For our opening, MAISON CLOSE is proud to present Fabio Polese and Gabriele Orlini’s work.
17 th november to 17th december 2017
397/399 charoengkrung 45, sriphraya, bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Fabio Polese is an Italian freelance journalist and photo reporter (Perugia, 1984). A lonely traveler in love with adventures and nature, he has reported from the hottest spot of the World: from Lebanon to Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Donbass (Ukraine). With a special attachment to Asia his main shootings are made in Burma, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh. Author of photographic exhibitions he is also a contributor to some mainstream Italian journals and magazines. Among his publications: Le voci del silenzio. Storie di italiani detenuti all’estero / Voices of silence. History of Italians jailed abroad” (Eclettica Edizioni, 2012), “Strade di Belfast. Tra muri che parlano e sogni di libertà / Streets of Belfast. Between speaking walls and dreams of freedom” (Eclettica Edizioni, 2015) e “I Guerrieri di Dio. Hezbollah: dalle origini al conflitto in Siria/ Warriors of God: Hezbollah from the origin to the Syrian war” (Mursia, 2017). www.fabiopolese.it
Gabriele Orlini. Born in Italy but Porteño for fate, Gabriele became a documentary photographer for an untameable need to tell the stories of those that remain hidden. Staunch advocate of the journey as irreplaceable means of knowledge, he depicts the struggles and contradictions within the world through photography and, sometimes, writing. With the methodological precision of a photojournalist and the completeness of the narrator’s vision he talks about refugees’ suffering, sexual abuse and violence against women in Africa and in South America, brothels and child soldier, social outcasts, … but also about smiles and hope. He has been working in many different countries, among them Cameroon, RD Congo, Tanzania, Moçambique, Angola, India, Bangladesh, Mindanao (Philippines), Argentina, Venezuela, Iraq, Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. His works has been published in many international newspapers and magazines, among them Burn Magazine, Financial Times, National Geographic. Quoting Robert Frost, who knows Gabriele can says he’s having “a lover’s quarrel with the world”. His work is currently represented by ZUMA Press, Inc.