In the FOB (forward operating base) of Bala Morghab, northern Afghanistan are currently allocate soldier of 'La Bella' company from the 8th regiment of Julia Alpine troops Brigade, Afghan National Army and Us army soldiers. Italian Alpine troops are involved with ISAF contingent in Afghanistan. They will have to contribute, in cooperation and coordination with the Afghan Security Forces, to ensure the safety of the country and will also be used in operations to support reconstruction projects.
Giuliano Koren is a freelance photographer based in Trieste, Italy, where he borned in 1974. He studied visual communication and photography at the ISIA (Institute of Artistic Industries) in Urbino, Italy, between 1996 and 2000. In this period he also attended the photography course at the University of Plymouth, England, gaining experience with colour printing and taking in-depth classes in photojournalism. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 2008. His main interests include national and international photojournalistic reportage, commercial photography and advertising. He is currently collaborating with Italian and foreign photo press agencies. His work has been published on several magazines such as: Espresso (ITA), Vanity Fair (ITA), D La repubblica delle donne (ITA), D casa (ITA), Focus (ITA), AutoEsporte magazine (BRA).