I have been selected as one of 2019 / 2020 National Geographic's storytelling fellows. In the next year, I will join the NatGeo Explorer Network and travel all around the five continents to complete my visual investigation about the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
The trip on the Volga river was published on D LUI - La Repubblica:
"Spazi Ritratti + Medio Corso" at Officine Fotografiche Milano. Masterclass curated by Davide Monteleone, Luca Campigotto and Wu Ming2 and works by:
Jacob Balzani Loov, Jacopo Bellapianta, Cristian Bonanomi,Matteo Buonomo, Simone Cargnoni, Marlin Dedaj, Enrico Doria, Karim El Maktafi, Jessica Iovane, Alessia Maggio, Giulia Pasqualin, Niccolò Piuzzi, Giuseppe Bruni, Niccolò Cozzi, Andrea Crupi, Marlin Dedaj, Simon Fiorentino, Alessandro Morelli,
Davide Perbellini, Mandy Rietdijk, Alessandro Roncaglione, Giovanni Tamanza, Oscar Biffi, Mattia Cefis, Gabriele Galligani,Paolo Gravino, Andrea Migliorini, Danilo Pettinati, Vitalba Piazza, Stella Riva, Andrea Sciuto, Annalisa Toscani.
“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.
Over 750 years after Marco Polo, photographer Davide Monteleone traces stretches of the new Silk Road, a mega-project initiated by China in 2013.
L’Associazione Italiana Giovani per l’UNESCO, comitato Lombardia, organizza in collaborazione con il Comune di Milano e Palazzo Moriggia | Museo del Risorgimento, nell’ambito della Giornata Internazionale della Pace indetta dalle Nazioni Unite, l’artist talk Pace e Guerra attraverso le lenti della fotografia. Il preambolo alla Costituzione dell’UNESCO dichiara che poiché le guerre hanno
origine nello spirito degli uomini è nello spirito degli uomini che si debbono innalzare le difese della pace. L’evento, a ridosso della celebrazione della Giornata Internazionale della Pace, ha lo scopo di celebrare la fotografia e promuovere la figura del fotogiornalista come elemento chiave di lettura della nostra modernità, per denunciare storie di guerra e conflitto attraverso un dialogo
di pace. L’Associazione Italiana Giovani per l’UNESCO, comitato Lombardia, nella cornice di Palazzo Moriggia sede del Museo del Risorgimento a Milano, avrà l’onore di dialogare con Davide Monteleone, fotografo vincitore di numerosi premi, attualmente residente in Russia, e il fotogiornalista tedesco Kai Wiedenhöfer, il cui focus artistico affronta il tema dei muri che separano nazioni e città per irrisolte motivazioni che spaziano dalla politica, alla religione e all’economia.
QUANDO: sabato 22 settembre ore 16.30
DOVE: Palazzo Moriggia | Museo del Risorgimento -Via Borgonuovo 23, 20121, Milano
LINGUA: Italiano | Inglese
“ A New Silk Road is this week Portfolio on M, Le Monde Magazine.
In the fall of 2017 I had the pleasure to lead a group of students during a week long masterclass/residency in the area of the Adda river, in the north of Italy, organised by ZTC and coordinated by Adrea Biffi. The result of this experience became the book "Medio Corso", a photographic investigation and an anthology of novels curated by Wu Ming 2 inspired by the landscape and the people of the river.
"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."
For more than 15 years Davide Monteleone documented the events and the daily life in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Apart from many assignments and personal projects Davide Monteleone has collected a selection of photos, a sort of a personal diary, depicting his time in the region during these years. A selection of these small prints, part of his personal archive, is presented at the exhibition "Vento Dell' Est" at NONOSTANTEMARRAS in Milan. In occasion of the last week of the exhibition (closing April 7th 2018) a selection of 30 prints 18x18cm is offered on sale for a limited time.
"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.
My latest together with Noah Sneider for The Economist about the Russian teens. "Those born the year Mr Putin first came to power. They will all have spent their entire lives in Putin’s Russia, and will be eligible to vote for the first time this year. that grow up under Putin presidency"
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