AZALAI LE VIE DEL SALE Black & white photographs, texts Italian - Fbe Editions Milano 2008 Beyond any prediction, challenging them with the surmodernità anachronism that seems to envelop the planet, the azalai continue to go slow with their sandy road, a bypass dunes, to withstand the icy nights of the Sahara, to address the arrogance of his twenty salt and bring that allowing men to live. As if to take a show that another world is not only possible, already exists. The dream of Western rationality, which requires to achieve maximum results with minimal effort, it seems insabbiarsi along this track and other tracks such as that of Bilma in Niger.
SALE NERO Color photographs, texts Italian - Fbe Editions Milano 2008 Ahmed Ela are a clear example of Africa "otherwise developed" where the model is still in the material culture and social structures in their formation can not ignore the importance it assumes the natural environment, this being a variable conditioning and the development of cultural and social identity of a people. The trade of salt is in its way, an extraordinary solidarity economy in a land so difficult, the caravans across communities, cultures, natural environments and social structures.
Color photographs, texts Italian - Fbe Editions Milano 2007 A journey into the culture of the Tibetan nomads. A maze of valleys and mountain intersected by deep gorges characterizes the Eastern Tibet, the more populated and less known Rich in tradition, inhabited by nomadic people and warriors, made famous by the writings of those few travelers who in the early years of the twentieth century went through those lands for dventure.
Un labirinto di valli e catene montuose intersecate da profonde gole alpine caratterizza il Tibet più abitato e meno conosciuto: è il Tibet orientale.
LEPTIS MAGNA AND SABRATHA CITIES GUIDE 4 editions in Italian, English, French, Japanese - Dar Al Fergiani, Tripoli 2007 A precious guide with map and synthetic description of the principal monuments, in the book two series of beautiful photos of Leptis Magna and Sabrata Una guida con mappe e fotografie dei due principali siti archeologici della Tripolitania in Libia: Sabrata e Leptis MAgna
EVIL WAYS: AMULETS FROM THE SAHARA TO THE HIMALAYAS Color photographs, texts Italian, English - BSI Album Lugano Svizzera 2007 Its shape, the material, and the built-in value of its history, a tale known only by the person who has owned it, but apparent for anyone open to its aura. Jewellery speaks: worn out, its fragrance, state or condition tells the story of its past. The story is no longer that of the individual who owned the object, but that of his or her people. Beyond this, linger the traditions, customs and sacred or profane beliefs which are destined to fade away with the passing of generations, but which a collection helps to remember.
Color photographs, texts French - Arthaud Flammarion Paris 2004 In 1924, after a 2000 km walk, Alexandra David-Néel entered Lhassa, capital of Tibet, then forbidden to foreigners. Already known as a feminist, opera singer, freemason, journalist, Buddhist, writer, explorer, this exploit made her a celbrity a world celebrity. Following in her steps almost 80 years later, the photographer compare this journey with the original one, reminding us of the extraordinary difficulties of this trip then as now, and bringing to life the breathtaking landscapes of her book Le Voyage d’une Parisienne à Lhassa.
Color photographs, texts Italian, English - Darf Publishers L.T.D. London 2004
It's sunset time in the desert: the echo of the sleeping giant is turning red, pink, blue. It's coming near. Listen before it fades and silently makes way for the night. Il deserto è una traccia. Il deserto si snoda sotto i miei occhi. Mi abbandono ai colori. Caldi. Alla sua voce fatta di silenzi. Alle sue pietre, ai suoi granelli di sabbia. All'orizzonte le prime dune. Tutt'intorno, singolari pinnacoli rocciosi si ergono improvvisi come vedette solitarie: "tamerici fossili" leggo sulla mia guida. Segni. Passaggi del tempo. Fossili. La guida mi scivola dalle mani. La lascio dov'è. »
GIOIELLI D’ALTROVE Color photographs, texts Italian, English, French - Periplo Editions 2003
The jewels, why? From attraction for the ancient civilizations, their history, their roots, in search of the faces of the people, the ethnic groups most distant and unknown, whose cultures are about to disappear. In search of distinctive tribal signs, the scarifiers, paint the body, clothing and jewelry that are artistic expressions handed in writing the book more important: the body.
LADAKH, IL PAESE DEGLI ALTI PASSI Color photographs, texts Italian, English, French - Periplo Editions 1997 Ladakh, a land situated in extraordinary Himalayan region, 4000 meters of altitude. The strong and simple traditions of these people move in harmony with the surrounding nature, fierce and dominated by the colors of high quota. The spirituality conveyed by gestures, by the physiognomy of the inhabitants, the morphology of the landscape, find fulfillment in the monasteries of the Buddha, clinging on high ridges in a metaphysical impulse toward the infinite.
MILANO, LA CITTÀ RACCONTATA DA 15 GRANDI SCRITTORI Black & white photographs, texts Italian - Periplo Editions 1992 A journey in Milan told by Hemingway and Marinetti, by Buzzati and Gadda, 15 texts of 15 authors that tell their personnel vision of Milano. The reportage follows the traces to the search a literary Milano suspended in the time, discovering the less obvious aspects, more secret and suggestive of the city. Nel libro un viaggio fotografico nella Milano letteraria sospesa nel tempo, alla scoperta di visioni inattese e segrete