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Piero Castellano

I am an independent journalist and photojournalist.
I specialize in heritage, street photography, new media activism, civil rights and struggle for them. I look for human stories on wider political, social, or economic backgrounds.
I work as a freelance photographer since 2002. After I settled in Turkey in 2011 I began cooperating with Italian daily “La Repubblica” and international media and agencies. I have covered the 2013-2014 mass protests in Turkey. 
I work on cultural heritage, local traditions (typical food, ethnic gastronomy, craftsmanship) and sea related topics (boat building and restoration, yacht racing, seafaring traditions).
I pay special attention to social and economic issues in depressed areas, including those regarding displaced people, urban refugees, neglected suburbs and craftsmen in disappearing professions, always with an eye on local history.
I am quite active on Twitter.
I write in Italian and English, have photo and video capability.

 
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Interview to a former Türk Hava Kurumu Canadair CL-215 pilot

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The history of two families of winemakers farming an ancient vineyard by a mythological crater lake.

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Why tensions between Turkey and Greece in the Aegean Sea are soaring

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Report from Ankara at the onset of coup attempt (In Italian)

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Anniversary of Gezi protests in Ankara

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Italian restorers for Ephesus' frescoes

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The Yörük migration: travelling with the last nomadic shepherds of Anatolia.

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Civil society organizations train independent observers to assure regularity of Turkey's elections. (In Italian)

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Pro Russia protest on Liberation Day in Prague

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Sailing like the ancient Greeks: the voyage of "Kybele," replica of a 2600 years old ship.

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First woman to become an animator in Turkey’s shadow theater

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Turkish Romani celebrates Kakava and Hidirellez

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Daredevils on the Silk Road: BASE jumping on the Dark Canyon

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Difficult times for the excellent Turkish wines

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Oil wrestling tournament in Turkey's Edirne

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The reconstruction of an ancient fishing boat

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Double suicide bombing of a pacifist demonstration cause carnage in Ankara. (In Italian)

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Afghan refugees in hunger strike sew their lips to protest UNHCR. (In Italian)

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Izmir Catholics miss the Pope's visit

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The only female team of "jirit" in Turkey

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Sword fish hunters in the Straits of Messina

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An analysis of how the so called "Gezi Protests" developed and eventually faded with a photo essay on the mass street demonstrations in Turkey's capital.

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Italian photojournalist reports that a lone Turkish gunman shot Andrei Karlov dead in front of stunned media gathered for an exhibition. (In Italian)

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Camel wrestling is a Turkish tradition that dates back almost 2,500 years. In a lot of ways it's like a goofier and less deadly version of cockfighting. I visited a fight recently and was able to sneak into the arena to get these shots

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An interview to beloved and outspoken Turkish-Armenian rockstar Hayko Cepkin, on the anniversary of 1915 mass killings.

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Questions and unresolved doubts still grip Turkey in the anniversary of the attempted coup, while purges continue.

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A first hand tale of the night of the attempted coup in Turkey's capital. (In Italian)

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Santa Claus hit international headlines early this Christmas when Turkish officials announced they had found his bones, leading to a tug of war with the town of Bari in Italy which says it has the remains of St. Nicholas.

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