Arianna Pagani (1988), is an Italian freelance photographer. Her approach to photography is documenting social issues-related stories through the means of reportage, following the professional ethics of photojournalism. She spent a year in Turkey, covering the wave of clashes between the government and political groups. She started following the flow of Kurdish refugees arriving from Syria into Turkey, producing some extensive reportage. Later she moved, at different times, in the Balkan area – particularly in Bosnia, where she developed in-depth stories investigating on the role of women during the war, both as resistance and as victims of violence. She started following Iraqi events in 2014. Since then, she returned several times in Iraq to document the Northern crisis after the capture of Mosul. In 2017 she followed the liberation of the city of Raqqa in Syria. She also worked in Tunisia and Lebanon.
Sara Manisera is a freelance journalist. She has an MA in Euro-Mediterranean Relations and the Arab world from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, and a degree in International Relations, Milan. She studied and investigated the Italian mafia, ‘Ndrangheta, and the exploitation of migrant workers in agriculture. Her reports focuses on women, conflicts, civil society in the Middle East, in particular in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Tunisia. She produced reportages for several Italian and international newspapers about the struggle of Tunisian mothers in search of lost children at sea, the Mosul and Raqqa offensive and the wives of the Isis fighters.
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