Andrea Frazzetta@andrea_frazzetta

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Andrea Frazzetta

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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The fiery sky over 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 path to the summit lasts for about 5 hours. At the beginning you proceed slowly, imperceptibly, but in the end, when you are almost at the top, you have to climb, exhausted. By nightfall everything around you becomes dark. The steps are slow. And the earth made of lava beneath your feet is a metallic mirror that reflects the light of the moon. I will never forget the last few meters that separate you from the edge of the volcano. The silence is absolute. You can feel your feet into the lava that creaks. A warm wind begins to burn your face. And the black sky becomes fiery. #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil “Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire” is on show at Fotografica 2018, the festival of Bergamo. @fotograficabg #SonyImagingAmbassador #SonyAlpha #AndreaFrazzetta


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Waideddo Desert, on the road between Hamed Ela and the volcano Erta Ale. An abandoned Afar village.
Located in the northern part of the Afar’s Triangle, which takes its name from the nomadic people who live there, the vast Danakil depression is the place where the constantly expanding of three tectonic plates join together, close to the border area among Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
In this vast plain, the Afars’ huts built with mud and twigs appear like a mirage. These nomads, who are mainly devoted to the extraction of minerals, live in one of the most inhospitable places on earth, the hottest inhabited place in the world, with very little vegetation and temperatures that can reach 120° F degrees.
“Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire” is on show at Fotografica 2018, the festival of Bergamo. @fotograficabg #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil #AndreaFrazzetta


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Ethiopia, traveling through the Saba Canyon. The caravans crossing the canyon go down into the heart of the Danakil. This is the centuries-old passage of salt transport. The riverbed Saba is the natural way to get to and from the Plain of Salt, in the Danakil depression, up to the Tigrinya plateau where salt is sold and marketed.
During my stay in the region, I’ve explored this area by following the journey of the nomadic Afars, in a caravan, along the Salt Route.
These nomads, who are mainly devoted to sheep farming and to the extraction of minerals, live in one of the most inhospitable places on earth, with very little vegetation and temperatures that can reach 113° F degrees. (45°C).
“Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire” is on show at Fotografica 2018, the festival of Bergamo. @fotograficabg #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil #AndreaFrazzetta


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- Dazzling Danakil - is a multimedia installation, a collaboration with the video artist Alessandra Arnò, currently on display at Fotografica 2018 - the beautiful photo festival of Bergamo, Itay. Join us at the Festival if you want to see more. @fotograficabg @alessandra_arno #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil #AndreaFrazzetta


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Volcano Erta Ale. A small settlement consisting of a few stone huts is the only outpost to the crater rim where you can spend the night.
In this image there Binyam, a local guide, sleeping on the doorway of a stone hut.
I will remember forever this night. The vibrant ground at the edges of the volcano and the sound of the lava as a background. They brought me some of the most intense dreams I've ever done.
Erta Ale, the most active volcano in Ethiopia. Its ever-present lava lake is one of fewer than a dozen in the world.
“Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire” is on show at Fotografica 2018, the festival of Bergamo. @fotograficabg #SonyImagingAmbassador #SonyAlpha #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil #AndreaFrazzetta


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