Silver 2017 / Science / Other_SC (Non-Pro)

MAREA ROJA

  • Photographer
    Simone Francescangeli
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Environmental, Silver in Science/Other

Beginning of 2016, after the influence of Nino, along the coasts of Chile comes the "Marea roja". Normally the "Marea roja" is an excessive proliferation of microalgae. But this time the environmental disaster is unbelievable. Kilometers of coastline turn into an obituary of inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. Immediate the protests from artisanal fishermen. They become more and more pressing until they also leave some biological and microbiological investigations. To date the official reasons were not disclosed. The Government has chosen the path of an agreement with fishermen to keep terminate the protests. Fishermen are clearly thinking this disaster dipend on the pollution from intensive farming of salmons. There are rumors of tons of dead fish and sewage spilled into the ocean.

My name is Simone Francescangeli, I'm a self-made photographer. I come from the Italian province. I picked up the camera with the intention of being able to find a way to express myself in 2010 and just try to tell the life stories of men closely, especially the ordinary ones, related to the need to be able to live day per day. Until now I brought footstes around in Italy, in Europe, South America and Africa.