Landscaping

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 in On my photography, Travel, Wanderings
Landscaping

I traveled again. This time I have been to Patagonia visiting both the Argentinian and the Chilean side, then moving North to Santiago and then to the desert towns of the Valle del Elquis. I decided to go minimal on clothing in order to make a bit more space for my new pleasure in life, […]

Subtropical Caucasus

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in Travel, Wanderings
Subtropical Caucasus

Just North of the border with Turkey and an hour from the autonomous region of Abkhazia lies Batumi, a Black Sea coastal town and one of the main seaside resorts in Georgia. Soviet era housing estates are surrounded by palms and over the top new developments in this subtropical climate. It’s the Georgian Riviera. Below […]

The Great Caucasus

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 in Travel, Wanderings
The Great Caucasus

It’s been a month and a half since I came back from my trip through the Caucasus. That’s pretty much the time it’s taking me to finish my project on Armenia and the “De Facto” Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (The Lesser Caucasus). Finally, I had time to start looking at my images from Georgia: From dark Soviet era metro stations in Tbilisi […]

The Baltic Sea

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in Travel, Wanderings
The Baltic Sea

Some images from my recent trip to Latvia that confirm my evident inability to take happy holiday snaps. Northern Europe obviously helps. My favourite is probably the man praying at 7°C while walking in the Baltic sea; probably part of some purification process. Ethnic Latvians are usually Lutherans, Ethnic Russians (half of the capital’s population) […]

Framing Conflict

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 in Travel, Wanderings
Framing Conflict

I am currently trying to curate my personal Instagram (@_m_barbieri) feed through associations and juxtapositions, which is something I always loved doing through my photography practice. I have recently added a couple of images from two of my latest projects: The Holy Land and a new project in progress on the language of war in […]

Interview

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 in Photoproject, Travel, Wanderings
Interview

I am famous, at least in Armenia. Below is a video that recently appeared on Civilnet, an online news television from Armenia. I have been interviewed during my trip in Nagorno Karabakh by two journalists I met in Stepanakert. They asked me some questions about the reasons I am there and I replied with my classy Italian accent while […]

The Language of War

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in Photoproject, Travel, Wanderings
The Language of War

The display of patriotic feelings and war paraphernalia is, in my mind, scarily reminiscent of nationalism. For someone born and raised in a peaceful period in a Western European country, the presence of members of the army on the streets of my city would be reason enough for concern rather than something to make me feel safer. […]

Off the Map in Nagorno Karabakh Republic

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 in Travel, Wanderings
Off the Map in Nagorno Karabakh Republic

Nagorno Karabakh is a small nation in the southern Caucasus and the result of what in the West we patronisingly call a “forgotten conflict“. Internationally considered as part of Azerbaijan, Karabakh (as it’s called by Armenians, or Artsakh as defined by its inhabitants) is a “De Facto” Republic that in the eyes of the Armenians represent the missing Eastern […]

The Red Thread

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Daily Wonders, One Day in the Life Of, Travel, Wanderings
The Red Thread

One day of “wanders” in Paris.   Related: Other Days in The Life Of Other stuff on my Blog

The Bubble

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Travel, Wanderings
The Bubble

A peaceful city in a tumultuous region, Tel Aviv is sometimes referred to as “the bubble”. Politics and religious issues seem to suddenly disappear in this secular Middle Eastern party town where, apart from the occasional guy walking around with an assault rifle, even soldiers (usually an ubiquitous presence) seem to have disappeared. Arriving in Tel […]

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