Acupé is a Quilombo close to the small town of Santo Amaro, in Bahia. Here people find hope and a new meaning to their lives thanks to the discipline and energy of Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art which has inclusion at its very core.
In the Quilombo of Acupé the Capoeira classes for underprivileged people and street children are both practical and theoretical, always emphasizing the playful side of Capoeira, including elements that are fundamental for education and for the development of the kids’ physical, mental, and moral abilities | read the full story on Ayzoh Magazine
My team and I are happy to support — though photography, video-making and graphic design — AfroWomenPoetry, a socio-cultural project whose goal is to open a window onto the women’s poetry coming from Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a way for women to tell their stories, their struggles and their hopes.
AfroWomenPoetry is a project founded by journalist Antonella Sinopoli and supported by Global Voices magazine. AfroWomenPoetry’s logo is by Anarkikka. My team: Dorin Mihai, Elisa Amati, Fatima Soraya Cissé. Location: Augeo Art Space
Second day with my new Fujifilm X-T3. These photos have been taken during a cinema workshop held by my collaborator Dorin Mihai. On this occasion we were inside the Teatro Galli in Rimini, a historic structure recently restored and returned to the city | Part 1
These are the children of LUC (Let Us Change), a small community in Hawassa (Ethiopia) founded on the principles of Ubuntu.
For them, I held an educational workshop where — under the guidance of Elisa Amati, Seppe Hendrickx, and Antonio Amato — they learned to build and use a pinhole camera.
Later, after taking the photographs, they also learned to develop and print them. The images were then used to produce art objects and prints as well as to illustrate an article about Ubuntu (that you can see here).
Photos taken during a cinema workshop that my collaborator Dorin Mihai held on the occasion of the Fogheraccia, a popular event that takes place every year on the beaches of Rimini | Part 2