The bravery comes from the sea

In the third millennium there are still men, women and children who rely on divine providence even before fate, on a small boat to cross the Mediterranean Sea.The migration issue is first and foremost a humanitarian tragedy.  In the media narrative of this new Odyssey, so current, given the multiple daily landings from the North African coast, what is missing most of the time is the soul of the story: its unveiling.What are the ups and downs, the anguish and deep passions that move these people? What happens in this sea that devours more and more human lives daily? And who brings them back to the surface? The reportage “The bravery comes from the sea”  by Luca Catalano Gonzaga, only photographer in the world to have a chance to get on board all means used by  the Italian Coast Guard (ships, helicopters, planes, patrol boats), tells with all its authenticity the drama of this migratory phenomenon that moves whole populations across the hemisphere, but especially highlights the different phases of the rescue at sea: from the sighting of the damaged boat, often crammed beyond belief, to the delicate approach phase to the final rescue.


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Witness Image is a non profit organization founded by Luca Catalano Gonzaga, which combines photography and journalism.

Its’ purpose is to narrate the great transformations of our time through a number of projects.


Witness Image aims to document the world disorder of our day through images and their stories such as: the causes and consequences of the war, child abuse, hunger, poverty, injustices, natural and environmental disasters.


Witness Image wants to build a reflection on the right of people to remain themselves in this era of great political and socio-cultural changes.

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