A selection of images shot by Emanuele Satolli during the war in Ukraine since the beginning of the year 2023. Most of the images have been shot in Bakhmut, which has an important political significance for both Ukraine and Russia.
A selection of images shot by Emanuele Satolli during the war in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict.
Since moving in Turkey, Emanuele Satolli has been working on a photographic essay entitled The New Sultan, photographing the historic changes taking place there under the leadership of PresidentErdogan. He uses a collection of black-and-white photographs to examine the current political, social, and economic turmoil in the Republic of Turkey. With these images, he shows how the Turkish President Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have changed the nation, inciting a wave of radical nationalism and promoting demonstrations of ultra-conservative Islamic religious beliefs in order to increase their political power. Some of the photos illustrate the views of the country’s Secularists, who oppose Erdogan and are devoted to the proposition that the Turkish government should remain separate from all religious influences. The New Sultan includes a wide variety of images that describe the conflicting and political, social, and economic climates of modern-day Turkey under the leadership of President Erdogan.
After a battle of approximately nine months, on the 10th of July 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally claimed victory over IS in the city of Mosul. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled the city, much of which has suffered heavy damages. According to AP reports, between 9,000 and 11,000 civilians have been killed in the battle, and tens of thousands had to abandon their houses. They are the so-called IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons). Amnesty International released a report, “At Any Cost: The Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul”, accusing Iraqi forces of violating international law all along with the fight. The government’s victory in Mosul may unleash revenge attacks and revive old resentments between Sunni and Shiites, a sectarian divide that tipped Iraq into civil war after the 2013 US-led invasion.
A six-week campaign of protests launched at the Gaza Strip has resulted in the deadliest days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza War. More than 111 Palestinian protesters have been killed and 12,733 wounded. Protests and military violence escalated significantly on Monday, 14 May, as the United States formally opened its Embassy in Jerusalem. At least 60 Palestinian demonstrators were killed in one day as the Israeli army fired live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel. More than 2,700 others were wounded.
The Krokodil is a home-made drug produced with highly toxic chemicals such as iodine, hydrochloric acid, solvents and phosphorus. Those who use it shut themselves up in the house and engage themselves in a continuous cycle of preparation and getting high, reaching even 50 injections in one day. The desomorphine that is "cooked" is highly impure and has devastating effects on muscle tissue, brain cells and organs. In most of Russian cities the Krokodil is widespread in the suburbs as an alternative to heroin. According to local activists in Yekaterinburg more people died because of Krokodil than from heroin.
Djibouti, a French colony until independence in 1977, is a politically stable nation that hosts the U.S. military base Camp Lemonnier. What began as an 88-acre Marine Corps outpost is now a vast combat hub, home to around 5,000 U.S. troops, civilians and contractors who train regional militaries, collect intelligence and deploy to combat zones in the neighborhood countries. The military base serves as a launching pad for U.S. operations against al-Qaeda in the region, especially against the affiliate terrorist group al-Shabab.
Demonstrators in the Kadikoy District, during a protest against the High Election Board (YSK) decision to re-run the mayoral election, in Istanbul. The ordered to re-run the Istanbul's mayoral election come after the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complained about its shock defeat in the vote. Istanbul, Turkey, 2019