Rote Distel

by Davide Monteleone


Photographs: Davide Monteleone

Text: Davide Monteleone and Lucia Sgueglia

Publisher: Kehrer

128 pages

Pictures: 70 colour illustrations

Year: 2012

ISBN: 978-3-86828-294-8

Comments: 18 x 24 cm, german, hardcover

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"...eradicate the red thistle to destroy the idea of freedom in each Russian soul." Leo Tolstoy in his last novel "Hadji Murat", 1901

The red thistle is the symbol used by the Caucasian freedom fighters and hence stands for independence and freedom in a region that has been hotly contested for centuries. In early 2008 Davide Monteleone embarked on a long journey through the North Caucasus. His goal was to explore with his camera how people can live in a place where human rights violations, ethnic conflicts, suicide bombings and other extreme situations have become the order of the day. What he found were people suspended in a state of waiting, hoping for change, for democracy, for modernity and, more than anything, for normality. Looking at Monteleone’s photographs, the viewer has the feeling that they show a pause in the midst of events that may at any moment turn out for the good, or descend into catastrophe.

Davide Monteleone (b. 1974 in Potenza, Italy) studied photography and journalism before working as Moscow-based correspondent for major international newspapers. His work has won the World Press Photo, the Emerging Photographer Grant of the Magnum Foundation, the Freelens Award, the Aftermath Project Grant and the European Publishers Award.


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Rote Distel

by Davide Monteleone


Photographs: Davide Monteleone

Text: Davide Monteleone and Lucia Sgueglia

Publisher: Kehrer

128 pages

Pictures: 70 colour illustrations

Year: 2012

ISBN: 978-3-86828-294-8

Comments: 18 x 24 cm, german, hardcover

sold out

"...eradicate the red thistle to destroy the idea of freedom in each Russian soul." Leo Tolstoy in his last novel "Hadji Murat", 1901

The red thistle is the symbol used by the Caucasian freedom fighters and hence stands for independence and freedom in a region that has been hotly contested for centuries. In early 2008 Davide Monteleone embarked on a long journey through the North Caucasus. His goal was to explore with his camera how people can live in a place where human rights violations, ethnic conflicts, suicide bombings and other extreme situations have become the order of the day. What he found were people suspended in a state of waiting, hoping for change, for democracy, for modernity and, more than anything, for normality. Looking at Monteleone’s photographs, the viewer has the feeling that they show a pause in the midst of events that may at any moment turn out for the good, or descend into catastrophe.

Davide Monteleone (b. 1974 in Potenza, Italy) studied photography and journalism before working as Moscow-based correspondent for major international newspapers. His work has won the World Press Photo, the Emerging Photographer Grant of the Magnum Foundation, the Freelens Award, the Aftermath Project Grant and the European Publishers Award.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Rote Distel

by Davide Monteleone


Photographs: Davide Monteleone

Text: Davide Monteleone and Lucia Sgueglia

Publisher: Kehrer

128 pages

Pictures: 70 colour illustrations

Year: 2012

ISBN: 978-3-86828-294-8

Comments: 18 x 24 cm, german, hardcover

sold out

"...eradicate the red thistle to destroy the idea of freedom in each Russian soul." Leo Tolstoy in his last novel "Hadji Murat", 1901

The red thistle is the symbol used by the Caucasian freedom fighters and hence stands for independence and freedom in a region that has been hotly contested for centuries. In early 2008 Davide Monteleone embarked on a long journey through the North Caucasus. His goal was to explore with his camera how people can live in a place where human rights violations, ethnic conflicts, suicide bombings and other extreme situations have become the order of the day. What he found were people suspended in a state of waiting, hoping for change, for democracy, for modernity and, more than anything, for normality. Looking at Monteleone’s photographs, the viewer has the feeling that they show a pause in the midst of events that may at any moment turn out for the good, or descend into catastrophe.

Davide Monteleone (b. 1974 in Potenza, Italy) studied photography and journalism before working as Moscow-based correspondent for major international newspapers. His work has won the World Press Photo, the Emerging Photographer Grant of the Magnum Foundation, the Freelens Award, the Aftermath Project Grant and the European Publishers Award.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com