Marco Palombi, a Roman photojournalist, has been travelling around the world since the ‘90s collecting images and videos for his reportage. Ethnic minorities, nomadic peoples, and the contrast between the West and East are the nucleus of his photographic research
Since 2007, he has been publishing his reportage in the Italian daily newspaper “La Repubblica” and in “La Stampa”.
Among the latest countries he has documented are Haiti, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso, Lebanon, Iran, Oman, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Syria, Ethiopia and Niger.
In 2014 his feature film “Waiting for Tomorrow”, shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was screened at the International Film, Food and Videodiversity Festival in Trento.
In 2015, he documented the tragic disembarkation of migrants in Italy and the first-aid and emergency treatment at the reception center in the port of Augusta (Sicily).
In 2017, he went to Kazakhstan to witness the inhumane conditions of coal miners working 600 meters below the surface in the Karaganda mines. In the same year, he travelled to Khartoum (Sudan) for the ten-year anniversary celebration of the Salam Center hospital, with Emergency Association.
His recent stories include:
Ethiopia – the dam that erases people and their traditions
Haiti – malnutrition and food safety
Syria – in the houses of children saved from the war
Niger – migrants in the land of the suspended ones
Burundi- together with AVSI in a green country where the youth is taught about the future
Ecuador – Where a part of Amazonia is turning into the black-oil well
Beirut – Ordinary stories where the void is not just someone’s pain
Lebanon – The adventure of little Syrians
Jordan – Zaatari Camp – refugees for 11 years
Tanzania – The beautiful youth at the civil service
Tanzania – In” Kila Siku” center the rehabilitation means community
Moldova – At the border with Ucraine,the stories of the war that doesn’t end
Interview of Marco Palombi – Guardare gli altri e disegnare il mondo
His shots have been used for book covers:
Maria Pace Ottieri
Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti
(2015, nottetempo edizioni).
Premio Grinzane Cavour 2003,
a book who inspired Marco Tullio Giordana for his movie (2005)..