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Fethiye: Tuesday market

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Fethiye (23 August 2011) – Not even a heat index that reaches 34 degrees could stop the big market that takes place every Tuesday in Fethiye, a city in the south-western corner of Turkey. This market is very popular and you can see a lot of tourists mixed with the local people.

The “vegetarian” part of the market is extremely colorful, with thousands of different fragrances. This is the area where you won’t see so many foreigner, but only people who are really interested in shopping and who, like me, just wants to annoy, pointing the lens in the face of the unlucky traders.

I have already been several times in Fethiye, and I remembered this place exactly like this, a piece of heaven, from my point of view: heat wave, boiling sea water, the usual tourist’ trinkets, but with “human” prices, if I consider what it means being a tourist in Italy, for instance.

Unfortunately, I won’t stay here too long, I’m just passing by, and I’m looking with envy all the tourists who have to get by from a daily trip to the 12 islands and an excursion to the Butterfly Valley. Not to mention the wonderful Marina, with many sailing boats, which will always have a special place in my heart.

I don’t know if I have to say goodbye forever to this place or whether, as always, I will come back again. But in the meantime I want to remember Fethiye in this way.

Paola Sarappa

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23/08/2011 at 3:11 pm

5 Picture Story – A problem called Berlusconi

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One of the more important principle that a journalist should always try to respect is objectivity. Since I started working as journalist I’ve always done my best to be neutral, trying to leave comments and opinions to the reader. Quite easy to say and far less easy to carry out.

The desire to direct the mind of the reader toward your own thought is often overwhelming, especially if you are writing on a topic you really care about, but often also if you have all the goodwill to be nonpartisanship this happens unconsciously.

The beauty to have a blog is that none of this matters. You can write about your real thought, without the fear to be judged as factious. So in this case, I’m not afraid of deploying myself with that part of Italy who never liked his prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, and will never do.

For this assignment I attended the protest against Berlusconi, which took place the 13th of February at Richmond Terrace, in front of Downing Street, in the centre of London. In the same day, in over 200 cities in Italy the people demonstrated against Berlusconi. This small picture story is my contribution, as an Italian offsite, to the protest.

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14/03/2011 at 8:43 pm

Street Photography: in the Year of the Rabbit (祝贺大家春节好!)

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02/02/2011 at 1:11 am

Street Photography Assignment – First two attempts

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01/02/2011 at 10:33 pm

Person at work – Vol.2

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We had to choose two different work situations for the first assignment “Person at work”. My brilliant idea was to take photos of a magician just near my flat: palm reading, crystal balls, tarots. I couldn’t ask for more.

So I went there the first time, but it was closed. I tried to call and I booked and appointment for the day after, 10am. I woke up early to get ready and I went there again. I put all my will and my courage to go there, without any fear. And finally I made it.

I rang the bell, I got upstairs and I made my proposal to this beautiful woman who opened the door. unfortunately she didn’t understood my reason. As I was guessing is something really private and secret. No beating around the bush: impossible to make a project about this kind of job. The disappointment was immense, but I need to resign myself to that.

So I had to change subject, but by that time I had wasted two days already and the deadline was not so far. I opted for something easy, possibly in an open space this time, just to change a little from my first choise, the tattooist.

What better than a street artist and where if not in Covent Garden.

Paola Sarappa

 

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19/01/2011 at 2:13 am

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