2022 / Editorial
The Balkan route has become very dangerous for migrants. Thousands of young men are fleeing wars, but Europe has built walls to keep them from getting through. Life in the "SQUAT" is inhumane and unfortunately many migrants fail to reach their final destination. This photo was taken on the border between Bosnia and Croatia and the face of a young migrant tells the whole drama of their life. The consequences of the war are unfortunately also the loss of the dignity of human beings.
Ciro Cortellessa vive e lavora a La Spezia. Ha realizzato i sui reportage in Bosnia, Turchia, Kurdistan Turco, India, confine Pakistano, Vietnam, Kazakistan, confine con la Cina, Kirghizistan, Uzbekistan. Ha ottenuto numerosi riconoscimenti nazionali ed internazionali. Insegna fotografia di reportage e street photography.
Attualmente sta realizzando un reportage lungo la rotta balcanica, Bielorussia e Polonia a seguito dei migranti afgani, siriani, iracheni.