These images are part of a photojournalism project on the Balkans which looked at Kosovo in 2004 and then turned to Bosnia and Albania, focusing on the cooperation activities carried out by the Italian NGO "IPSIA". To explore the whole project go to: www.lucapanvini.com.
Between tradition and modernity, a “Kukeri” carnival in Bulgaria. Pictures by Francesco Martino and Nicola Zambelli.
Mitrovica: a divided city. Some images from the days following Kosovo's declaration of independence. Pictures by Giovanni Cobianchi.
Discovering Georgia's natural and cultural heritage on a journey through the western and eastern regions of the country. Source: www.visitgeorgia.it.
Carnival day in Zagreb – Photographs by Luka Zanoni.
A train trip in Albania. Photographs by the young Albanian photographer and Rome resident Ina Verzivolli.
An explosion at an ammunition depot in Gërdec, 14 kilometres from Tirana, Albania, in March 2008 left enormous damage in its wake. Pictures by Mimoza Dhima.
Some pictures of nationalist protests on the border between Slovenia and Croatia, held on Saturday 26 April 2008.
A group of linguistics researchers, on a mission to collect records of northern Albanian dialects, embark on a fascinating journey through words, stately mountains, and far-flung places. Pictures by Andrea Pandini.
On the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the Women in Black gathered together to ask for "solidarity" and "responsibility" – Pictures by Ilaria Scaglia.
A father and son set out on a bicycle trip from Pristina to the Albanian shore of Lake Ohrid, passing through Tirana, on a pedal-powered journey of encounters with new people and landscapes. Pictures by Paolo Martino.
Green vineyards and olive groves, historic architecture, country roads, agricultural lands, and the deep blue sea give Istria its unique cultural and environmental heritage. Pictures by Andrea Pandini.
In Srebrenica, Bosniak people commemorate the 1995 genocide and bury victims who now, after many years, have finally been identified. At the same time in Bratunac, a few kilometres away from Srebrenica, Bosnian Serbs remember their victims too. A Photo reportage by Mario Salzano.
Goli Otok is a small island, currently part of Croatia, in the northern Adriatic. In July 1949, still part of the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, it was chosen as the location for a concentration camp for Tito regime opponents. Pictures by Anna Da Sacco, Nicola Lott and Andrea Pandini.
They were from other Yugoslav Republics but had been living in Slovenia for years. With Slovenian independence, they lost their rights of citizenship and became the “izbrisani”: the "erased people". Pictures by Fabrizio Giraldi.
A trip to Nagorno Karabakh. Pictures by Matteo Olivieri.
In 2004, Slovenia entered the European Union as a member state. At that point, the border between Slovenia and Italy, once part of the Iron Curtain, became permeable. Today, thanks to the Schengen Agreement, the border is free and open. Pictures by Anna Da Sacco.
A photographic journey to Georgia for a glimpse of the country's art, nature, and new frontiers. Pictures by Matteo Olivieri.
They were farmers. They lived in the mountains of Dukagjin. Today they are refugees in their own country, outcast and poor. They have found shelter just outside Shkoder. Pictures by Giovanni Cobianchi.
Discovering Armenian monuments located between the capital Yerevan and the country's border with Nagorno Karabakh. Pictures by Matteo Olivieri.
A journey from the Black Sea port of Batumi to the snow-covered peak of Mount Kazbek, a 5,047-meter-high dormant volcano. As legend goes, Prometheus was chained to this mountain because he revealed the secret of fire to mankind. Pictures by Luca Sermoneda.
A trip of discovery into Armenia's religious world, its monasteries, and its ceremonies. Photos by Matteo Olivieri.
It is a world where roads are always under construction and, in the summer, beds move outside to rooftops for sleeping under the starry skies. A photo reportage from Dyiarbikir and Mardin, cities in Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia, a unique region willing to be discovered. Pictures by Silvia Pagliacci.
Tracing a journey along one of the great “European corridors” across the Adriatic Sea, over Albanian shores and mountains, up through Macedonia and Bulgaria, all the way to the Black Sea. Pictures from along the Corridor 8 by Arianna Forcella.
Five hundred thousand bunkers from the time of Enver Hoxha's communist regime are still scattered across Albania. Their builders were set on defending Albania from invasions. With a lot of time and a little creativity, some bunkers have been converted into restaurants, others into shelters for the poor. Pictures by Mimoza Dhima.
October 2008: three months after the war between Georgia and Russia, “Assemblea Teatro”, an historic acting company with an international perspective, brought dancers and buskers to theatres and streets across Georgia. Pictures by Valerio Tosi Beleffi.
Some views of the astonishing Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Pictures by Luka Zanoni.
“Here and Elsewhere”, a project about immigrants in northern Italy, has delivered a multimedia DVD with interviews to 30 new citizens of the Area of Vallagarina in Trentino-Alto Adige region. Pictures by Francesco Pernigo.
New buildings are rising everywhere in Yerevan, especially on one central street which is now home to several new commercial and residential apartment buildings. The building have been finished, but they stand vacant. A trip through the old, new, and future houses of the Armenian capital city. Pictures by Giorgio Comai (August 2009).
A winter trip to Romania. From Transylvanian cities to the country's border with the Ukraine. Photographs by Anna Cavarzan.