With their flowery beards, traditional costumes and archaic tools, they are the guardians of the mountain, confronted daily to its threats and dangers – erosion, landslides and avalanches. Stuck between tradition and modernity, high subventions and imposed prices – hardly covering their living costs, prices which are ostensibly too high against international compétition – will these slave laborers of the land be able to maintain their ancestral tasks, or are they merely destined to protect the mountains and abandon their productivity – become gardeners in their own right ? Are we witnessing the last generation of mountain farmers before the final exodus towards urbanism or towards other lands in other countries presenting more opportunities.
I am thrilled to announce that I won the 3rd Prize Swiss Stories at the Swiss Press Photo 21 for my reportage on MOPS_DanceSyndrome. The reportage was published by L’Illustré, Azione, Echo Magazine and Swissinfo. Continue reading →
An interview on April 21 2021 by Maria Pia Belloni and Elisa Manca on Uno Oggi ” Fermo Immagine. Fotogiornalismo tra storie ed attualità” (RSI Rete Uno) about the state of Photojournalism today. Continue reading →