Gabriele Galimberti@gabrielegalimbertiphoto

Professional photographer, professional traveller, amateur biker - @river_boom /// Contributor for National Geographic @natgeo

http://www.gabrielegalimberti.com/

On assignment for @natgeo together with @paolowoods /// Olivier Picasso photographed in his apartment in Paris. Olivier is Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter’s grandson. He has never met his grandfather but has made a film about him and has worked on various books about him. He is a vocal defender of his grandfather when accusations have been made to Pablo Picasso especially of his treatment of women. He also works with the Picasso Administration, the company that controls all the use of the name, image, rights and work of Pablo Picasso. He has brokered the deal with French carmaker Citroën for the usage of the Picasso name for one of its models #picasso #pablopicasso #paris #art #cubism #eiffeltower


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Tomorrow evening at 19:00 Paolo Woods will be in Berlin to give a talk about THE HEAVENS, the project we did together, that is presently showing at the Freiraum für Fotografie gallery. We will talk about lots of things including Mr. Neil Smith the British Virgin Islands’ Finance Secretary, photographed here in his office in Road Town, Tortola. The BVI is one of the world’s most important offshore financial service centers and the world leader for incorporating companies. There are more then 800,000 companies based in the BVIs but only 28,000 inhabitants. The BVIs are the second-biggest direct investors in China, just after Hong Kong. http://fhochdrei.org/en/event/artist-talk-with-paolo-woods/ #theheavens #tax #paradisifiscali #taxhaven #taxhavens #bvi #berlin @paolowoods


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From my project COUCHSURFING /// Eleina, 22 - Latvia. The family tree fills almost an entire wall of the large living room. Yellowed photos, clippings and handwritten names cover almost every inch. Names have been added by different hands over the years as the family has expanded. It was Eleina who started the chart, a gift to her grandparents when she was still in school. Now it is the elderly couple who patiently continue her work, noting each new birth and grumbling good-naturedly about their granddaughter's failure to finish what she started. It has been a while since 22-year-old Eleina last lived in this big house in Kekava where, occasionally, she still hosts couchsurfers. She was 17 when packed up and left the little Latvian village of her ancestors to study photography in London. Now she divides her time between the two countries, accompanied by one constant companion, the teddy bear she has had since childhood. "It has to be in the same place I am," she says, "otherwise I don't feel at home." The other thing that makes her feel at home in Latvia is walking through the spacious rooms of her grandparents’ house, where every object is a reminder of the past. She also loves their greenhouses. "I feel more at ease here than anywhere else," she explains. "I love to help my grandparents with their tomatoes and vegetables. It makes me feel close to nature." Nature is all around us here, and not only in the lush greenhouses behind her family home. Kekava, though only 15 minutes from Riga, is known as the "chicken village," for its hundreds of chicken farms. One evening, Eleina's grandparents roasted a delicious one in my honor. They were exceptionally hospitable, giving me my own room with a private bath on a separate floor from their rooms. Eleina and I had long talks about life and photography, the career we have in common. "I'm proud of my country's dramatic history," she told me during one of our leisurely sightseeing strolls. "I'm proud to come from a nation that's small and strong.” #couchsurfing #latvia #familytree #traveling #sharing @couchsurfing


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Seeking for attentions! #attentions #seeking #attentionseeking #peackock


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On assignment for @natgeo together with @paolowoods /// Yaoliang Liu working on a copy of a Picasso. Yaoliang Liu is a 49-year-old painter that lives in Dafen, a small village on the outskirts of Shenzhen famous for being the world hub of painting reproduction. Here scores of painters work reproducing anything from Leonardo’s Mona Lisa to Warhol’s Marilyn from Van Gogh’s Sunflowers to classic Chinese art. Most copies are ordered trough internet where clients can choose the original to be reproduced, the size, the frame and even change the colors of the original to better suit particular needs. It is a real industry that even copies and produces in an assembly line manner with some artists specialize in one area of the painting (like the sky in Van Gogh’s Starry Night). Liu reproduces Picasso’s daily and cannot quantify how many he has made in his career. #picasso #dafen #china #pablopicasso #reproduction #shenzhen #art #cubism #fake #painting


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From my project TOY STORIES /// Ivy, 3. La Paz, Bolivia #toys #toy #toystories #lapaz #bolivia #game #play #kids


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Photo by @paolowoods and @gabrielegalimbertiphoto for @natgeo /// Guernica is probably Pablo Picasso’s most famous painting, done in 1937 it is today in the Reina Sophia Museum in Madrid. It shows the consequences of the bombing of the village of Guernica by German and Italian planes. A class of Spanish children has been brought to see the work of art. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Gabinete de Prensa /// #picasso #art #guernica #pablopicasso #madrid #reinasophia #cubism #children #guernica


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Tanzania, somewhere between Ngorongoro and Serengeti - A group of teenager Maasai newly circumcised. The Maasai of Tanzania and Kenya have a series of rites of passage that accompany boys into adulthood. Every 10 or 15 years a new warrior class will be initiated into the tribe. Boys between the ages of 10 and 20 are brought together from all across the country. Dozens of houses are built that will serve as the place of initiation. The night before the ceremony, the boys sleep outside in the forest. At dawn, they return to the little makeshift homestead for a day of singing and dancing. They drink a mixture of milk, cow’s blood, and alcohol and eat piles and piles of meat. After the festivities, boys who are of age (12-16) are ready to be circumcised. The Emuratare is the most important ceremony in the life of a Maasai boy. Once circumcised, the tribe will consider him a man, warrior, and protector of his village. As the young man makes his way to where the elders will circumcise him, friends and family members will taunt the boy by saying things like “If you flinch, we will disown you.” The Maasai value bravery of their warriors and the circumcision is a boy’s first way to prove his courage in the face of severe pain. It takes about 3 months for the circumcision to heal and during that time the young men wear black clothing and live in huts built by the women of the village. The Maasai boy is now warrior. #maasai #tanzania #child #rite #boys #serengeti #ngorongoro #adulthood


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From my project TOY STORIES /// Julius, 3. Lausanne, Switzerland #toys #toy #toystories #toystory #play #game #games #lausanne #switzerland #kids #kid


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The story that Paolo Woods and I did on Picasso for @natgeo is out and is cover! Picasso has had a big influence on us as you can see…
Immense thanks to Todd James and Claudia Kalb.
@paolowoods #picasso #genius #coverstory #cubism #art #natgeo #spain #china #usa #guernica #corrida #malaga #miamiartbasel


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In Rio de Janeiro, sports are life – and life is not a spectator sport. Little playing fields steal back space from the asphalt and traffic circles, defying cars and buildings alike. They creep in amongst the steep and winding streets and are sketched into the golden sands that have made this city immortal. Rain forests and granitic cliffs are a testing ground, where distinctions of gender, race or religion cease to exist. The differences between high and low are made level. Kids from the favelas that cling to the hillsides come down into the city, losing themselves among the upper-crust bourgeoisie fwell-heeled from Ipanema and Leblon. A surfboard, a soccer ball or a skateboard is all it takes to make them indistinguishable. Social background doesn't matter for the players of the Flamengo basketball team portrayed in this picture; difference sit sinks while when the girls from the Brazil national synchronized swimming team, Brazil national champions, float over the twirl in the water. Sports blend favela boys in love with football, bikers rolling down the seaside and surfers resting on the beach, as those shown in these images. Call it the miracle of motion – motion that changes perspectives and revolutionizes viewpoints, as in these photos, which provide a portrait of a city and its inhabitants as they have never been seen before. @edoardo_delille #drone #dronephoto #dronephotography @djiglobal #fly #drones #dji #brazil #rio #riodejaneiro


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Tanzania. Two Maasai men are talking outside of their village which is located just outside of the Ngorongoro crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region.
The 2009 Ngorogoro Wildlife Conservation Act placed new restrictions on human settlement and subsidence farming in the Crater, displacing Maasai pastoralists, most of whom had been relocated to Ngorongoro from their ancestral lands to the north when the British colonial government established Serengeti National Park in 1959. The construction of luxury tourist hotels in the Conservation Area allows people to access "the unparalleled beauty of one of the world's most unchanged wildlife sanctuaries", according to a government brochure, even as thousands of Maasai have suffered forcible eviction and have been denied access to water sources for their livestock. The Crater was voted by Seven Natural Wonders as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in Arusha, Tanzania in February 2013. #tanzania #ngorongoro #crater #africa #maasai


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