A profound experience through history, architecture and photography: this is what the LifeGate trip in Eritrea, organised for you from 1 to 10 December 2017, offers.
It'll be like going back in time, moving through the unique charm of late 19th and early 20th century architecture, in contact with the contradictions of the Italian colonial period. It'll be the opportunity to immerse yourself completely in an almost forgotten past and becoming conscious of the indelible trace that Italy left on a faraway land, a place that for many Italians was also considered "home" in the past century.
This experience will be enriched by a Reportage Photography Workshop coordinated by professional photographer Massimo Bicciato, born in Asmara into one of the families who first migrated to the country at the end of the of 1800s, a person who knows this country deeply. To participate in the workshop it isn't necessary to be an expert photographer, but it is very important to be thirsty for knowledge.
In Asmara bars you can taste the atmosphere of the 1940s and 50s © Massimo Bicciato
The historic train towed by the Mallet locomotive © Massimo Bicciato