Silver 2019 / Editorial / General News

Open Eyes

  • Photographer
    Valerio Nicolosi
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/General News

Open Eyes tells the Mission 48 of the NGO "Open Arms" left on the 22nd of july 2018 from Palma de Mallorca, where the ship had arrived the day before to disembark Josefa and the lifeless bodies of a woman and a child found a few days earlier in international waters. The mission took place in the Libyan SAR area where just after midnight on August 2, about 55 miles from the coast, it rescue a raft with 87 people aboard of which 84 Sudanese (many from Darfour), a Syrian, a Gambian and an Egyptian.

Journalist born in Rome in 1984. He collaboreted with the international press agency as Reuters and AP, leading Italian and european network. Covering the terrorist attacks both in Paris and Brussels. With ICRC he has made few reportages from the Syrian-Lebanon border about the crises of refugees. He has been few times in the Mediterranen Sea for Search and Rescue operation with on board the Italian military vessels and ONG "Open Arms. Has published 3 books of photography, Bar(N)Out, Befilmaker a Gaza and (R)Esistenze. He is based in Rome where he collaborates with MicroMega.