Giuseppe Chiantera (Rome, 1978) freelance photojournalist and videomaker.
Multimedia content production for humanitarian organisations and NGOs.
Interior and cinema still photography.
SAPR Pilot for aerial photography and video production.
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing
You're allowed to be happy
Ostia is a costal fraction of the city of Rome that has caught the attention of international information outlets due to the news of crime and politics over recent months.
The criminal environment mingles with politics, making Ostia a paradigm of all the problematic outskirts that find themselves severed between abandonment and institutional vacuum.
Social unrest has caused Ostia’s complex territory to surrender to the world of new right-wing movements. The community reacts as it can: starting from the educational system with courage and long-range perspective. “L’asilo nel bosco” is an educational project in the heart of Ostia. Here teaching takes place outdoors. Hands-on ludic experiences are considered the cornerstone of the learning process and of the development of emotions. These elements are the foundation of the educational approach that is revealing itself to be effective and mouldable to fit Ostia’s needs.
The manufacturing of “cohetes” (firecrackers) has become one of the main ways families belonging to the Mayan communities of San Juan Sacatepèquez and San Raymundo in Guatemala earn a living, 50km from the capital, Guatemala City.
While farming is carried out by the adult members of the family, the processing of gunpowder takes place all year long and uses mainly child labour because of their ability to handle and manufacture small firecrackers.
The raw materials (potassium chlorate, aluminium, sulphur) are extremely flammable. Friction, heat, and the spill of powders cause violent explosions that cause injuries, burns and even death.
Fidel, Generazione Maxima
Since Fidel Castro left power, there have been no pictures taken of him.
Cuba and the Cubans were accustomed to his daily presence in person, in photos, on television, articles in Gramma or over the radio. In the national collective imagination - and beyond - Cuba is Fidel and Fidel is Cuba.
His retirement from public life has meant that all that is left of his presence is archive footage. Archive photos portray him heroically as President, freedom fighter and revolutionary, at the peak of his power and of his duties. Not providing us with any further images and thus depriving us of a look into his retirement has freeze-framed Fidel in everyone's memories. Like his peers of the generation born in 1926, the Lider Maximo struggled with his ultimate destiny and legacy, in private, away from the historic, institutional and social milieus in which he moved throughout his career. He has, in essence, let go off the firm grasp he held on politics and the media for 50 years.