Immigration crisis in Europe. 463 Migrants approaching Napoli. 23 October 2016

After 8 years spent in middle east, producing images for leading magazines, translating the other, its life and suffering into images suitable for our codes, in March 2014 I decided to freeze my photojournalistic work.
Too much unsolved questions regarding my role as photojournalist in conflict areas and regarding the meaning of what i had done through all those years.
For almost 2 years and a half, beside few lifestyle assignments, I never used my camera.
On 23 October 2016, at sunset, I heard the news of a Coast Guard Boat with 463 migrants approaching Napoli's Harbour. Shortly after I found myself there, shooting pictures on a subject that was among my main reasons for leaving photography years before.
I feel glad of all the time i have spent without taking pictures. 
The story behind these images is well known. The life behind these images remains untold.

Naples, 23 October, 2016 At sunrise, 463 immigrants, coming from Lybia's coast, approach Napoli's harbour, to be identified and registered before being sent to incoming centers in south Italy. Among them a pregnat woman, aged 25, was found dead. Most of these immigrants come from Central Africa and Bangladesh and for many of them Napoli is just another step on a travel that started months or years ago.

Naples, 23 October, 2016 At sunrise, 463 immigrants, coming from Lybia's coast, approach Napoli's harbour, to be identified and registered before being sent to incoming centers in south Italy. Among them a pregnat woman, aged 25, was found dead. Most of these immigrants come from Central Africa and Bangladesh and for many of them Napoli is just another step on a travel that started months or years ago.

Naples, 23 October, 2016 At sunrise, 463 immigrants, coming from Lybia's coast, approach Napoli's harbour, to be identified and registered before being sent to incoming centers in south Italy. Among them a pregnat woman, aged 25, was found dead. Most of these immigrants come from Central Africa and Bangladesh and for many of them Napoli is just another step on a travel that started months or years ago.

Naples, 23 October, 2016 At sunrise, 463 immigrants, coming from Lybia's coast, approach Napoli's harbour, to be identified and registered before being sent to incoming centers in south Italy. Among them a pregnat woman, aged 25, was found dead. Most of these immigrants come from Central Africa and Bangladesh and for many of them Napoli is just another step on a travel that started months or years ago.

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