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Piero Castellano

Italy, Turkey, Europe
Freelance Photojournalist and Writer — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Vice, Al-Monitor
Covers:  Human and Civil Rights, minorities, refugees, displaced people, gentrification, urban refugees, discrimination, heritage, environment, travel, food and wine, Mediterranean area, Italy, Balkans, Turkey
Doesn't Cover: Corporate and Economic news, Glamour or Celebrity news, Sport, unless they are current or breaking news.

I'm a photojournalist and I write in Italian and English. I work on street photography, cultural heritage, rights and struggle for them. RT not endorsement.

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I am an independent journalist and photojournalist.
I specialize in 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...

What was your first job as a journalist?

As a professional it was a story about an outbreak of Leishmaniasis. It was a hit and next I was assigned to cover deaths of asbestos workers

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I'm old enough, but last time it happened in Turkey in 2012: an office required a typed application. I had to go to an antique shop.

How is social media changing news?

News travels faster, can be easier to verify but there's a lot of information pollution: it's crucial to know the context and background.