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The Stories of Migrants Risking Everything for a Better Life - TIME
Jan
24
to Feb 23

The Stories of Migrants Risking Everything for a Better Life - TIME

“Months of reporting by TIME correspondents around the world reveal a stubborn reality: we are living today in a global society increasingly roiled by challenges that can be neither defined nor contained by physical barriers”

“For this week’s cover story, TIME turned to Davide Monteleone to create a series of powerful black and white portraits that humanize the larger story of global migration. ” The Story Behind TIME’s “Beyond Walls” covers.

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Volga on National Geographic
Jul
13
to Aug 1

Volga on National Geographic

"Russia’s mighty Volga river stretches 2,193 miles (3,530 kilometers) from the northwest of Moscow down to the Caspian Sea in the south. It’s the country’s principle waterway and the historic cradle of the entire state. Along Volga’s banks, Ivan the Terrible began Russia’s expansion during the 16th century, the Battle of Stalingrad claimed over 1.5 million lives in Volgograd in the early 1940s, and Vladimir Lenin was born in 1870 in Ulyanovsk. And now, in 2018, four cities along this monumental stretch of water will host World Cupmatches.

While football fever may have consumed large parts of Russia during the tournament, Italian photographer Davide Monteleone, who spent 10 days exploring cities and towns along the Volga during the event, was most interested in the region’s deep-rooted culture and customs."  

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"Cursed Field" on Harper's Magazine
Mar
29
to Apr 8

"Cursed Field" on Harper's Magazine

"Reindeer were clustered on the ground, shaking and panting. Patches of their fur seemed to have fallen off, leaving them splotchy; the animals were emaciated, their ribs visible." A report by Noah Sneider and my photos on a mysterious illness affecting Russia’s reindeer on the April issue of Harper's Magazine. 

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"The April Theses" on Smithsonian Magazine
Feb
23
to Apr 4

"The April Theses" on Smithsonian Magazine

Part #1 of my coming work "The Aprile Theses" is on Smithsonian Magazine March issue. 

2017 marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution. In March 1917 Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov (LENIN) was leaving exiled in Zurich. Within eight months he assumed the leadership on 16000000 people occupying one-sixth of inhabited surface of the world. On April 9th 1917, with the support of German authorities, at that time in war with Russia, he travelled back to his own country on a train across Germany, Sweden and Finland to reach Finland Station in St. Petersburg on April 17th where he started the step to Soviet Power. 100 year later I retraced and reacted, in a surreal and unorthodox journalistic way,  sometime acting myself  the role of an hypothetical Lenin, the real and non-invented Lenin’s journey on the base of archival documents and historical books including “To Finland Station” by Edmund Wilson and “The sealed train” by Michael Pearson. Part#2 of the work will be based on my research of the documents at the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History and Lenin's Library in Moscow. Coming soon...

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