Romina Vinci's exhibition "MY FRIEND" at Ferentino Foto Festival

This Friday Romina Vinci opens her  exhibition: "MY FRIEND - a bordo di Nave Sirio" at Ferentino Foto Festival, Italy. 

"My Friend" is a project that Romina made in April 2014 during an experience with the Italian Navy during the Mare Nostrum operation. She was two weeks on board of "Sirius Ship" patrolling the length and breadth of the Mediterranean, and I have assisted in the rescue of 1,154 migrants.

The photographic work documenting the phases of therelief, from when the survivors are rescued by boats, conducted on board the ship and assisted, until the time when they are transferred to the Coast Guard patrol boats to reach the port of Sicilian coast: Pozzallo ( RG) and Porto Empedocle (AG). The rescued migrants were mainly Somalis, Nigerians, Malians, Eritreans, but most Syrians who crossed the Lebanon, Egypt and embarked from Libya to escape the war.

"My Friend" is how, relief and rescue workers, they called each other. The project wants to show the issue of migration from a perspective that goes beyond the sterile calculation of numbers and figures that is rampant in the political and cultural debate, to put the accent on the centrality of human life, and the right of every man, to live in a safe country.


Saturday morning, at 10.30 a.m. Romina Vinci will give also a lecture: "Nuda e cruda: la realtà documentata in viaggio da Haiti allo Sri Lanka" about her photographic projects around the world, from Haiti to Sri Lanka.

"EVIDENCE" at Crossover Web Documentary Festival

Crossover Web documentary Festival is an international filmfestival for the journalistic short format documentary (less than 25 minutes) produced directly for an online audience. 

CWFD takes place in Vejle (Denmark)  from Thursday August 18 until Saturday, August 20. 


The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) presents a broad selection of the best student video productions made during school workshops.

Among the selected documentaries are several award winning stories: “Return to Infancy” by Louise Koustrup (DK) and Kenneth Koustrup (DK) - which won first prize at the Danish POY 2015. “Congratulations, it's a...." by Petra Theibel (DK) and Mathias Svold (DK) - which won first prize at CPOY 2015. “Evidence” by Ella Kiviniemi (FIN) and Romina Vinci (I) - which won second prize at CPOY 2015.



PHOTOTALES at "Fotografia International Festival of Rome"

"Evidence" is one out of only four stories to be selected for the first edition of Phototales - multimedia projects at the XIV edition of the "Fotografia International Festival of Rome".The festival will be held at the Museum of contemporary Art in Rome from the 8th of October to the 17th of January.

The Jury wrote about "Evidence":

The image is a valuable witness of history, damning evidence of reality. So the work of Romina Vinci and Ella Kiviniemi is aptly called Evidence. Here photography expands itself: we are not only observing the portraits of the protagonist – an Eritrean migrant spending his days in a Danish asylum center – but we also look beyond his eyes, into his memory and unconsciousness, thanks to the videos shot by him during his hard journey across the desert and sea. (...)