The beginning of Covid-19 pandemic in Italy
A story that traces some stages that profoundly marked the first weeks of emergency from Covid-19 in Italy, between the provinces of Lodi and Bergamo. Images taken along the checkpoints line that isolated the first Red Zone in the Codogno and lower Lodigiano area, the first virus containment area in the Western world after that of Wuhan in China; others dedicated to the Bergamo emergency, with its emergency warehouses set up to manage the impressive number of coffins of those days; some shots in one of the residences for the elderly sanitized by departments of the Special Forces of Chemical, Bacteriological, Radioactive and Nuclear Defense of the Russian Army in collaboration with the soldiers of the Biological and Chemical Nuclear Defense Regiment (CBRN) "Cremona" of Civitavecchia, of Italian army; and finally a look at the Covid Hotels in Bergamo dedicated to welcoming infected people who did not have an adequate place to spend the quarantine in isolation.
Mattia Maestri AKA “the Patient 1" recognized as the first Italian case of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Codogno hospital, on February 19, 2020. He is now cured, after being discharged on March 23. from the Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia, where he had been transferred in serious conditions. In his spare time, he is a runner and he’s part of the GP CODOGNO 82 running group. Lodi, May, 2020
Gotthard Base Tunnel. Technicians at the end of the work shift inside the train that connects with the outside, in the section under construction of the tunnel, along the Faido section. This tunnel, with its 57 kilometers, is going to be the longest in the world and will be used for the construction of the Swiss high-speed railway line which, among other things, will connect Zurich to Milan. Faido, Switzerland, 2011
A native takes a bath in the stream of the Altamira mission in a break from the gathering "Xingu vivo para sempre". Over a thousand Indians attended the meeting, the largest indigenous gathering in the Amazon in the last twenty years, to take a stand against the Belo Monte hydroelectric project, a huge infrastructure that the Brazilian government would like to build on the Xingu River with serious repercussions on the indigenous territories. Altamira, Brazil, 2008
A group of Kondh men in the place where in March 2009 there were clashes between tribal populations and technicians of the Vedanta-Sterlite mining company who were carrying out works for the tracing of an access road to the Niyam Dongar, the mountain sacred to the Dongria Kondh people, a mountain that houses a huge mine of bauxite, a mineral from which aluminum is obtained. Niyam Dongar, Niyamgiri Mountains, Orissa, India, 2009
The Body Extender exoskeleton developed by the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro) of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. It allows to amplify the wearer's strength 20 times, making it a suitable tool for use in very demanding working conditions where at the same time precision is required. Wearing it, Fabio Salsedo, mechanical engineer and responsible with Massimo Bergamasco of the project for the "servo-amplification". Pisa, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, 2016
Alessandro Frola, 14, dancer. He is the protagonist of the Italian version of the musical Billy Elliot, on the bill at the Sistina Theatre in Rome. He was chosen from over 1,200 aspirants and, although very young, he has already participated with scholarships at the American Ballet in New York, at the Royal Ballet in London, in Paris, in Berlin and beyond. Parma, 2015
Their stronghold: Ballymun, one of the poorest neighborhoods of the city. Their pride: living the city on horseback rather than on a scooter. They are between five and twenty-five years old and have even created a self-managed stable, renovating the building of an abandoned after-work club with concrete and lots of elbow grease, near the dilapidated barracks where they live with their families. A kid from the neighborhood trains his horse. Dublin, Ireland, 2000
A tomb raider holds the head of a votive statue sacked from a tomb in a necropolis of ancient Daunia, a civilization that developed between the ninth and second centuries BC in the north of Puglia. The head still retains the delicate original white paint. It will be sold, through the intermediation of international traffickers, in the rich market of art collectors and auction houses.