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The endless winter of Kashmir

Every friday, after the prayer, hundreds of kashmiri boys fight the indian soldiers with stones. They have grew up during the 90’s when an armed insurgency was bloodily suppressed. They witnessed brutal violence since they opened their eyes, therefore in the heart of this generation there is no doubt: : India is carrying out an unlawful occupation, only thanks to 600.000 troops that make Kashmir one of the most militarized zone in the world.
In the summer of 2016, the anger erupted again because of the death of Burhan Wani, the commander of a separatist armed group, killed by indian troops. A new season of protests, repression and martyrs ended without results but with 90 dead and thousands injured.
Despite this fresh anger, sixty-eight years ago in Kashmir began an endless winter of suffering for the people who now lives in the hope of seeing one day flourishing the spring of freedom.

Born in Rome (1988). After completing his studies in political science and anthropology, he decided to devote himself entirely to photography. Nowadays, is mostly interested in personal and long-term projects and deals with documentary photography trough the combination of the anthropological approach and the photographic medium.

In 2017 received the Alexia Foundation Student Grant for his long term project about the Valley of Kashmir.

His works have been published on Time, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, Internazionale, BuzFeed, Mashable, Il Reportage, Gazeta Wyborcza, Il Manifesto.

Awards Shortlist - Gomma Grant 2019
Finalist - Emerging Photography Award - Miami Photo Fest 2019

1st Place - LensCulture - Black & White Awards 2018
1st Place - World Report Award - Lodi, Short Story 2018
1st Place - Single Image - Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2018
1st Place - Fotoleggendo 2018
3rd Place - Il Reportage Photojournalism Award 2018
Winner - Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award 2018
Shortlist - Post Conflict - Getxophoto International Image Festival 2018
Selected - NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Turin 2018
Selected - No Place Like Home - Gulf Photo Plus: Dubai's Center For Photography 2018
Selected - Les Boutographies Montpellier 2018
Finalist - Premio Ponchielli 2018
Finalist - Meitar Award - Photo Israel 2018
Finalist - Body - Photography Grant and Magazine Awards 2018
Finalist - Festival of Photojournalism Vilnius Photo Circle 2018
Honourable Mention - IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2018
Honourable Mention - ND Awards Photo Contest 2018

Alexia Foundation Award of Excellence Student Grant 2017
1st Place - Conflict - MIFA 2017
2nd Place - Editorial - MIFA 2017
Silver Medal - General News - PX3 2017
Shortlist - Reportage and One Shot - Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2017
Remarkable Award - Storytelling - SIPA 2017
Honourable Mention - Photojournalism - International Photographer of the Year 2017
Honourable Mention - Photojournalism - Monochrome Awards 2017