Bilingual: Italian / English
22x22 cm, 128 pages
The book was awarded the International Festival of Rome Best Photobook 2008
This books sets out to describe Russia’s heart and soul (Dusha). Between 2002 and 2007, Davide Monteleone travelled across many ex-Soviet Republics, capturing the melancholy, the joy and solitude of Russian people. That famous spirit, imperceptible and indefinable, is revealed iconographically and poetically in this series of photographs, distant yet intimate at the same time.
(Potenza, 1974) He began working as a photojournalist in 1998. Over the years his work has been published by the most prestigious national and international newspapers. He has focused his interests on multiple topics. In particular he has dealt with news, conflicts and social issue. In 2002 he moved to Moscow. This experience marks his professional growth and his way of photographing. In 2007 and 2009 he won the World Press Photo with images of Beirut and with a reportage on Abkhazia. He has been a member of the Contrasto agency staff since 2001.
Luca Nizzoli Toetti
Giovanni Cocco, Caterina Serra