In the 7th week of Italian Covid lock-down, it is the 75th anniversary of the Italian Liberation from the dictatorships that brought us to WWII. While now other “leaders”, following the same socialist philosophy, are establishing a new dictatorship all over Europe with the excuse of a virus and the help of bureaucratic non elected worldwide organizations, I decided to homage the real people that freed us. I hope they will do it again, because Europeans are demonstrating one more time to be just sheep ready to lose all their freedom for the impossible promise of safety. Sadly the people’s memory seems to be very short, the same mistakes are going to be repeated and the trust is wrongly given to the fascists that, wearing now a red shirt, rewrote history. Personally I have only one creed: Live free or die! . . . …to the next week!
Wausau, it’s a small town in Wisconsin, in the middle of a beautiful country where the hills are spotted with colorful barns immersed in cultivated fields. Few people in the western world know that in the Wausau area, one of the best species of ginseng is produced. This ginseng is appreciated all over the world and especially in Asia, the largest export market for Wisconsin Ginseng. In 2010 I had the privilege to photograph the cultivation process of the ginseng and portray most of the farmers associated to the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin. For the first International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival I was invited to do an exhibit of the images taken in 2010, part of the book “Wisconsin Ginseng”, and I had the opportunity to take the pictures of the Festival and the correlated events. The festival was great and perfectly organized, the people at the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin and Lori McGehee from Millennium Marketing did a perfect job. A lot of people attended to enjoy the ginseng products offered at the booths and the live performers on the stage. There were meany correlated events, a 5k run, visits to the farms […]