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Alessio Franconi

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Finland, finally in bookstores

FINLAND I am enthusiastic to say that from today you can find my latest book, Finland, in bookstores. The book is Published with Feltrinelli and Morellini Editore publishing houses. Finland is one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries in Northern Europe. Much of the Country is further north than even Iceland, parts of Alaska […]

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Opening in Rome under the Aurelian Walls

the OPENING IN ROME UNDER THE AURELIAN WALLS It was a real pleasure and honour to open the exhibition under the Aurelian Walls in Rome in the touching location of the Rome War Cemetery. A site with a long and important history behind it. While the Cemetery is part of our recent history, the walls […]

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Opening at Dragone Castle

OPENING AT DRAGONE CASTLE The thirty-ninth exhibition of Here they fought! was inaugurated on Saturday 29 April at Dragone Castle in Camogli. This time on display, for the first time, the photographic shots of the last chapter realised: Italy 1943 – 1945. ITALY 1943-45 This chapter crosses Italy from South to North showing bloody battlefields […]

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Seville

Seville, have you ever thought about it? Have you ever thought about a trip to Seville? If your answer is no, now it’s the time to think about it. In this post I will tell you why to go there and when. Why Seville? Seville is unique. Its atmospheres are unmatched in the world. You […]

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Exhibition in Tallinn at Kiek in de Kök medieval tower

Opening of Here they fought in Tallinn Opening in Tallinn! After the Fotomuuseum in 2017 we get back to Estonia, this time in the splendid scenario of the medieval tower Kiek in de Kök in the ancient heart of the Baltic capital. On display there are a selection of shots from the reportage Here they […]

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Futuro House

Futuro House, symbol of an era Only the sparkling creativity of the 60s could have been behind the inspiration of such an eclectic idea like the Futuro House. Those were the times of the great space conquests when the human being was preparing the first landing on the moon.   Finnish design looking up to […]

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Opening at the European Parliament hall in Helsinki

European Parliament in Helsinki: Opening of the exhibition at Eurooppasali An important milestone “Here they fought!” opens at the Eurooppasali of the European Parliament in Helsinki. It is an important milestone as it reaches the 30th stop and the sixth European country of exhibition.   Europe Day The exhibition is part of the official program […]

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Forte Garda, the opening

Forte Garda, the opening Here they fought! Is back on the Garda Lake at Forte Garda. Forte Garda: After the first exhibition that took place during 2021 about the Alpine front, ‘Here they fought’ comes again to Riva del Garda with an entire focus dedicated to the Carpathian Mountains. ‘Here they fought’ is available up […]

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Ukraine, the end of Freedom

Ukraine, the end of freedom My first trip to Kiev, an amazing city In 2015 I made my first trip to Ukraine in Kiev. I was surprised in front of a city that we, westerners, don’t know much about. It is a city filled with historical monuments, UNESCO sites and over one thousand of years […]

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Alpini Sempre Literary Prize

Alpini Sempre the Italian National Literary Prize It was with great honour that I received the literary prize Alpini Sempre. It’s a prize that gave me motivation after the great effort I spent in keeping alive the historical and field searches of my reportage “Here they fought!” reaching many remote areas along the Alps and […]