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Two moons

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Staring from the window of the “hotel de los inmigrantes” in Buenos Aires, the gateway of  millions of immigrants arrived with the boats one century ago.
Mi ricordo anni fa, chiacchieravo con Moacir, un affabile contadino di Ilha do Ouro, paesino rurale del Sertão brasiliano. Non riusciva a credere che esistessero altre terre oltre il suo orizzonte. Mi chiedeva se la luna e le stelle della “mia terra” fossero le stesse di lì. Immaginava ci  potessero essere due, tre, cento lune.
Ecco, ora io posso immaginare che i primi immigrati italiani (e da altre parti del mondo) che venivano da villaggi molto poveri potessero pensare che ci fossero due lune. Una che si specchiava sul mare davanti a Fuscaldo e che avevano lasciato… un’altra che li aspettava in Argentina.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

16 Dec 2016

Sand and water

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Sand and water. Ilha Grande, Brasil, July 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

4 Nov 2016

Ismet: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajefo: Ismet“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Ismet Hukic, from Sandzak origins (muslim part of Serbia) owner of a Kafana (coffee bar) in Jarcedoli one of the mahala of Sarajevo, wanted to share “the historic success” of the qualification of the Bosnia-Herzegovina football team to the world cup in Brazil. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

14 Feb 2014

Big celebration in Sarajevo: national football team goes to Brazil

Almost 10.000 of people joyfully invaded streets and squares of Sarajevo to celebrate, cheerfully and all night long, the Bosnia-Herzegovina qualification to the next football world cup in Brazil. For many Bosnians, the historic success represent a rare cause for celebration in a daily life marked by dramatic unemployment rate (almost 50%) and ethnic divisions.

The ironic notice “Skupljam pare za Brazil” (I collect money to go to Brazil) showed by a group of football fans, reminds us the local economic reality as well as the amazing ability of Bosnian to face hard life with good humour.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2013 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

16 Oct 2013

Farewell to Oscar Niemeyer

“I deliberately disregarded the right angle and rationalist architecture designed with ruler and square to boldly enter the world of curves and straight lines offered by reinforced concrete. […] This deliberate protest arose from the environment in which I lived [Rio de Janeiro], with its white beaches, its huge mountains, its old baroque churches, and the beautiful suntanned women.” Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) in his memories “As curvas do tempo”.
In addition to a strong aesthetic sense, Niemeyer also had a deep social sensibility. When he was asked how would he describe life, in one word, he answered: “solidarity”.

Brasilia, Brasil, 2005. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

6 Dec 2012