Entry Title: "UTOPIA"
Category and Expertise: Documentary, General News, Photo Essay, Professional
Entry Description: 2016 mark the 500° anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia .In an effort to define visually what is the meaning of utopia today. I explored the world of so-called realized utopias: intentional communities, social, spiritual, hippie, anarchist,.. settlements where the residents experience and imagine alternative ways of living. As underlined the american artist Steve Lambert utopia rather than a destination is a direction. At same time I tried to understand how these communities, born decades ago, have evolved and how they managed to survive to the pressure of our dominant culture. So far, my project to capture on camera today’s utopias has taken me on a trip around the world from Italy to India, from France and Wales to Spain, Denmark, Holland and Lithuania, trough Usa until Vancouver island.