tommaso rada

Photographer
       
Indian Ocean Europe
Location: Sao Paulo
Nationality: Italian
Biography: Tommaso Rada is an Italian photographer currently living in São Paulo, Brasil. Tommaso Rada is a documentary photographer working on socio-economic issues. His projects describing the surrounding society are aims more to create questions... read on
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Indian Ocean Europe
Credits: tommaso rada
Date of Work: 07/24/18 - 07/31/18
Updated: 10/14/19
Location: reunion
The Reunion Island 

The name recall the ideia of union and perhaps it is because the small island in the middle of the India ocean is a piece of land between the African Continent and the Indian Peninsula. The Reunion, the youngest island of the Mascarene archipelago, is very different from Mauritius and Rodrigues; with its high mountains, an active volcano and a dense rainforest, it is not a typical tropical paradise of the Indian ocean.

The Reunion is 9.000 kms away from its capital, Paris. As a former colony of the French Empire, today it belongs to the French Overseas Department, and therefore to the European Union. In two different referendums, people from Reunion voted against independence, expressing their will to belong to France. 

The community of the Reunion Island is not French or European, neither African nor Indian, its réunionnaise. Along the centuries, due to  colonisation, slaves trade, indentured labour, piracy and transoceanic trade, the Reunion island developed a very diversified population and today it is a place where cultures and traditions coexist and are deeply intertwined.Despite of the geographical paradox of being a piece of Europe in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Reunion Island stands as an example of what Europe is no longer able to be: integration, conviviality, respect and, especially, the will to live together and learn from each others.
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Domestic Borders - The Invisible Wall

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Caribbean Illusion

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The Latest

By tommaso rada — The latest “The Latest” is journey in the lower Portuguese social class, the struggle that 3millions of Portuguese live every day, the 30% of..
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By tommaso rada — Document1 In the 1961 Portugal, governed by the dictator Salazar, started a war in one of hiscolony, Angola. Soon problems emerge also in the..
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By tommaso rada — Pigeons are the oldest domesticated bird in history. Racing Pigeon were used until Second World War as couriers for messages but several military..
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Domestic Border - Portugal—Spain

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