/ 2019 / Portraiture / Culture


Yamal, in the language of the indigenous Nenets who inhabit this land, means "the end of the world"; It is a remote, windswept place, characterized by permafrost, by lakes and rivers and is the land of reindeer breeders for over a thousand years. Nenets herders move with their reindeer in search of food, moving along ancient migratory routes. In summer as in winter, when the temperature often reaches -50 °C. Today, migration routes are hampered by infrastructure associated with mining - especially gas; roads are difficult to cross for reindeer and pollution endangers the quality of food.

Marco was born in Rome in 1967 and has been photographing since the age of 12 when he received his first camera. Since then, he never stopped looking at the world from behind the camera’s lens.
He has an engineering degree and is a manager. Photography is not his profession but his passion. He lives in Rome. Marco has attended courses and seminars held by leading Italian and international photographers.
He cares about social and cultural issues; he has photographed peoples and stories aat every latitude, at all temperatures and in all environmental conditions.