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LOST THE WAY HOME
In the city of Hamburg tens homeless, and poor people live on the street, having suppor and care by volunteers and governmental organizations. During the COVID-19, Governmental support was reduced in order to reinforce hospitals and public offices facing the pandemic. Homeless and street people were alone, with the only support of the volunteers. A little Hamburg’s organization of physicians offer support through medical cares and food to homeless. I followed them for 3 weeks and a project is still on going.
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli


EMPTY CITIES
Lockdown in Germany during the Covid-19. Most of the activities were stopped by the Government with the aim to reduce the contamination with Coronavirus. In the area where I live, in big cities around as Hamburg and Hannover, only basilar serivices were granted with very stricht rules..
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli

STAYING HOME AT
COVID-19 TIME

Coronavirus lockdown brutaly interrupted the schools activities, and million of children in the world was forced home, in most cases without going out. This story tell how my children faced the lockdown at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, in the first weeks of the lockdown.
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli

ANNET NAGESA
Is an Ugandan 27 athlete with Diversity in sex Development, was suggested by Internationagl Athletic Federation Association to get a ingection due to an over production of testosterone. She accepted, but after all she discovered that she get a surgery to cut off the gonades. Annet was candidate to attend the Olimpic Games in London in 2012, that she didn’t attended due to the consequences of the siurgery. She cannot now come back in Uganda due to her life risk based on how the LGBT comminity are discriminated in Africa. she is Asylum seeker in Germany.
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli




WAKALIWOOD
Wakaliwood is a nickname for the film industry developing in Wakaliga, a slum in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Its main director is Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey. Wakaliwood is best known for its ultra-low budget estimated to be in the region of $200. Isaac leads also Raamon Productions that produce the films. Films are all self produced and set design are even realized with very low materials. Wakaaliwood is recognized for violence movies, as well many themes are kung fu related. Many children want to learn Kung fu. Martial art is not used for self defence but as an opportunity to recite in movies with kung fu themes. Children find in Kung Fu a way too grow up and to escape from poverty. Pictured: Master Mustafa Lee Kasekende, (38 orange shirt) trains children in Wakalowood
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli

ZABALEEN
In a huge neighbourhood of Cairo city, live the Zebelins. They are a christian community dedicated to collect garbage from Cairo. The neighbourhood is called The Garbage City, as the Zebelin bring there every kind of garbage to separate the materials that are than sold in the recycling market. Smell, dirty places, a large number of stray dogs and cats, as well as sheeps and goats, associated with the big ammount of garbage make the life in the neighborhood almost impossible. Zebelin are about 70/80 thousand in Cairo they sell the 80% of the garbage they collect in Cairo, doing so Zebelin are a very important part of the process to maintein a clear city. However, the government is going to replace Zebelin with some west Companies and this is going to cause a little of problems between Zebelin and the authorities.
Pictured: A dealer is seen smoking Shisha in her shop in Garbage city
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli

CAMEL MARKET
Egypt’s largest camel market is held at Birqash (pronounced Bir’ash), a small village 35km northwest of Cairo, just on the edge of the Delta’s cultivated land. It’s not for the faint of heart – many traders treat the camels with intense cruelty. Hundreds of camels are sold here every friday. Most of the animals are brought up the Forty Days Road from western Sudan to just north of Abu Simbel by camel herders, and from there to the market in Daraw in Upper Egypt. Unsold camels are then hobbled and crammed into trucks for the 24-hour drive to Birqash. In addition to those from Sudan, there are camels from various parts of Egypt (including Sinai, the west and the south) and sometimes from as far away as Somalia. They are traded for cash or other livestock, such as goats, sheep and horses, and sold for farm work or slaughter. Smaller camels go for as little as LE750, but bigger beasts can sell for LE6000 and up. Pictured: Camels are seen throught a window at the Weekly Birqash camel Market.
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli

THE CITY OF THE DEAD
The City of the Dead is a millenary cemetery full of historical-artistic mausoleums and sufi sheikh shrines located in the Eastern suburbs of Cairo. Its steady appearance over time and the rocks, which impels fear on the Egyptians self, actually hides a microcosm full of life where entire families have grown up. Historical evidence shows that the cemetery has been inhabited since its first construction, but a massive movement of people occurred in the 50s with the phenomenon of urbanization of the capital. Among (and in) the tombs people are born, live and die. The City of the Dead has a very active economy, walking among the tombs you can find shops and workshops, shoemakers, mother-pearl inlayers, lute makers,
blown glass artisans and much more. Every Friday morning the southern area of the cemetery, next to Sayyeda Aisha Mosque, hosts one of the biggest open market in Africa, mainly specialized in animals. Although the inhabitants of the City of the Dead have obtained over the years some basic services such as electricity, water and post offices, the Government had forbidden the habitation and wants to forcibly transfer the locals to new cities in desert territories outside of Cairo, triggering different reactions from the people. Some hope for a real house, but others are instead fond of the place where they were born and raised and where their social life is

© 2020 Antonino Condorelli.

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is a fascinating large warm-blooded fish that roams the world’s oceans. They are a highly valued prize in the world’s fishing industries and the estimated value of the bluefin tuna catch in the Mediterranean is €300 million. The sheer value of this market has given rise to one of the more recent developments in Mediterranean fisheries – the tuna farm. There are now over 40 offshore tuna farms in the Mediterranean Sea. Each summer 20 to 30,000 tonnes of fish are caught in vast dragnets and towed to these farms. The fish are regularly fed until they reach the target size of around 250kg…
© 2020 Antonino Condorelli