Alessio Romenzi is an award-winning Italian photographer. After moving to Jerusalem in 2009, he covered the wave of revolutions in 2011, mainly focusing on Egypt, Libya and Syria. Along with journalist Francesca Mannocchi he co-directed the documentary “Isis, tomorrow” screened in 2018 at Venice film festival. His work is focused on migrations and conflicts.
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In Wardak province, we witnessed a funeral for two soldiers killed in a night-time ambush by the Taliban. “You invaded us, you gave us the illusion of freedom, you left and now you have resumed bombarding us with your B-52s. Go away, you are no longer welcome,” shouted a man from the back of the room.
In an increasingly inhospitable Lebanon, Syrian refugees are often told to “go back home.” Home, they say, is all they dream of in their harsh exile beset by winter and exploitation.
War, hunger, blackmail, abuse, exploitation, and fear – in Libya, they’ve become an inescapable destiny for migrants fleeing dire situations in their home countries.