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.
Dragon boat is an ancient sport played on boats whose heads and tails are shaped like a dragon’s. In 1996 in Vancouver, Canada, a sports medicine project had a group of women of different ages, who had all undergone surgery for breast cancer, trained in a dragon boat. The positive results of the study refuted the theories of immobility according to which after surgical treatment of breast cancer the upper body of the torso should be kept at rest because physical strain and exercise could cause the onset of lymphoedema (the 'big-arm syndrome', a debilitating and painful swelling with a strong physical and psychological disabling impact on patients' lives). From July 6 to 8, 2018, for the first time in Italy and Europe, the city of Florence hosted the International Dragon Boat Festival.
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.