Andrea Frazzetta@andrea_frazzetta

Documentary Photographer
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@instituteartist

http://www.andreafrazzetta.com/

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A picture from my project “Black Amazon”. Here a canoe on the Rio Napo, Yasuni Park. The Yasuni National Park, a protected area of 9,820 km2 within the Ecuadorian rainforest, was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989 and is home to indigenous tribes like the Huaroani. Underneath this natural paradise, which shelters over 665 different tree species, lies a billion barrels of unexploited oil.
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.
@instituteartist #yasuninationalpark #ecuador #forest #savetheamazon


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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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Rwanda. A gorilla mother with her infant. There are only about 880 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and about half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa.
Shooting among this gorilla family has been an unforgettable moment of my life.
The most remarkable thing about gorillas is perhaps the most obvious: They are so much like us. My mind keep returning to the intensity of their gaze, the familiar details of their finger­nails and grasping hands. Gorillas share 98 percent of our DNA.
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.
#rwanda #gorilla #mountaingorillas #savegorillas


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Instagram glorious moments: be repost by one of my favorite artist ever... Thanks @leonardodicaprio #Repost @leonardodicaprio (@get_repost)
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#Regram #RG @natgeotravel: photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Rwanda. A picture of Muhoza, a Silverback Gorilla living in the forest of the Volcanoes National Park.
There are only several hundred mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and about half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa.
Gorillas can climb trees but are usually found on the ground in communities of up to 30 individuals. These troops are organized according to fascinating social structures. Troops are led by one dominant, older adult male, often called a silverback because of the swath of silver hair that adorns his otherwise dark fur. A gorilla group is named after the Silverback leading the family. Each gorilla group has distinct and unique characteristic quiet different from another. 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.
Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #rwanda #gorilla #mountaingorillas


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The Potala Palace. Buddhist monks and worshippers come to Lhasa from all over Tibet in order to pray at this major sacred site.
The Potala, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m.
#lhasa #tibet #asia

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Lhasa by night. Among the central streets of the Tibetan capital colors and lights come alive. I was roaming the streets of the city on a tuk-tuk all wrapped in plastic to protect me from the rain when suddenly, I’ve noticed this little side street. I couldn’t resist, I jumped out and ran into this "blade runner" movie's atmosphere. Tibet's holy city is changing fast. The city, once an ancient hub for Buddhism has recently seen increasing modern development leading to a growing connection to the outside world.
#lhasa #tibet #natgeotravel #documentaryphotography #traveltheworld


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Desert Sand Dunes in the Tibetan Plateau, on the road to Tsedeng. With an average elevation exceeding 4,500 metres (14,800 ft), the Tibetan Plateau is sometimes called "the Roof of the World”.
#tibet #asia #desert #documentaryphotography #traveltheworld


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Tibet, Yambulakhang, a fort and historical sighting point in the Yarlung Tsangpo river valley. With an average elevation exceeding 4,500 metres (14,800 ft), the Tibetan Plateau is sometimes called "the Roof of the World”. With its fairytale temples, snow-capped peaks and a population that radiates spirituality, Tibet is near-mythical travel destination. #tibet #documentaryphotography #traveltheworld #somewhere #natgeotravel


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Tibet. In the center of Lhasa, among its famous Buddhist monuments, you can stumble upon a cool fashion photo shooting.
With its fairytale temples, snow-capped peaks and a population that radiates spirituality, Tibet is near-mythical travel destination.
This is a picture from my advertising campaign for Silversea. Discover more @silverseacruises #DeeperOnLand #lhasa #tibet @instituteartist


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A teashop at Shigatse. Teashops are spread all over Tibet so that locals can meet and rest in them.
With its fairytale temples, snow-capped peaks and a population that radiates spirituality, Tibet is near-mythical travel destination.
This is a picture from my advertising campaign for Silversea. Discover more @silverseacruises #DeeperOnLand #tibet @instituteartist


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Tibet, a portrait of Lhamo, a yak breeder, taken at Yamdrok Yumtso lake, 4,400 meters above sea level.
With an average elevation exceeding 4,500 meters (14,800 ft), the Tibetan Plateau is sometimes called "the Roof of the World”.
With its fairytale temples, snow-capped peaks and a population that radiates spirituality, Tibet is near-mythical travel destination.
This is a picture from my advertising campaign for Silversea. Discover more @silverseacruises #DeeperOnLand #tibet @instituteartist


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A picture from my advertising campaign for Silversea.
Here a nun walking in a rose garden during a pilgrimage to the Potala Palace. Buddhist monks and worshippers come to Lhasa from all over Tibet in order to pray at this major sacred site.
Discover more about Silversea Couture Collection journeys @silverseacruises @instituteartist #DeeperOnLand


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Here a picture from my advertising campaign for Silversea.
I’m really happy to be part of this awesome project. Among the Silversea’s team also my dear friend and great photographer @alessandro.grassani and a little-known, but talented, photographer named Steve McCurry @stevemccurryofficial … ;)
In this photo Mr. Wang Tang Yu during a joy and good luck ritual at the Pabong Ka monastery, near Lhasa.
The whole project @silverseacruises #DeeperOnLand


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Here a picture from my 48 hours National Geographic Travel to Milan. People climbing the stairs leading to the Solaria Tower, the tallest residential building in Italy, rising in the Porta Nuova District. This historic, formerly industrial area has been transformed into Milan’s most futuristic district.
To know more have a look to the gallery "Italy's Unexpected Cultural and Artistic Hub" on the NatGeo Travel website @natgeotravel @instituteartist #italy #milan #onassignment


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Tourists visiting the Duomo cathedral terraces. The Duomo is Milan’s most iconic monument. A feat of Gothic architecture, its Italian marble facade, intricately carved windows, and lacelike ornamentation took five centuries to complete. It is one of the largest churches in modern Europe, able to accommodate more than 20,000 people.
My 48 hours National Geographic Travel to Milan has been published this week.
To know more have a look to the gallery "Italy's Unexpected Cultural and Artistic Hub" on the NatGeo Travel website @natgeotravel @instituteartist #italy #milan #duomo #onassignment


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My 48 hours National Geographic Travel to Milan has been published this week.
Happy I’ve been assigned in my own city for once!
Here the entrance of The Mudec, the Museum of Cultures of Milan, a center dedicated to the interdisciplinary research on the world cultures and a meeting place for communities. The large complex hosts a range of cultural events.
To know more have a look to the gallery "Italy's Unexpected Cultural and Artistic Hub" on the NatGeo Travel website @natgeotravel @instituteartist #italy #milan #mudec #onassignment


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Santiago, peasant of Guzman, reaches his planted fields with his strange vehicle, half tractor and half car, invented by himself to move on the hill of the village.
Guzman (population: 80) is a Spanish village like many others. A place that is disappearing, abandoned and inhabited only by a few elderly farmers. Guzman is a one of a kind place. Is a fairy tale–like place where the villagers conversed with farm animals, lived by an ancient Castilian code of honor, and made their wine and food by hand, from the grapes growing on a nearby hill and the flocks of sheep floating over the Meseta.
From the series “The Telling Room” shot on assignment for the New York Times Magazine.
@instituteartist #spain #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism


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A portrait of Asuncion, walking in the fields of Guzman.
Guzman (population: 80) is a Spanish village like many others. A place that is disappearing, abandoned and inhabited only by a few elderly farmers. Guzman is a one of a kind place. Is a fairy tale–like place where the villagers conversed with farm animals, lived by an ancient Castilian code of honor, and made their wine and food by hand, from the grapes growing on a nearby hill and the flocks of sheep floating over the Meseta.
From the series “The Telling Room” shoot on assignment for the New York Times Magazine.
@instituteartist #spain #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism


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Sunset, the house of a peasant is silhouetted against a hill at the outskirts of Guzman.
From the series “The Telling Room” shot on assignment for the New York Times Magazine.
Guzman (population: 80) is a Spanish village like many others. A place that is disappearing, abandoned and inhabited only by a few elderly farmers. Guzman is a one of a kind place. Is a fairy tale–like place where the villagers conversed with farm animals, lived by an ancient Castilian code of honor, and made their wine and food by hand, from the grapes growing on a nearby hill and the flocks of sheep floating over the Meseta.
@instituteartist #spain #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism


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The sky over the Village of Buga. Buga is the poorest village in the Southern region of Burundi.
Located at the heart of the African Great Lakes region, Burundi has weathered more than a decade of violence and troubles. Conflict has contributed to widespread poverty.
A picture from the project “The One Thing”.
@instituteartist #burundi #AndreaFrazzetta #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism


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Danakil, Ethiopia. A ghost town close to the Dallol craters: these are the remains of the extraction implant of potassium built by Italians during the invasion, abandoned in the thirties. Because of political instability in the region, a military escort is required to visit this part of the crater depression. “Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire” will be one of the exhibitions of the next edition of Cortona On The Move Festival. From July to October 2017 at Fortezza Del Girifalco. #Danakil #Ethiopia #Africa #cotm2017 #cortonaonthemove2017


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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // 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 region 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; it is a part of the planet where you feel the throbbing heart of the Earth. My work "Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire" is one of the main exhibition at Cortona On The Move Festival 2017.
@andrea_frazzetta #Danakil #Ethiopia #Africa


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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.
The Afar nomads, who are mainly devoted to the extraction of minerals, live in one of the most inhospitable places on earth, with very little vegetation and temperatures that can reach 120° F degrees.
Here a portrait of Kedir Hydera Adbera, 65, from Hamed Ela. He worked as a salt cutter for 46 years.
My work "Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire" is one of the main exhibition at Cortona On The Move Festival 2017. I hope you could have the chance to visit this beautiful festival in the middle of Tuscany, you have time untill September!
@instituteartist @cortonaotm #danakil #burundi #AndreaFrazzetta #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism #cotm2017


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Dallol is the "Hill of the Spirits”, for the Afar people. It is a land of geysers, crystal formations and sulphurous springs. Dallol is located in the Danakil Depression in a remote area subject to the highest average temperatures on the planet. The term Dallol was coined by the Afar people and means “disintegration”, describing this this constantly changing landscape.
Acidic water, salt, sun, wind, impossible and violent rains have found a fertile desert for their art.
My work "Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire" is one of the main exhibition at Cortona On The Move Festival 2017. I hope you could have the chance to visit this beautiful festival in the middle of Tuscany, you have time untill September!
@instituteartist @cortonaotm #danakil #burundi #AndreaFrazzetta #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism #cotm2017 #cortonaonthemove2017


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From the project “The One Thing”.
Hill of Buga, Southern region of Burundi. The majority of men of the region work as farmers or in the near sugar refinery. In this picture a boy in the fields of sugar cane.
Burundi is both landlocked and resource poor with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector which makes it very difficult to survive, thus making the country heavily dependent on foreign aid.
@instituteartist #burundi #AndreaFrazzetta #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism


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#Repost @nytimes
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How are Ethiopia’s Afar people adapting to tectonic shifts in their way of life? For our latest #virtualreality film, the photographer @andrea_frazzetta visited the hottest place on Earth, where #camel caravans move salt across the vast plains and active geothermal zones turn into a landscape of psychedelic colors. “I come here to push my imagination; to see something new,” @andrea_frazzetta says. “It is so hot you can imagine how 10,000 years ago the sun evaporated the ocean, leaving behind the vast plain of salt.” Visit the link in our profile to see the full story from #Ethiopia. #🐪🐪🐪


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From the project “The One Thing”.
Hill of Buga, Burundi. A crowd attends a special community meeting. They are discussing how to handle a new aid from an NGO.
As in neighbouring countries, the large number of men killed during the conflicts, and the rapid spread of HIV/Aids, have created many poorer and fragile households headed by women or minors, who have little access to non-agricultural resources.
@instituteartist #burundi #AndreaFrazzetta #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary #photojournalism


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