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A street photography/documentary project that examines the European society and studies its essence.
A street photography/documentary project that examines the European society and studies its essence.
A street photography/documentary project that examines the European society and studies its essence.
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EUROPA

Last year, I walked the streets of 26 European countries with my camera in a fully independent journey, taking about 85,000 photos.

At first sight, this may seem insane, but actually, it was just my personal attempt to the answer to two primary questions that I have been asking myself in the light of the current economic, political and social evolution we are facing:

Does the European society exist as a whole? And if it does, how does it work?

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

The desire to get these questions answered led me to make long trips, in which I have been full-time dedicated to the search of images describing or just conveying sensations which might reveal the true nature of such European society in 2017, from my very own point of view.

This journey has helped me to evolve and grow on my initial thoughts, adding nuances that I was not able to observe from the comfort of my house by only getting filtered and simplified information from the media. In my attempt to remove that filter I have approached many people in their daily life, observing what is happening on the streets of Europe, but trying to be invisible and only taking "candid" and "unstaged" photos.

The final 85 (approx.) photos that I have selected to be part of this book summarize my vision of Europe by focusing on the common points of society discovered in my journey, on the different scenarios and countries I had the chance to describe; hints of what society holds in common and, in short, of what we are.

Roma, Italy
Roma, Italy

THE AUTHOR

I was born in Genova (Italy) in 1976, but I am based in A Coruña (Spain) since 2005. I have been attracted to photography since I was a kid. I remember taking pictures with my grandfather's camera over the family summer holidays. The camera has accompanied me on my trips across the world. In recent years I have been drawn to the street photography, which to me now means a way of documenting society with a critical view.

My project "Europa" reflects my interest in delving into what photography means to me, and what I want to achieve through it.

Book details:

HARDCOVER

PHOTOGRAPHS: Approx. 85

SIZE: 25x20 cm.

RELEASE DATE: June 2018

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

The book will feature the names of everyone who helps to make the book possible by supporting this Kickstarter campaign.

Rewards

You will be able to choose from these images for some of the rewards listed in the PLEDGE column on the right.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
London, England
London, England
Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria
Wien, Austria
Wien, Austria
Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest, Romania

Risks and challenges

No risks or challenges are foreseen for this project. The travelling and photography process is behind me, and if the minimum target is reached, I will be able to print and send copies of the book. If the goal is surpassed, the remaining contribution will be used for my next project: "Gentrification".

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    SET OF 5 POSTCARDS

    - 5 POSTCARDS SET (Pictures of the project not in the Book).
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    The Book "Europa" Early Bird Offer

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    The Book Europa

    - The book "Europa" signed by the author.
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    22x15(cm) Print+Europa Early Bird

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    - 22x15 Giclée Print, your choice of image from the photographs in the REWARDS column on the left.
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    - 22x15 Giclée Print, your choice of image from the photographs in the REWARDS column on the left.
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    Europa+22x15(cm) Print+Postcards

    - One signed copy of the book Europa.
    - 22x15 Giclée Print, your choice of image from the photographs in the REWARDS column on the left.
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    Europa+30x45(cm)Print Early Bird

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    - One signed copy of the book Europa.
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    - One signed copy of the book Europa.
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    - One signed copy of the book Europa.
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    - One signed copy of the book Europa.
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    3 Clases prácticas only in A Coruña

    3 Clases prácticas individuales de street photography, 3 horas cada una en A Coruña. Días a acordar entre Mayo y Junio.

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    One to One+Europa+Prints+Postcards

    - One to One Photography Workshop with Andrea Ratto. A full day (8 hours) working in the street in one of the following cities: London, Madrid, Barcelona, Porto, Lisboa, Milan.
    - One signed copy of the book Europa.
    - 30x45 Giclée Print, your choice of image from the photographs in the REWARDS column on the left.
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