Andrea Frazzetta@andrea_frazzetta

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Andrea Frazzetta

Rural lands of Los Guatuzos. A horse tied to the fence of a farmhouse. The paths linking the villages are small roads covered by mud. A horse is the only way to move fast. In this remote land live just a few hundreds of people, a community consisting mainly of young families. Marginalized in the suburbs of the big cities, families of farmers settle in these forgotten place, looking for an alternative to life and for land to cultivate, a slow exodus of settlers driven by hunger and by the hope of a better future.
From the series “Looking for Paradise”. Are we still going to be able to live in nature and to find a balance with the environment that surrounds us or is this possibility lost forever? #CentralAmerica #Nicaragua #documentaryphotography #photojournalism


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Nicaragua, the wildlife reservation of Los Guatuzos with its 43.000 acres is one of the most important elements in the Rio San Juan biosphere. Once a land of uncontacted indigenous tribes, today this complex of rivers, marshes, lagoons and tropical rain forests lying on the edge of Costa Rica is a border land with an uncertain future. Marginalized in the suburbs of the big cities, families of farmers are getting back to the wilderness, looking for an alternative to life and for land to cultivate, a slow exodus of settlers driven by hunger and by the hope of a better future. #CentralAmerica #Nicaragua #documentaryphotography #photojournalism


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Nicaragua, Papaturro river. Traveling along the route to Los Guatuzos. A man tries to free his boat trapped into the floating plants covering the river bed.
San Carlos, the nearest town, is four and a half hour away. Marginalized in the suburbs of the big cities, families of farmers settle in these forgotten place, looking for an alternative to life and for land to cultivate, a slow exodus of settlers driven by hunger and by the hope of a better future. #CentralAmerica #Nicaragua #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #SonyImagingAmbassador #SonyAlpha


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Nicaragua, the view of a lagoon near Managua. The eastern part of Nicaragua is rich with lakes and marshes that stretch from the tropical forest to the slopes of the Marabios, active volcanoes sprinkled throughout the mountain ranges of the country. Marginalized in the suburbs of the big cities, families of farmers are getting back to the wilderness, looking for an alternative to life and for land to cultivate, a slow exodus of settlers driven by hunger and by the hope of a better future. #CentralAmerica #Nicaragua #documentaryphotography #photojournalism


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Nicaragua. The Reserve of Los Guatuzos. Once a land of uncontacted indigenous tribes, today this complex of rivers, marshes, lagoons and tropical rainforests lying on the edge of Costa Rica is a borderland with an uncertain future. A heritage that withdraws, day after day, under the unremitting blows of the machete.
Here, in this remote and beautiful land, live just a few hundreds of people, a community consisting mainly of young families. Marginalized in the suburbs of the big cities, families of farmers settle in these forgotten place, looking for an alternative to life and for land to cultivate, a slow exodus of settlers driven by hunger and by the hope of a better future.
From the series “Looking For Paradise”. Are we still going to be able to live in nature and to find an equilibrium with the environment that surrounds us or is this possibility lost forever? #CentralAmerica #Nicaragua #documentaryphotography #photojournalism


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Today online the long version of the video I’ve made in collaboration with the great videomakers of @studioyet_it. This is part of a series dedicated to photographers at work. You can find the video at the link in Bio.
Stay tuned for the next episode with @makigalimberti.
Thanks to the #SonyImagingAmbassadors program for the support. #reportage #documentaryphotography #traveltheworld #Alpha_Pro #SwitchtoAlpha #SonyAlpha


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Very happy to be into National Geographic’s Best travel photos of 2018 list, with this image from our story on the miners of Mount Ijen, Indonesia. Thanks to the amazing team at @natgeotravel .
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Mount Ijen, on the Island of Java, Indonesia, hosts one of the last remaining active sulfur mines in the world, and while its otherworldly vistas have captivated scientists and travelers for more than two centuries, in recent decades, the miners themselves have become a controversial tourist attraction.
Hadis, portrayed in this picture, is 36 years old, and he has been a full-time miner for 10 years.
Every day, miners make the arduous trek up Ijen’s 9,000-foot slopes under the cover darkness before descending another 3,000 feet into the crater. Enveloped in toxic fumes and heat, they chip away at the hardened blocks and carry 150 to 200-pound loads back up the crater twice a day. @natgeo
#natgeotravel #ijen #java #indonesia #blueflames


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The Danakil depression is located in the northern part of Ethiopia, in the so-called “Afar’s Triangle”, which takes its name from the nomadic people who live there. It is a region close to the border area among Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.
This is a land made of fire, salt, and lava, close to the Rift Valley.
This land can be considered a sort of a “Ghost Ocean”. It is from the retreat of the sea, evaporated twenty thousand years ago, that the Danakil has gained its peculiarity: it is a spread of evaporitic rocks that give rise to the Great Plain of Salt - a desert which stretches for about 6 hundred kilometers. Here arrive, from the Ethiopian plateau, caravans of dromedaries and mules to load the slabs salt. #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil #documentaryphotography #traveltheworld


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The Mediterranean sea off the Island of Stromboli. Happiness is a simple thing that sometimes falls down from the sky above the sea.
#mediterranean #documentaryphotography #traveltheworld #somewhere


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This month, while I was at work in the stunning island of Stromboli, I had a chance to collaborate - and be filmed by! - a great team of video maker. It has been an opportunity to experiment, reflect and set new goals for my next projects.
A longer version of this video will be released in the next days.
Thanks to the #SonyImagingAmbassadors program for the support, and to @studioyet_it @sonyalpha #reportage #documentaryphotography #traveltheworld #Alpha_Pro #SwitchtoAlpha #SonyAlpha


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The salt mines of Lake Assal,116 m below sea level. Here a portrait of Mohamed, 46 years old.
In the pit there are two categories of workers: the extractors, the “fokolo”, who with just two long wooden poles raise big slabs of salt. The extractors are almost always Tigrinya people arriving from the plateau surrounding the Danakil. The Afars, the Danakil nomads, on the other hand, prefer to carve the salt slabs: they are called "hedele", carvers. The salt burns the carvers’ hands, the scars of each wound opens again and again, their fingers are bony, corroded by the salty water. #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil


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The lava lake inside the crater of the volcano Erta Ale. Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia. Its ever-present lava lake is one of fewer than a dozen in the world.
The Danakil is one of the most vulnerable places of our world. A part of the planet where you feel the throbbing heart of the Earth. #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil


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