I’m very happy that one of the photograph i took together with @paolowoods for @natgeo has been selected from national geographic like one of the best 100 photos of 2018.
thanks to @roseleen, @whitneycatherinejohnson and tood james for your help!
students of the bullfighting school exercise in the plaza de toros of malaga that was built in 1876. malaga in the south of spain is the city where pablo picasso was born in 1881. he lived in this city till he was ten and according to his biographers, and to picasso himself, this city has had a big influence in his formation. picasso’s father brought the young boy to see bullfighting in this ring and that was a big imprinting because the theme of bulls and bullfighting continued to come back in his work till his nighties when he would depict himself as a bull in e****c drawings
I am just arrived in california. i always like to come here!!! /// here is a picture i took in the silicon valley few years ago, from the project first job - one’s first job is rarely forgotten. it is the beginning of adulthood, a rite of passage and a turning point. for numerous workers, only 30 years ago, the first job was often the only one, as people could remained in the same company for a lifetime, just being gradually promoted or slightly changing ones positions with seniority. in today’s scenario all is temporary, as the dream of a life position has forever vanished. usually the first job is the first of a long list that will follow. in the wake of the worst economic crises in modern history, where for many young adults there seemed to be actually no possibility for a first job at all, i explore the world of employment of today’s youth. this is a project that will be carried out in all the 5 continents where the global theme does not obscure, but actually heightens the local specificities. each one of the subjects whose portrait has been taken has an individual story that feeds into a larger narrative on how the world we live in is changing. from china to france, from brazil to the u.s. we get a personal introduction to tomorrow’s workforce /// mountain view, california (usa) - lord osei-ofori, 24 and rayman aryani, 24 /// lord was born in ghana. rayman was born in oregon, but to a yemeni family, who moved back to yemen when he was just a few days old. they grew up in their respective countries, but then went to study in the usa. lord studied psychology and rayman studied at harvard.just two months after they finished university, they went for a job interviews at google. “the interview with google was really strange. they didn’t ask anything about work or about what we had studied. they asked things like, ‘explain a complex concept to me in simple words,’ and other things like that.” they have been working in the same office for almost 2 years.they work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.according to the contract they have with google, they can’t disclose how much they are paid. #work#job#firstjob#google#siliconvalley#california#ghana#yemen#working
From my project fathers /// cahuita, costa rica – michael chamorro suarez (32), johan (7), jamie (5), sofia (5) and giulia (1) - michael was born and raised in cahuita, a little town (population roughly 1000) on the caribbean coast of costa rica. over 10 years ago, when he was still a teenager, he opened the first pizzeria in town. he still owns it. he still works there, too. it’s now the most successful restaurant in cahuita, and every night it is full of tourists and locals.michael works every day, from 5 p.m. until late at night, so he’s free to spend time with his children every morning and also for a few hours after lunch. they love to go biking together but, even more than that, they love to play and jump on the trampoline. michael also loves teaching his children yoga. /// i’m recently turned 40 and almost every friend around me has become a parent over the last few years. a couple of friends and i are the only ones in our group who still don’t have kids of our own. i naturally began to observe how the others were raising their children. i watch them playing together, hear the arguments and the kids’ complaints at mealtimes or at bedtime. i’ve often been the one in charge of the kids when those moments happen. just maybe, all of these things are making me start to want to be a father. that is why i’ve decided to make the relationships between fathers and their children the focus of this photo project. wherever i am in the world, when i meet a father i ask him to tell me about a special moment he has spent with his children and, when i can, i photograph them together. #father#fathers#cahuita#costarica#fatherhood#family#desire#yoga#jump#trampoline#caribbean#caribe
Yesterday i had an amazing experience, i entered in makoko at sunset with a little boat. thanks @benedicte_kurzen for bringing me there. /// makoko is a large low-income community with half the population on water and half on land. the date of conception for makoko is debateable, but the majority of literature and articles assert that it was established in the 18th century as a fishing village. over the many years, thousands of people have made this place their home. like many other 'slum' areas, the full population of makoko is unknown because it is formally unrecognised.
the houses on water are built from hardwood, supported by wood stilts driven deep into the waterbed. each house usually houses between six to ten people and a high percentage are rental properties. the waters are five feet deep. water meanders through the water settlement like streets in between houses. these 'streets' act as a road system, where you can find canoes carrying children to school and people to their places of work. as well as a form of transportation, canoes are used for fishing and act as points of sale; where women sell food, water and household goods. the main economic activities are salt making, sand dredging, sawmills, firewood, and fishing.
the majority of the residents come from the egun tribe of benin republic and badagry, a coastal town in lagos state that borders the neighbouring country, benin. /// information taken from https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/makoko-venice-lagos/241671/ - #nigeria#lagos#makoko#water#fisherman#slum#fishing#trumpet#boat#venice
Do migrants have a past? do migrants have a future? or are they forever locked in the images of man on sinking boats, of women, babies in their arms, crawling under barbwire, of families waiting in line, stranded in the shadow of borders we thought had forever vanished? i have tried to see things differently. i have learned that these men and women actually had a job where they come from and dream of being able to work in europe. so when i set out to photograph a group of migrants eager to reach switzerland but blocked in the city of como, in northern italy, i decided to show them as they would have liked to be shown. dembo as a baker, osman as a bus driver, noreen as a nurse and jafar as policeman. these are just some of works they are used to do and skilled in. but dembo, osman, noreen, jafar and many others are now living in lurid tents, camping out in a small park adjacent to the city’s station in squalid conditions. these photos are their cv’s translated in images. i have borrowed the language of publicity to show what reportage cannot. these photographs are not totally real. but they should be. in order to illustrate the enormous chasm between their present and a possible future i have also done a series of still lifes of where the migrants actually sleep. it’s in the space between these two worlds that the future of europe will play out. /// you can find all the stories in my website www.gabrielegalimberti.com and instagram @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// #migrant#migrants#job#jobs#future#cv#europe#borders#immigration#italy#salvini#matteosalvini#work#workingclassheroes