About the team

fra photo    Francesca Oggiano is an Italian Photographer and Journalist.

Currently she is based in Tunis, Tunisia. Has graduated in Sociology at the University of Rome, La Sapienza she started working as a journalist in Italians newspapers: Il Tempo, Il Messaggero and Omniroma news agency. In 2006 she became member of the Italian journalist association and started working as freelance photojournalist. In 2007 and 2008 she took part in two different workshops, both in Milan, the first one with Lorenzo Castore (Vu agency) and the second with Stefano De Luigi (VII). In 2012 she took part in Antoine D’Agata, Magnum agency, workshop in Madrid. In 2012 she took part in Ojo de Pez photo meeting Barcelona; The Influencers festival exhibition: “Inside – Out” a project by JR’s French artist. Short-listed for her work “The stolen eyes”, a campaign against the use of rubber bullets in Spain, at Sony World photography Award 2012. After a full time works in Italian newspapers and news agencies she focus her independent work on documentary photography, reportage and human rights issues. Since 2009 she started working on her long time project focus on the recycle of the Olympics Villages in Europe: from Berlin 1936 to London 2012 http://www.francescaoggiano.com.

id    Georgia Tsismetzoglou is a Greek documentary filmmaker and an editor.

Currently living in Athens and working as a freelance. Has a graduate degree from the Technological University of Athens, from the faculty of Economics. Since 2003 has worked in several Tv channels and productions companies in Athens as an Executive Producer. In 2008 went to Barcelona where she finished a Master on Creative Documentary in the University of Pompeu Fabra. Has participated in several international workshops and master classes. Since 2009 she has been collaborating with the International Documentary Festival “Ovni – Observatory Archives”, in the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). In 2012 participated in the project North Aegean Narratives, a collaborative project between Greece and Turkey, www.northaegeannarratives.org.  Today she is working as a freelance in audiovisual productions of NGO’s, organizations and social collective projects in Greece and abroad.

cristian photo   Christian Bettini is an Italian web developper, online realtime storyteller

and new media /internet “philosopher” actually based in Barcelona Spain. He developped several project and took part in a few exhibitions in Europe, such as: Donkeyxote ephemeral footprint for Sideways 2012- Belgium; IOI – INPUT OUTPUT INPUT, DHUB – Barcelona Design Museum – Spain; LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacción Industrial – Gijon – Spain; Organization of an art exhibition “European Identity” with german and checs artists – Brescia – Italy. Organization of a contemporay art exhibition “BE- essere semplice in una realtà complessa” 74 young artists from all over the world. -Brescia – Italy. For his original project Donkijote.org he receveid several prizes: Donkijote.org – first prize at Digital LAB – Gijon – Spain; Donkeypedia – first prize Mindtrek Ubimedia Awards – Tampere – Finland. Donkeypedia – Europrix Awards, best web project – Graz – Austria; Donkeypedia in Holland: Knowledgeland / Digital Pioneers, Interregeling E-cultuur, NCDO – National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development AFK – Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, EJID 2008 – European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.

aurora  Aurora Mattone is an Italian specializing in Oriental studies.

Born in Palermo in 1987. Currently attending the master’s degree in Arabic languages and translation at the Department of Oriental Languages at University “La Sapienza” of Rome. She lived several years in different Arabic countries such as Algeria, Syria and Tunisia. During her stay in Tunisia, she co-founded with others  a social and cultural association in the capital city, Tunis. Currently she is based in Palermo and she collaborate with several associations who are working on immigration and welcoming and integration services for those arriving in Sicily.