martes, 1 de junio de 2010

La madonna di Capocolonna

Religious procession in Italy are hundreds , every region, every district, every town or city have his own and different procession.
Some of them are including animals, self inflicted pain, and colorful images and banner, music or food, some are famous and followed from people arriving from all over the country.
I wanted to shoot some religious event that was a s simple as possible and where people is present not for the entertainment side of the show but simply for a Spirituality feeling that in south Italy is still very strong.
The “Madonna of Capocolonna” is basically a very simple night walk, throughout 14 km that divide the main Church of Crotone (Calabria) to the old and little one just beside the sea.
The only things happening during this 6-7 hour slow walk is praying and following the statue of Mary, while the teenager of the city are camping along the beaches, the pilgrims are washing their erred walking all night.

Le carrette della vergogna

lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2008

viernes, 10 de octubre de 2008

viernes, 20 de junio de 2008


Benposta is a Spanish ONG Founded in Colombia in 1974 with the social mission of developing programs and actions to help and give support to children that suffer the consequence of exclusion and social marginalization with attention to the fundamental rights of the children.

Benposta is a little paradise for children, in this little piece of land on the edge of Bogota' ,there are fifteen houses, a theater, a football field, two bars, a first aid room, a club and a post office.

It is in every aspect a little nation and they call it: "Nacion de muchachos", (Nation of the children).

Benposta in Bogota’ was started the 17 April 1974 from father Jesus C. Silva Mendez who founded the first house in Spain in 1957.

Sofie, she is the Mayor of Benposta, she is 18 and has been elected in 2007 by the population of the community.

In Benposta there are election to nominate the mayor and the vice mayor, every week there is a general assembly that take place in a little house used as a parliament.

In Benposta, there is a theatre were the children are performing all the time they can, they are passionate about sports, music, dancing and many others activities, the teachers are multi task people with a great passion and human sense

One of the boys that works in the little bakery of Benposta, the children that are living in the accommodation of the little village are working and taking part in the cleaning, cooking and general care of the garden and houses

Benposta is giving a house an education and a family to children of every age until 18 years old, the oldest are helping and teaching to the children, all the aspects of life and life in the community, with the support of various teachers and external personnel.

The refreshing corner in the music house

Lunch time