Rome, RM, Italia
Romina Vinci is an Italian free lance photojournalist, specialized in foreign news and social issues.
She received the Bachelor and the Master Degree in Italian Language and Humanities from Sapienza University of Rome, in 2005 and 2007, respectively, both summa cum laude. She took two 2nd level University Master degree: the first one in Reportage and Photojournalism (2013, from Scuola Romana di Fotografia), and the second one in Journalism for Risk Areas (2010, from Tor Vergata University of Rome).
She has realized reportages and reports in several European Countries, in United States of America, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Morocco, Balkans, Bolivia and Haiti. She is a contributor for some of many medias (Vanity Fair, La Stampa, Il Tempo, Marie Claire, America Oggi, Popoli, Famiglia Cristiana, 50&Più, Nigrizia,Linkiesta.it), and since 2013 she works also with a Bolivian newspaper (Hormigon Armado). She is a co-author of the book “La Fame di Haiti” (2015; End Edizioni) , “Le Macerie di Haiti” (2012; L’Erudita Editrice) and author of “Polvere di Sogni” (2011; Spazi dell’Anima).
From January to June 2015 she lived in Denmark, because she studied “Photojournalism” at DMJX (Danish School of Media and Journalism) in Aarhus.
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- RISC training
- Video capture
"My Friend" is a project that I made in April 2014 during an experience with the Italian Navy during the Mare Nostrum operation. I was two weeks on board of "Sirius Ship" patrolling the length and breadth of the Mediterranean, and I have assisted in the rescue of 1,154 migrants.
The photographic work documenting the phases of therelief, from when the survivors are rescued by boats, conducted on board the ship and assisted, until the time when they are transferred to the Coast Guard patrol boats to reach the port of Sicilian coast: Pozzallo ( RG) and Porto Empedocle (AG).
"My Friend" is how, relief and rescue workers, they called each other.
The project wants to show the issue of migration from a perspective that goes beyond the sterile calculation of numbers and figures that is rampant in the political and cultural debate, to put the accent on the centrality of human life, and the right of every man, to live in a safe country.