Martina Albertazzi

Italian photographer and journalist. I work between Italy and the U.S. I am currently based in Los Angeles. Available for assignments.
  
California High (in progress)
Location: Los Angeles/ Rome
Nationality: Italian
Biography: I am an independent documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, California. I am passionate about covering social and gender issues and youth culture. For the past four years, I have been working as a freelance photographer, shooting personal... read on
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California High (in progress)
Credits: martina albertazzi
Date of Work: 01/01/19 - Ongoing
Updated: 09/30/19
Since California legalized recreational marijuana at the very beginning of 2018, I have started to investigate how the cannabis market is changing.
I met urban farmers and entrepreneurs in San Francisco and in the Bay Area who have bet on this business long time ago. Some of them have started indoor farms in the heart of the city, others are working in the very promising edibles industry.
I have attended some of the many social events, like cannabis tours, art classes, queer marijuana drag parties and underground dinners that are now attracting an all new wave of enthusiasts, fueling a billion-dollar industry.
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Break a Thread

By Martina Albertazzi — Magic used to be just for the men. For many centuries women who showed any interest in it were viewed as witches, which could lead to a quick death..
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Molar City

By Martina Albertazzi — The US-Mexico border gets its fair share of attention. The wall. Drug smuggling. And migrant caravans fleeing violence in their home countries...
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In the Shadow of the Vatican

By Martina Albertazzi — I received a Catholic education, not because my parents were particularly religious, but because the church was seen as the center of the..
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The Loneliest Number

By Martina Albertazzi — Studies are painting a bleak picture of an American society that is increasingly isolated and unhappy. Different surveys show how the number of..
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Lion Dance Teens

By Martina Albertazzi — A look into the acrobatic world of a group of Chinese American teenagers passionate about the ancient lion and dragon dance performing art. The..
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The Gipsy Circus

By Martina Albertazzi — The Gypsy Circus On March 2014 I attended a four-day workshop about visual storytelling in Paris and I tried to document the life..
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The Winter Dip

By Martina Albertazzi — It’s an early afternoon in central Beijing where the first snow hasn’t completely melted and a cold, sharp wind is blowing in from the north. A..
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