementi di un progetto ragionato, frutto di uno “sguardo di tempi lunghi” e non di un prelievo occasionale.Sergio Ramazzotti è uno dei fotografi scelti dalla manifestazione. Maggiori informazioni sul sito: www.pariolifotografia.it/news.php?idx=23&pg=210
It's out on the shelves the new book written by our good friend Alberto Salza, anthropologist and writer. It's called "Eliminazioni di massa - Tattiche di controgenocidio" - Sperling&Kupfer- Not to be missed.
“L’Africa come non l’avete mai vista”. Nell'ambito della 22a edizione del Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina – dal 20 al 25 marzo, presso il Festival Center (Casa del Pane, Casello Ovest, MM Porta Venezia). Orari: 10.00 – 20.30. Al termine dell’esposizione milanese, la mostra diventerà itinerante. Informazioni: 334.2440655 - www.missionaridafrica.org
After the successful opening at Palazzo delle Esposizioni during the "Festival della Letteratura di Viaggio" held in Rome during last October, our collective photoexhibition about men and water, curated by Gianmarco Maraviglia, will be displayed in Milan during the BIT, the International Tourism Exchange, from February 16th to 19th in the World section, stand F12. Special appointment on Saturday 18th with some of the photographers of our agency for a free portfolio reading! All the photographers that would like to have their work reviewed can come directly to the photoexhibition venue from 10.30 to 13.30 that day. And to promote professional travel photography, Parallelozero is launching 3 new workshops dedicated to outdoor photoreportage to be held in Milan on March and April in our agency's premises. More info on: www.parallelozero.com/workshops.php
Ugo Lucio Borga is an italian photojournalist who lives in Turin. His features from Libya, Somalia, Eritrea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Tanzania, Ruanda, Mali, Indonesia, Sri Lanka have been published on several national and international magazines, radio and television such as The Independent, La Vanguardia, Die Zeit, Die Welt, Die Presse, Haaretz, the Observer, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Sport Week, GQ,La Stampa, Il Corriere della Sera, Il Giornale, Il Manifesto, Il Riformista, Venerdì di Repubblica, Radio 24, Radio RSI, Channel4, Rai News24, Skytg24.
Giorgio Palmera instead is born in Rome in 1968, where he now live and works. He is busy roducing stories about international social issues. With the aid of the European UNion e of some Ongs, he has extensively travelled In the Middle East, Africa and Central America producing reportages for several italian magazines. Between 1996 and 1998 he has lived in Nicaragua where he had the idea of creating photographic workshops for kids living in the streets. Lately he has won the Lucca Book Contest 2011 with MEMORIA, Postcart, Roma 2011, a book on the visual reconstruction of collective and individual memory of the Argentinians.
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The photoexhibition "The Liquid Stage - Stories of men and water" opens up on September 30th in Rome at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Around 40 images shot by our photographers will be presented during the Festival della Letteratura di Viaggio 2011 until October 23rd.
More info on the festival website: www.festivaletteraturadiviaggio.it
In a small village few kilometers away from Milan downtown, live many families coming at least from 70 different countries. Baranzate counts no more than 11.000 inhabitants, but has lately become a symbol of multiethnic life in the north of Italy, a place where cultures and traditions meet peacefully in few hundreds square meters.
Photojournalist Bruno Zanzottera has explored those living contexts for more than a year, producing a great impact series of portraits which unveil a very interesting story about cohabitation and respect among different nationalities. The pictures will be presented on Sunday 18th September during the opening of the "Il Mondo nel Quartiere", an event that will take place in Piazza Giovanni Falcone -Baranzate (MI) starting at 6 pm.
The American magazine awarded the report on the Strait of Messina— which has just been published in the September 2011 issue of the Italian edition— with the Best Edit Award, a prize that the editorial office of National Geographic in Washington assigns every month to the best article published among the several local editions of the magazine. This is the second time a report by Alessandro Gandolfi for National Geographic Italia has received such a prestigious accolade: the first one was awarded for his report devoted to the archeological site of Hierapolis, Turkey, published in the February 2010 issue. "The concept of my report is to describe the Strait as a place where water joins people rather than dividing them” explains Alessandro Gandolfi “and where we are able to recognize traits of continuity between the coast of Sicily and that of Calabria. The text of my report was written by Francesco Merlo, a Sicilian born journalist for La Repubblica." The Parmesan photographer will exhibit his work about the Strait on Wednesday, August 31st during the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France, where National Geographic has invited him to give an account of the origin and the actual making of the report.
You can take a look at Alessandro’s story on the National Geographic website. www.nationalgeographic.it/italia/2011/09/05/foto/messina_ponte_sullo_stretto-476354/1
Narek is a victim but he doesn’t see himself that way. Narek is a strong and generous man with a face and body shaped by history like the mountains of the Caucasus. Narek lives with his family along the ancient silk road in the forgotten village Zumzur: 72 inhabitants, 12 families, 2 cars and no shops. The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan from 92-94 left destruction and death in Karabakh and a territory filled with mines. Narek lost both his legs because of the war....
"On August 26th his youngest son is getting married - says Franceso. Narek has also invited me and so I’m going to join them for the wedding and will remain a bit longer to finish this documentary. Hopefully". Directed and shot by Francesco Alesi - We are looking for a producer/investor to continue and finish the documentary. See the entire clip at: http://vimeo.com/25668152. Please contact Parallelozero for more info at email@example.com
Franceso Alesi will be partecipating to the photoexhibition "Volti Nuovi" that will premiere in Turin on Friday July the 1st at Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà, Corso Valdocco 4/a, 18 p.m. The exhibition will remain open until September the 11st. More info on www.museodiffusotorino.it .
Pictures from one of the most forgotten countries of Africa. In cooperation with COOPI and Indian Nation. After years of civil wars, Chad suffers infantile malnutrition, it is stricken by drought and desertification and it is invaded by hundreds of thousands refugees from Central Africa and Sudan. The international community which is always focusing on nearby Darfur, has forgotten Chad and in 2011 the United Nations military forces are going to abandon the country. “A premature move out – they say from the UNHCR – because the risk that Al-Qaida will infiltrate the country is real”. Chad nevertheless remains a politically stable country, with reinforced power coming from the proceeds of oil extraction. This wealth however does not get redistributed and, while 80% of the population lives under the poverty line. The italian Ong COOPI, working in Chad since 1976, is one of the few international organization which still tries to carry on humanitarian projects in this country.
Thecnology, fashion, self-marketing. Those factors have become essential in the western countries' approach to different sports. Very often the "physyical" and "emotional" values stay well behind the economic and public relation strategies. But the young surfers of Gaza or the female Kabul's soccer team for example, strongly remind us how sports should be lived. Against all odds, passion is the only thing that really counts. Edited by Gianmarco Maraviglia in cooperaion with Mad and Four Roses Gallery.
During the Festival della Fotografia Etica that will take place in Lodi (Mi) from 19 to 22 of May, Gianmarco Maraviglia, director of our agency, will give portfolio readings to the photographers who will register through the festival website. More info writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the 17th, 18th and 19th of June instead, inside the Reggia di Colorno (PR) premises, the second edition of the COLORNOPHOTOLIFE Photography Festival will be held. Our photojournalist Alessandro Gandolfi will be giving portfolio readings to photographers that will book through the website www.colornophotolife.it. The meeting will start on sunday 19th from 10.30 AM onward.
After the 2010 documentary series on Afghanistan, Parallelozero photojournalist Sergio Ramazzotti and Sky TV Italy correspondent Fabio Caressa teamed up again to tell the plight of the migrants on Lampedusa, the southern Italian islet invaded by thousands of boat people coming from north African coasts. While Caressa, on Lampedusa, describes the chaos that reigns on the island since the beginning of the uprising in Tunisia, Ramazzotti, at the border between Libya and Tunisia, manages to infiltrate the network of human traffickers and tells the whole story of the migrants’ exploiters. An exceptional documentary, on the air Thursday April 7th at 22.05 on Sky Uno. Click here for the preview.
MiCamera, via Medardo Rosso 19, Milan - From 7.00 pm
Parallelozero is proud to present the five new photographers who joined the agency in 2010. Francesco Alesi, Luigi Baldelli, Simone Cerio, Adelaide Di Nunzio and Marco Gualazzini have all been chosen for their style, their journalistic attention and their storytelling skills, characterized by the power and sensibility that have always been Parallelozero's peculiarities.
We invite you to check out their latest works and to meet them in person in Milano on Tuesday, March 22nd, at MiCamera Gallery, Via Medardo Rosso 19, from 7.00 pm. The event will also be hosted by Gianmarco Maraviglia, Parallelozero General Manager, and Sergio Ramazzotti, one of the founders of the agency, that will explain - among other things - the guidelines to submit a candidature for the 2011 selection of new photographers.
Francesco Alesi, one of our new photographers, is one of the three authors chosen for the Visas de l'ANI 2010 prize, an award given by the French Iconographic National Association. The board (Frédérique Babin : LE MONDE MAGAZINE Mathieu Charon : FNAC
Dominique Deschavannes : CONTACT PRESS Ferit Duzyol : SIPA PRESS Agnès Grégoire : PHOTO Elizabeth Hering : PICTO Barbara Herrmann : STERN Karine Larue : RSF), will announce the final winner on August 31st in Perpignan during the 23rd Visa pour l’Image festival. Francesco Alesi's work “Campania d’Africa” will be also exhibited in September in Paris at Bar Floreal.
For more images and info: www.ani-asso.fr/les-laureats-des-visas-de-lani-2010/#more-956 – Paris Gallery: www.bar-floreal.com
A picture taken by Alessandro Gandolfi in Brasil, along the Sertao coast, will be showing at "I colori del mondo", a photoexhibition that National Geographic Magazine , Italian edition, is organizing in Rome, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Spazio Fontana), from February 12th to May 1st. 95 images shot by 48 photographers, 4 of wich are italians.
Free entrance. Info line 06.39967500. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 - 20; Friday, Saturday: 10 - 22.30; Sunday: 10 - 20; Monday: closed
Prallelozero photojournalist Sergio Ramazzotti won for the second time one of Italy's most prestigious photojournalism awards, the Enzo Baldoni Prize, created by the Province of Milano in memory of Italian journalists killed in war zones. The prize was awarded to Ramazzotti's latest photographic book, Afghanistan 2.0, published in Italy by Leonardo International. The jury was composed by Natalia Aspesi (of the daily La Repubblica), Maurizio Belpietro (editor in chief of the daily Libero), Ferruccio De Bortoli (editor in chief of Corriere della Sera), Paolo Ruffini(editor in chief of national TV channel Rai3), Giovanni Morandi (editor in chief of the daily Il Giorno), Giorgio Mulè (editor in chief of the weekly Panorama), Enrico Mentana (editor in chief of national news channel TGLA7) e Gianni Riotta (editor in chief of the daily Il Sole 24 ore). www.provincia.milano.it/news/premio_baldoni/index.html
Afghanistan 2.0 is the title of Parallelozero photojournalist Sergio Ramazzotti’s latest photographic book, published in Italy by Leonardo International and available in all Italian bookstores. In 144 pages of images and words, the author, who’s been regularly covering
Parallelozero photojournalist Sergio Ramazzotti and Sky correspondant Fabio Caressa are the protagonists of an exceptional documentary on the Italian mission in Afghanistan produced by Sky TV Italy. The two journalists spent several weeks embedded with the Italian forces, visiting all the FOB’s, from Herat to Farah, Shindand, Bala Murghab and Bala Baluk, to document the daily life of Italian soldiers operating in the country. The result is an 8-episode documentary, never before produced in Italy, which, alternating moments of extraordinary intimacy and great tension, goes deep into the reality of the difficult, and often tragic, Italian mission in Afghanistan. On the air every Thursday on Sky Uno, starting October 28, 2010.
Parallelozero will be present at FotoGrafia, Rome's international photography festival that will be held at the Macro Testaccio museum from September 23rd to October 24th, 2010, with two major agency projects. The first is a delicate feature by Alessandro Gandolfi, who photographed Gaza's Palestinians athletes (disabled by landmines and the Israelo-Palestinian conflict) training in different disciplines for the 2012 London Paralympic games. The second is a photographic book which, with an innovative graphic project conceived by Parallelozero's designers, depicts in 300 large-format pages a quasi-metaphysical journey made by our photojournalist Sergio Ramazzotti, who traveled undercover in North Korea. Other info on: www.fotografiafestival.it
Parallelozero will attend the Savignano Immagini photography festival, that will open on September 10th in this beautiful village in east Romagna, with an event dedicated to young photographers. During the festival our agency will organize infact portoflios' readings in order to search for new talented pofessionals for its new Nominees section. The readings will take place in the village main square on the September 11th and 12th. For info and subcripitons please visit: www.savignanoimmagini.it
From August 28th to September 5th, the photographers of our agency will attend the Visa pour l'Image 2010 edition, the famous photojournalism festival that is held every year in Perpignan, France. They will meet up with partner agencies, international photoeditors and will show their latest reportages. For appointments please write in advance to: email@example.com
Parallelozero will be present at the Open Wound international photography festival, which will be officially opened on July 27th, 2010, in the Italian seaside town of Santo Stefano al Mare (Imperia), with the premiere of The Interpreter, Sergio Ramazzotti's latest multimedia reportage. The movie, set in Iraq, tells in 33 adrenaline-packed minutes the story of the last seven years of a young Iraqi's life, forced to survive and reinvent his existance every day in a country destroyed by the coalition forces' takeover. The multimedia will be shown in piazza Scovazzi, in the heart of town, at 9.30 PM on July 30th.
Photojournalism agency Parallelozero will select portfolios for its Nominees Photographers new branch.The selected photojournalists will obtain a one-year contract with our agency. During this period, they will be fully syndicated by Parallelozero and its partner agencies worldwide. After 12 months, Parallelozero will reserve the right to admit the candidates in its roster of official photographers. You can submit your candidature for the Nominees Photographers branch by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please attach portfolio, bio, website URL, publications and ongoing projects description (if any).
Sports Illustrated, United States' most prestigious sports weekly newsmagazine, has chosen a photograph from Parallelozero's story "Footballing Africa" for its end-of-May cover. The story, which describes with an extremely delicate language the passion of African people for soccer, and is syndicated in the U.S. by our partner agency Aurora, is one of our several collective works, shot by five of our photojournalists all over the African continent during various assigments.
Parallelozero is proud to be a significant presence at the third edition of Artèfoto Festival, one of the most prominent international photojournalism festivals in Italy, held from May 28th to June 6th in the stunning Castelli di Jesi, the countryside of Marche region. Our photojournalists will be hosting three events: Sergio Ramazzotti will present Afghanistan 2.0, his new photographic book out in September, 2010 published by Leonardo International. A video projection will be dedicated to Indian agency Trikaya, exclusively syndicated by Parallelozero in Italy. And our photojournalist Bruno Zanzottera will exhibit - and, on May 30th, personally guide visitors through - "Saharawi: the wall of shame", one of his latest works. For info on event schedule and location, www.artefotofestival.org.
Alessandro Gandolfi's reportage covering the archaeological site of Hierapolis, published in the February 2010 issue of National Geographic Italia, has won Best Edit Award, a recognition given by the Washington National Geographic editorial office to the best reportage amongst all those published in the numerous local editions of this prestigious American magazine. In the Roman archaeological area of Hierapolis, Turkey, restoration and research has been in the hands of an Italian mission for the past fifty years. “Thanks to the kindness of professor Francesco D'Andria, head of the expedition – explains Alessandro – I was given access to the site and was able to photograph hidden corners of the archaeological area, where tradition says that Philip the Apostle is buried”. www.nationalgeographic.it
Starting this month Parallelozero has signed a representation agreement to syndicate in Italy, the work of the Metrography group of photographers, the first and only Iraqi photography agency covering all 18 of Iraq’s governorates from Al-Basra to Zakho. As reporters they use local photographers who give unrivaled knowledge and access in every region of the country. Their 65 contributors come from all the different regions of Iraq and speak Arabic, Kurdish, English, Assyrian, and Turkmen along with dozens of local dialects. They cover everything from News to Features, Sport, and Publicity and are ready for assignements as well. Parallelzoero has decided to represent them in Italy - as an exclusive- to give everybody a chanche to know better the local stories and territory covering on the spot any kind of event that may occur.
Aurora in the United States, EK Pictures in Poland and Contacto Photos in Spain, starting from this month, has begun to distribute Parallelozero's work, signing an important cooperaton agreement with our agency. Reportages, stock and features produced by our photographers, will have a prestigious new selling channel in those three new markets.
Alessandro Gandolfi is one of four Italian photographers who have been chosen to display their work at the National Geographic Italia exhibition “Il nostro mondo” (our world), at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, from the 6th February to the 4th May, 2010 (free entrance; open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 10.30 pm). Gandolfi's photos were taken in a hospital in the Malawian capital during a reportage on AIDS problems which afflict this African country and which portray babies suffering from the virus. The exhibition “Il nostro mondo” wants to narrate the life of human beings via unpublished images by the best National Geographic photographers, highlighting situations which characterise their existence: the human family, city life, man and nature, work. “These 48 photos – explains Guglielmo Pepe, director of National Geographic Italia and curator of the exhibition – besides letting us observe, also help us to understand, share, participate and show our solidarity. These photographs open our eyes to the world and make us feel nearer to others, in good times and bad”.
New editorial contents and graphic design for the 2010 version of our website. From now on you can look at multimedia free-to-consult products, cooperaton with international agencies, reportages of new photographers that are starting to distribute their work trough us, monthly workshops held by one of our photographers in Italy and a section where one can search for some of our several publications on the worldwide media market.
After the success of Sergio Ramazzotti's exhibition Cult_Anti_Cult, held in Milano at Micamera gallery in October, 2009, fine art limited edition c-prints of the exhibition are for sale on the gallery's website. Each subject has been printed in a limited series of 10. The series chosen for the prints is that of Saddam Hussein's portraits, defaced by Iraqis in the most creative ways after the 2003 invasion, and photographed by Ramazzotti all over the country.
From January, 2010 Parallelozero and Apeiron Photos have teamed up to distribute Parallelozero's stories in Greece. The most important ellenic photojournalistic agency will be our representative in the Greek market.