My name is Italo Verdi. I’m from Italy. I am a photojournalist who decided to come to south Zagoria to show to the world the violence that occurred in these places before the outbreak.
Few years before becoming a photographer
I spent 20 years in the Italian army, in rangers corps of the Alpines.
I participated in 4 missions in different states. After that I decided to leave the army to show to the world violence through photos. I have been traveling around the world for 15 years looking for stories with my camera.
I arrived in Chernaruss with the NATO volounteers.
When the outbreak broke out I ran away with some civilians who had hosted me. they took me south to the coast, where we found refuge in one of small villages, but one night one of the windows remained open or was opened by someone, I don't know, and disaster broke out. I ran north. when I stopped, I discovered I was near one of the military bases, I believe Zelenogorsk, and I found some military equipment.
equip myself i left in search of photographic shots and stories to tell.