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Piero C.

Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy

$50 - $500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Video Editor - News

  • Fixer

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent

Audio

  • Shotgun mic

About Piero

I am an independent documentary photographer and journalist currently based in Italy. I write articles, interviews and carefully captioned photo essays in Italian and English. I primarily focus on human stories framed in their cultural or sub-cultural context to delve into social, political and economic ramifications. I pay special attention to evolution of traditional lifestyles adjusting to new realities, with increasing awareness of the climate change’s impact. I work as a freelance photographer since 2002. I have worked in Middle East, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Balkans, covering cultural, social and political issues, from disappearance of ancient traditions, gentrification and refugees to street protests and terrorist attacks. After settling in Turkey in 2011 I began contributing to Italian daily “La Repubblica” and international media and agencies. I covered mass protests in 2013-2014, terrorist attacks in 2015-2016 and the inflow of refugees from Syria. I reported live from Ankara on the night of the July 15th coup attempt for major international outlets. After moving back to Italy because of family problems, I kept covering Turkish political and social issues with articles, interviews and analyses, especially regarding relations with Italy and EU. After a forced hiatus, I am now based in Genoa and I travel as much as I can in Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean looking for stories that escape attention of main stream media but beg to be told for their social cultural or visual value. I write professionally in Italian and English. I speak and think in English, I can travel in Spanish and French and I know enough Turkish to live and make friends. Sometimes I rant on Medium and I am quite active on Twitter. I am reachable via email or Telegram and Signal messaging.

Top Projects

  • Good Friday flagellants spill blood on their village roads

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    An ancient ritual in a remote village in Calabria marks the vows of faithful Catholics with blood and self sacrifice, to remember the passion of Christ.

  • Turkish and Greek relations into uncharted waters

    • Reporter / Journalist

    Turkey has always seen the proximity of Greek islands as a security issue. Denial of extradition of Gulenists fled over the Aegean revamped its urgency. A Turkey aspiring to be a regional power simply can't afford to overlook it. But a Greece emerging from a decade of humiliation could react furiously.

  • Battle of the Beasts: Camel Wrastlin’ in Turkey

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Little known even inside Turkey, camel wrestling attracts huge crowds in the seasonal events, in as brutal and spectacular as harmless fights. The biggest yearly tournament is in Selçuk, near Ephesus, where I photographed he fights, the circus around it and the "camel beauty pageant" that precedes the fight, interviewing spectators, camel owners and handlers.

  • Armenian singer Hayko Cepkin climbs to fame in Turkey

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    At the time of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 mass killing of Ottoman Armenian population, that modern Turkey refuse to label as "genocide", I met and interviewed a prominent Turkish singer of Armenian ancestry, shooting photos of him at a concert too.

  • Turkey, anger and grief among Ankara survivors

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    After the deadly, double bombing that claimed more than 100 lives in Ankara, I interviewed survivors, witnesses and took photo of the scene. (In Italian)

All Services

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Reporter / Journalist

Piero's Clients

  • Vice