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Massimo Bassano  #NationalGeographicPhotographer #traveling all six continents and #sailing all the oceans. massimonatgeo@gmail.com

English/Italian

The 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth.
I've been lucky.
I saw South Africa before, during, after the most charismatic President of all time.
I heard the cry of hope of young South Africans when Madiba (his nickname in the tribe of belonging) came out of prison after 26 long years.
I saw the hopes come true. A people unite. A Nation grow up.
I followed everything with the participation of the journalist and documentary photographer, and the envy of any citizen. Because a President like that...I wanted him too.
I am proud to have lived in the century of Mandela.
Passionate about history, I look at the Greats of the past, those who have changed the world for the better, only on history books. Mandela I felt it, saw it, lived it. An unforgettable experience. A man who left his mark. The Greatest of the Great. Great, forever.
His vision of brotherhood has transcended human thought.
He was a man who believed in men. But first of all it was an example. Strong, marked, indelible, for all the men of the world.
Happy Centennial President.

I 100 anni della nascita di Nelson Mandela.
Sono stato fortunato.
Ho visto il Sud Africa prima, durante, dopo il più carismatico Presidente di ogni tempo.
Ho ascoltato il grido di speranza dei giovani sudafricani quando Madiba (il suo nomignolo nella tribù di appartenenza) è uscito dal carcere dopo 26 lunghi anni.
Ho visto le speranze realizzarsi. Un popolo unirsi. Una nazione crescere.
Ho seguito tutto con la partecipazione del giornalista e documentarista, e l’invidia del cittadino qualsiasi. Perché un Presidente così…lo volevo anch’io.
Sono fiero di essere vissuto nel secolo di Mandela.
Appassionato di Storia, guardo ai grandi del passato, quelli che hanno cambiato il mondo in meglio, solo sui libri di storia. Mandela l’ho sentito, visto, vissuto. Un’esperienza indimenticabile. Un uomo che ha lasciato il segno. Il più Grande dei Grandi. Grande, per sempre.
La sua visione di fratellanza ha travalicato il pensiero umano. Era un uomo che credeva negli uomini. Ma innanzitutto è stato un esempio. Forte, marcato, indelebile, per tutti gli uomini del mondo.
Buon Centenario Presidente.
#mandela #madiba #sudafrica

I've finally been published on the most important magazine of France, GEO.
And in the most important way for a photographer. They saw one of my photograph and they contacted me so to publish. Nothing else I had to do that shooting a great photograph for what is their taste.
A dream that comes true. It's finally out, so I can show here.
One single frame that says anything about my style. I was close, so close to see through the veil.
But as much I was gentle and not aggressive, she let me photograph her face with calm. As soon as I did, she looked me and moved out. Leaving the other photographers "holding the bag".
#india #rajasthan #geofrance #geo #portrait #pinkfabric #eyes #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeoexpeditions #natgeoadventure #natgeoinspires #UmaiBhawanPalace #Jodhpur #veil #beautifuleyes #kindinvasive
#peoplephotographer

How does a journalist eat?
National Geographic photojournalist Massimo and @myriamcasper are enjoying the first meal at Ekoin Temple in Koyasan, and writing notes at the same time for future articles and captions. The Buddhist vegetarian meal, known as Shojin-Ryori, is quite famous in Japan. Beside the monks that eat such meal on daily basis, the tourists, that visit Koyasan and its temples, have the same opportunity. Besides the personal experience, Massimo is writing all he is tasting. From the flavor to the consistency, the method of cooking to the colors. And, of course, the way to eat as a Japanese Buddhist monk.
Based upon the Sobo Cooking, this cuisine matches the five methods: raw, boiled, fried, roasted, steamed
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the five tastes: bitter, salty, sour, spicy, sweet
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and the five colors: black, green, red, white, yellow

#natgeo #natgeoinspires #natgeocreative #natgeoadventure #natgeotravel #natgeojapan #insidejapan #japan #koyasan #ekointemple #shojinryori #buddhist #buddhism #kobodaishi #mountkoya #japanesefood #buddhistfood #timelapse
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We arrived in the middle of nowhere on the mountains behind Hamada. But the "middle of nowhere" is famous for a restaurant where are served the best udon of the entire prefecture. The Udon Master is named Takashi Imada. He makes udon over 36 years. Everyday. Here is showing us how to eat udon. Practically you must swallow entirely, with a little chew, one or two times, to help to swallow. And udon is loooooong.
I needed the slow motion to show the technic.
@myriamcasper tried successfully.
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#natgeophotographer #udon #takashiimada #japan #japanese #hamada #shimane #swallow #swallowing

The beauty of documentary photography it's that telling real stories we meet real people, and we share with them a moment of their life. We are blessed to be guests of Nogami & Kubota families. They prepared a succulent dinner for us to celebrate a friendship born through photography. Thanks to all to let us to feel the real Japanese hospitality. Me and @myriamcasper are amazed by such generosity and attention.
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#natgeophotographer #japan #japanese #hospitality #friendship #sekishuwashi #japanesepaper #documentaryphotography #storytelling #sushi #sashimi #seaweed #rice #japaneseomeletteroll

Here is the process for one of the most famous delicacy in Tokyo: the Japanese Omelette Roll
It's a bit long...but if you want to taste, then it's nice to know how it's made. It's a real documentary video...quite long for a usual Instagram. Be patient.
The way he plays with the chopsticks and flip the omelette making square, it's amazing. When it's cut in smaller size, you can see that is rolled.
@myriamcasper wanted to taste.
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#natgeophotographer #japan #japanese #japaneseomeletteroll #tsukijimarket #tokyo #eggs #frittata #delicacy #streetfood #streetphotography

The Japanese Omelette Roll is one of the most wanted delicacy in the street of Tsukiji, in Tokyo.
A long line of people wait patiently the time to have one piece. 100 yen for touching the Heaven with a finger.
A video will explain to you as it is made.
First day with @myriamcasper
in Japan.
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#natgeophotographer #japan
#japanese #delicacy #japaneseomeletteroll
#tokyo #tsukijimarket #egg #streetphotography

Another adventure is started. I’m in Japan, pre-exploring local traditions for an extensive project with @myriamcasper whom join me next week.
What a start…I’ve met a real modern Geisha performing her arts according to the ancient tradition. I’ve heard many times about the Geisha, but only coming in Japan in 2003 I really understand as sophisticate and important they are in the Japanese culture. Much more than I never thought, they are a real artists that know many different things as playing instruments, dancing, storytelling and make people smiling and happy. Always keeping at distance. They spray around a kind of light.
This selfie to tell to all of you stay tuned. More to come. It would be a wonderful Japan.

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#japanesefood #wherethesunrises
#followus #newstory
#natgeophotographer

"Good Wednesday" at Badolato Borgo, deep South of Italy, in Calabria. The little village, built on high hill, overlooks the Ionian sea, the deepest and bluest sea of the Mediterranean. Facing east, where the Greek came from over three thousand years ago, the little community tries to keep alive the local tradition. Estear is the most significative. In preparation of that, every day one of the local confraternity brings Jesus Christ to the "chiesa matrice" the main church. A small group of people follow the Cross. "Badolato is loosing inhabitants, and any kind of business" - tell to me Nicola, one of the brotherhood that sings chants during the procession - "there is no grocery store here anymore and we all live at the Marina, the seaside, where facilities are, including schools for our kids". I observe the last elders, mostly women (they have longer longevity, right?) singing and signing the cross on their chests. They are the last connection between the past and the present. And the future?

#badolato #badolatoborgo #badolatoborgodarivivere #calabria #ioniansea #marionio #easter #pasqua #processione #giveafuture #savetradition #confraternita

Summer is ending in Antarctica and this Gentoo chick is getting one of his last meal from the parent whom is regurgitating what he has in the stomach that fished at sea.
The plumage is changing fast and in few days the parents will leave and the chick will be in charge of his destiny. Good luck baby. Thanks for sharing your life with us.
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Antarctica, a unique place on Earth. That's the conference do not miss. Two hours of contents, data, facts, anecdotes, with many photographs and videos. With the Nat Geo photographer Massimo and @myriamcasper
Book your seat on Eventbrite Vancouver, BC.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/photographing-antarctica-an-epic-journey-a-storytelling-talk-tickets-41409977357?aff=es2
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If you love Photography, you cannot miss it!
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If you love Wildlife, you cannot miss it!
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If you love Adventure, you cannot miss it!
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Here we are, @myriamcasper and @massimobassano in a comprehensive Travel Photography workshop in Vancouver, BC. Two days of secrets and tips, our treasure collected over the years shared with you. Theory & practice, bring your camera and lenses, you will be on assignment.
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Limited seats.
Book your spot on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/travel-photograpy-secrets-tips-2-days-workshop-wnat-geo-photographer-tickets-41226936878?aff=es2

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