Glances

Varanasi, India, 2011

Bambini Hmong, Guizhou, Sud della Cina, 2016

Baraccopoli Jaipur, India, 2011

In fuga dalla Siria, Libano, 2017

Sognando l'Europa, Beirut, Raouché , 2017

Il fascino della saggezza, Villaggio Hmong, Guizhou, Sud della Cina, 2016

Shatila, Beirut, 2017

The photographs I present in the subsection Routes can be seen as an archive of my glances in different parts of the world. I have travelled with my camera for different reasons, from academic workshops to journalistic photo-reportages. Or simply because I have set out on a journey in order to know about the world, as when I travelled from Scotland to Japan through the steppes of Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Through my trips or my long journeys I have tried to get new perspectives on things, to learn and unlearn, and, sometimes, to denounce.

A common thread that connects all of these images is a philosophical interest for the plurality of human values and ways of thinking and knowing. By contrast, what arouses my curiosity is also what is on the other end of the spectrum, that is, what is common to the different cultures and justifies the use of the term “human”. This has led me to look for the common traits of all human beings in those places where suffering makes them more evident: among the refugees, the oppressed, the homeless, the men of no place, the eternal dispossessed and marginalised.