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Don Elvis

Antoniu Petrescu is a Romanian who became a priest in Italy in 2004. Today he is a parish priest in Avezzano, in Abruzzo, region of Center-Italy. During the day he carries out normal priestly functions; at night he becomes a rock star performing on stage. His great passion is to imitate his idol: Elvis Presley.

Some pictures have been published on the website of the newspaper “Il Corriere della Sera” to illustrate the article “Don Elvis, ecco il prete con la passione per il rock“.

Maurice Arnoult

At the age of 102, Maurice Arnoult died in Paris. He was the shoemaker of Céline and other personalities of French and European cultural scene. Of humble origins, he felt in love with a job that he wanted to transmit to the new generations from its atelier in Belleville, an historical neighborhood of immigration and class struggles. During the II World War he saved many Jews and the city of Paris gave him the title of “Righteous among the Nations”. This article is a tribute to the man.

The article has been published on the italian magazine “Venerdì” of the newspaper “La Repubblica”. The text has been written by Luca Sebastiani. The pictures have been used to promote expositions on Maurice Arnoult.

Rroms in Rome

ROME. The Casilino 900 camp was evacuated at the beginning of 2010 after years of conflicts between the municipality and the Rrom community. The new policies of the roman institutions want to relocate them in other areas of Rome, in despite of all the problems that these decisions may provoke: marginalization, abandonment of education, and a relapse in the integration process. These policies are based on ill-judged misunderstandings and mistrust against the Rrom community and also on an inability to think of effective integration policies. The “Out of the Gate” project objectives were to develop trust between Italian and Rrom children through a series of activities and interplay, such as constructing toys using recycled materials and found objects and through interaction in other workshops. The objectives are to allow children to overcome stereotypes and fears and to build up relationships through the games.

Some pictures have been published on the magazine “Causes Communes” to illustrate the article “Tous le Tsiganes ne sont pas nomades”.

Sans Papiers

PARIS. In October 2009, around 6000 immigrant workers started a strike in order to obtain their residence permit. Face to government inaction, in June 2010, the group of immigrants occupied the famous Parisian touristic site of “Place de la Bastille”. For 20 days they led their struggle, in exchange they got government promise to reexamine their dossiers and its immigration policies. As the government did not keep its promise, in October 2010 they decided to occupy another symbolic place: the Immigration Museum. These pictures show the beginning of their struggle.

The reportage has been published on Peacereporter.

Cyclus

CYCLUS was created in 2002. Its aim is to bring a message using the design of products based on a few simple ideas: reusing urban materials, recycling raw materials and avoiding wasting resources.

Cyclus began with two people and today has a team of more than 25 in Colombia, and many more around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Scandinavia, Italy, Costa Rica, Canada and the United States.

The rubber tire is a non-biodegradable material. Cyclus carries out a clean process of recovery of used tires, classifies and cuts them in order to create and develop different handicrafts, such as bags, wallets, and backpacks.

Sahrawis refugee camps

In 1976, as soon as Spain began the decolonization of Western Sahara, a conflict between Morocco, claiming the sovereignty of the region, and Sahrawis arose. The Sahrawis were forced into exile and since then they’ve been living in refugee camps in the southwest of Algeria. The fighting continued for more than 10 years. At the beginning of the 1990’s a peace plan was approved, planning a referendum of self-determination, but it has never taken place, mainly because of Morocco. Sahrawi exile still exists today, in the very hard conditions of the desert. The refugee camps are now real argil towns where Sahrawis can live  thanks to international solidarity. But the aid is inadequate and its purpose is only to contain tensions within these camps, this is due to a lack of any political solutions. The Western Sahara issue is one of the many forgotten crises that will continue until the conflict deepens and wakes up the international community and public opinion from indifference.

The reportage has been published on the magazine “Liberetà” and on the “Bulletin de l’Association des Géographes Français“. Pictures taken from the reportage have been published on other supports.