Andrea Frazzetta@andrea_frazzetta

Documentary Photographer
Contributor to
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National Geographic Travel -
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@instituteartist

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Ethiopia, Danakil. The salt mines of Lake Assal, 116 m below sea level, an arid and scorching desert of rock salt in the eye, where from ages Afar and Tigray extract blocks of salt which are afterwards transported with caravans of dromedaries towards the Ethiopian plateau. The salt burns the carvers’ hands, the scars of each wound opens again and again, their fingers are bony, corroded by brackish water.
This Friday the Danakil exhibition will “land” in Rome .
If you around join us for the opening: Friday 23 February at 7pm @officinefotografiche
@andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #Danakil #Ethiopia #Africa


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Feeling the emptiness is one of the strongest things I've ever experienced in my travels. Leave the gaze float in the void is a purification for the spirit.
Is not just the reminiscence of a lost purity it’s a horizon where everything can still happen.
The Danakil, a land made of fire, salt and lava close to the Rift Valley, is a ghost ocean.
It is from the retreat of the sea, evaporated twenty thousand years ago, that the Danakil has gained its peculiarity: to be a spread of evaporitic rocks that gives rise to the Great Plain of Salt - a desert which stretches for about 600 kilometers.
This is one of the most vulnerable places of our world: the fire is just below our feet, five kilometers away. There is a crust that is subjected to stresses of all kinds, a part of the planet where you feel the throbbing heart of the Earth.
Next week the Danakil exhibition will “land” in Rome .
If you around join us for the opening: Friday 23 February at 7pm @officinefotografiche
@instituteartist #Danakil #Ethiopia #Africa #documentaryphotography #somewhere


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A night view of the skyscrapers in the middle of the Central District of Hong Kong.
The lights behind the windows have always made me fantasize. Thousands of stories are there. Every city is a universe of stories and vicissitudes. And Hong Kong seems a never-ending source of inspiration.
An outtake from my series “Hong Kong’s Revolution” for The New York Times Magazine.
@andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #hongkong #documentaryphotography #color

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Roaming the night of Hong Kong. Mong Kok, Kowloon Peninsula
An outtake from my series “Hong Kong’s Revolution” for The New York Times Magazine.
#hongkong #kowloon #documentaryphotography #somewhere


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Heat, dampness, slowness, hidden corners, a dim light, mystery, tea, steam. A coming and going, stealthy looks, men at work, rain, ochres and gold.
A door opens, closes. Love and breakups. Discontinuity, evasion. Loneliness to accept.
Roaming the night of Hong Kong.
Here an outtake from my series “Hong Kong Revolution” for The New York Times Magazine.
#hongkong #kowloon #documentaryphotography #somewhere


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The mystery of Venice, the floating and the vanishing #venice #italy #art


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This week in print my portrait of Damien Hirst in exclusive for the New York Magazine.
It has been great to photograph and work with such an amazing artist.
One of the richest visual artists in history, Hirst revels in the magnetic effect money has, attracting or repulsing hearts and minds. Both his 2007 diamond-paved skull and his 2008 retrospective-cum-auction at Sotheby’s, which made $200 million, set Guinness World Records. But this year’s monstrously monumental Venice show, “Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” makes those earlier works seem almost like appetizers. @damienhirst @nymag @instituteartist #portrait #venice #art #artist #portraitoftheday


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This week in print my portrait of Damien Hirst in exclusive for the New York Magazine.
It has been great to photograph and work with such an amazing artist.
One of the richest visual artists in history, Hirst revels in the magnetic effect money has, attracting or repulsing hearts and minds. Both his 2007 diamond-paved skull and his 2008 retrospective-cum-auction at Sotheby’s, which made $200 million, set Guinness World Records. But this year’s monstrously monumental Venice show, “Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” makes those earlier works seem almost like appetizers. @damienhirst @nymag @instituteartist #portrait #venice #art #artist #portraitoftheday


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An abandoned oil well in the thick of the Amazon rainforest near the Tiputini community, a village in the Yasuni nature reserve.
Yasuni’s ITT block is arguably the world’s most controversial oil drilling site as the wells will sit directly in what scientists believe is the most biodiverse place on Earth.
Critics feared that oil would destroy Yasuní in the same way it had led to widespread deforestation and pollution across much of Ecuador and the western Amazon. Not only could oil workings fatally contaminate water and soils, but new oil roads would be constructed deep into the forest allowing hunting, deforestation and colonization by people seeking land. @instituteartist #yasuninationalpark #ecuador #forest #savetheamazon


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A woman of the Tiputini community, a village in the Yasuni nature reserve.
Yasuni’s ITT block is arguably the world’s most controversial oil drilling site as the wells will sit directly in what scientists believe is the most biodiverse place on Earth.
Located in eastern Ecuador, the Yasuni Park has more species per hectare of trees, shrubs, insects, birds, amphibians, and mammals than anywhere else in the world.
For the six million Ecuadorians that live with less than two dollars a day, the promise of development never came through, and neither will it ever, since oil is a resource destined to end soon. The oil rich regions are the poorest, with the highest crime rates and an incidence of cancer three times higher than the national average.
@instituteartist #yasuninationalpark #ecuador #forest #savetheamazon


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The oil-soaked soil around an abandoned well in the Amazon rainforest. Lago Agrio. Ecuador.
Yasuni’s ITT block is arguably the world’s most controversial oil drilling site as the wells will sit directly in what scientists believe is the most biodiverse place on Earth.
Located in eastern Ecuador, the Yasuni Park has more species per hectare of trees, shrubs, insects, birds, amphibians, and mammals than anywhere else in the world.
@instituteartist #yasuninationalpark #ecuador #forest


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Rwanda. A picture of Muhoza, a Silverback Gorilla living in the forest of the Volcanoes National Park.
There are only about 880 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and about half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa.
A gorilla group is named after the Silverback leading the family. Each gorilla group has distinct and unique characteristic quiet different from another.
For a long time the image most people had of a gorilla encounter included chest pounding, roaring, and big, bared teeth. But researchers studying gorillas reveal a very different picture of mountain gorillas. The animals are peaceful, gentle, social, and mainly vegetarian creatures.
Many conservation initiatives are meant to aid mountain gorillas, and it is believed that their numbers may be steady or slowly increasing. Still, they continue to face major threats from habitat loss and poaching.
@andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #rwanda #gorilla #mountaingorillas


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