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Adolescent girls pierce the lower lip to put small clay plates. #7MML
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The Mursi have problems with the Ethiopian authorities, so they need support to maintain the land and customs.
A night with Mursi
Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia. We camped, we lit a fire in the company of Ningolai Bana - the old boss of 40 years - ate noodles and samosas for dinner and we talked with these people, perhaps one of the most isolated of the earth. was an unforgettable night of full moon. With the sound of the goats and the song of cicadas as a soundtrack.
Injera: Ethiopian cuisine
The Injera is the king of Ethiopian cuisine and Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee bean - the famous Coffea Arabica. Consequently, a lunch of stew injera followed by a ritual Ethiopian coffee is an experience essential.
Injera is the Ethiopian bread, and is traditionally served with vegetables and meat stew ("wat" in Amharic) on top. With spices chili, turmeric, garlic and ginger ("Berbere"), on the side.
Is always a good time for the Buna
After an Ethiopian meal is always a good time for the Buna - coffee. Today we have followed the entire ritual and it was really impressive. Beautiful girls roasted yellow string beans in a pan and then made us smell the smoke. It was so strong that it made us cough! Then the ground coffee was mixed with water in the "jebena" - the traditional clay pot - and boiled on the coal stove.
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The heart of the city beats in Merkato, which is considered the largest open-air market in Africa. #7MML
Addis, the city
Addis is considered the political capital of Africa, but it does not seem so. It could be an idyllic place because it is so fresh (it is the highest capital city in Africa at 2,400 m.) and is surrounded by green hills.
The dust and smog are so dense and the sky is more gray than blue. It seems to be built on a modern city with broad boulevards geometrically arranged, but in everyday life is so busy, so badly built, and so polluted that you feel like you're walking through a slum.
Mattia Cacciatori - Photographer
Mattia was born in 1988 in the beautiful city of Verona (Italy) where he currently lives and works. He studied. After having graduated in International Cooperation for Development, he felt in love with reportage photography. He has traveled around Mongolia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ecuador, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Jordan, Turkey and Serbia. Recently he works as a freelance photographer and videomaker for event and wedding agencies, digital agencies and marketing agencies. He collaborates with Luzphoto Agency, Eastudio and Aquest.
Luciano Perbellini - Photographer
Luciano was born in Zevio (Verona, Italy) in1973. He studied Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona. In 1996, he started to publish articles about culture in the daily local newspaper L’Arena. In October 2001, after the September 11 attacks, he left to Afghanistan, where he focused on reportage photography. Then he continued in Albania, Thailand, India, Greenland, Fortaleza, Uganda, Mali, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Burkina Faso, Belarus and Amazon. In 2002, he opened his own photography studio Atelier bottega di fotografia in the beautiful city of Verona (Italy). His last project, 13 Coins, kept him busy for 6 years and brought him the first prize at the European Photo Book of the Year Award in 2010.
Matteo Sandrini - Videomaker
Matteo lives in Brescia (Italy). He finished his bachelor at the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of Bozen (Italy) and master studies in Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester (UK) Bachelor. Recently he works as a freelance in Visual Communication. He is interested in Sensory Media, through the deployment of the ethnographic method.
Akis Temperidis - Journalist
Akis was born in Thessaloniki (Greece). According to his words, the world is his home. He loves adrenaline (cars, motorcycles and adventure sports), traveling, writing and photography. He worked as journalist and deputy editor for the top Greek car magazines such as 4Wheels and 2Wheels, where he had a chance to enjoy driving the best cars and bikes and feed his hunger for adrenaline. He had visited the most exotic places during the Camel Trophy (1990-1995) and he participated as press stuff in the Dakar rallies (2005, 2006, 2010). Thanks to his job he met a lot of interesting and inspiring people, such as F1 drivers, Car designers or Olympic medalists. Before he traveled around the world with his wife Vula, visiting 67 countries in 5 continents in 1177 days, he had lived in a jungle for 1 year. His adventures were published on www.theworldoffroad.gr and in his book The World Offroad.
Paolo Brutti - Driver
I was Born in Zevio (Verona, ITALY) on December 13. 1960 and I live in Verona. I'm a photographer, more for passion than for work. I'm doing this job since last century, precisely since October 1985, with various Societies until May 2005. Now I have my own business. I'm registered on Journalists' Bulletin Board since June 2003. In these past years I worked with various private companies, communication and photographic agencies. I ranged from fashion to still life, from company reports to exibitions, from sports photos (basket - volley - soccer - rugby) to performance photos (theather - operas in Arena di Verona - concerts). I always have the intention of providing an image that works for the ultimate using context. At the same time, however, I long to create and I'm committed to find new stimuli outside normal business: I'm trying to document and testify that in poor areas of the world, as in ASIA (Thailand, Philippines, India, China) and AFRICA (Saharawi, Mali, Burkina Faso, Kenia, Tanzania), there's a dignity that in our "world" is disappearing.