Marco Ciccolella


We are all different
by Marco Ciccolella
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Project Description

A photographic book by Marco Ciccolella, edited by Loredana De Pace.

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

What the PEOPLE&Places project aims at is connecting people and the places they love. Marco Ciccolella took photos of women and men in many different cities – those same cities where he also lived – and they chose the special place where they go to spend their free time, to rest, to recover or just to stroll.

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

Human beings build cities, but those very cities, in turn, shape people while they are living there. The synergy between people and the places where they live generates a never-ending exchange of energy and emotions.

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

Via a number of information platforms and his social media accounts, the author publishes notices inviting strangers to participate into his long-term project (which is still evolving), and asks them to choose the place they love, where their photos will be taken. First, a long conversation between the two of them is the essence.

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

Marco takes his photos only after having listened to them for a long time, or while they are still telling him why they chose that specific place, what they experienced there and the emotions they feel just by being there.

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

“That’s how I try and portray feelings and expressions showing on people’s faces and through their posture, at that very moment and in that specific place,” says Ciccolella. “As a rule, people like talking about what they love and you can see this on their faces and in their gestures.”

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

PEOPLE&places in theory is a never-ending project and aims at building an ideal ureal big city, consisting of the many different pieces stemming from the relation between places and the people he met. Everywhere, people want to be happy and stay close to their friends and families.

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

This means we all wish to feel we belong, and we all look for love and affection. Therefore, although each and everyone of us has different goals in life, humans are fundamentally similar to each other, irrespective of the country or city to which they belong. At the same time, we are also somewhat different from each other. These characteristics – those who make us similar and, at the same time, make us different – are what Marco Ciccolella examines in his portraits belonging to the PEOPLE&Places project.

Marco Ciccolella – People&Places – Crowdbooks

Would you like to participate?
Please, e-mail Marco

Book Specifications

Cover:Printed 4 colours on Fedrigoni Arena White 350g paper
Language:Italiano, English
The book block is developed in the form of a leporello. The closed format is 16x24cm and consists of 36 sides (=72 pages) printed in colour which open and extend horizontally.

Author Informations

NameMarco Ciccolella
Country Italia


The Italian photo-reporter Marco Ciccolella was born in Brescia and lives… all over the world. Literally. In the past five years, he has lived in four different countries. Today, he lives in Lucca, but you never know for how long he will stay put!

At the beginning of the 2000s, Marco started being interested in photography. The London 2012 Paralympic Games were the turning point of his career as a photographer. Today, he works full time on his photographic and professional projects. He is one of the founding members of the NESSUNO[PRESS] cultural association and in 2022 he has been chosen as its President. All the information on the activities organized by the cultural association is available on the website.

The focus of his activities is developing a series of reportage on social issues. He also focuses on experimenting. In 2013, Marco Ciccolella, together with Emanuele Broli and Laura Predolini, published his first photographic book: Rise again, dedicated to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. This issue was then followed by the 2014 Sochi, 2016 Rio and 2018 Peyongchang issues. Marco has just finished two projects. The first is the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games project and the second is a long project carried out in collaboration with Slow Food Russia, entitled Russia with Pleasure. This is a journey along the trans-Siberian railway in the Russian hinterland, in search of the country’s food culture. As an author, his editor is Ms Loredana De Pace. His works can be purchased on the STORE section of web site.

Loredana De Pace is the editor of the book PEOPLE&Places. We are all different by Marco Ciccolella for Crowdbooks. Freelance journalist, independent curator and lecturer, she is the author of the book TUTTO PER UNA RAGIONE. Ten reflections on photography (emuse, 2017). Since 2004 she has been writing for FOTO Cult magazine, Tecnica e Cultura della Fotografia. She is editor for the visual narrative festival Cortona On The Move and curator for the photography festival ColornoPhotoLife. For NOCSensei she writes in her TAKE CARE of column and works for the platform NON CHIAMATELE LETTURE. He is a photocoach on and collaborates with numerous cultural associations including NESSUNO[Press] and MUSA Fotografia. He has edited several publications, including the monograph MONDI UMANI by Gigi Montali (Corsiero editore) and Promenade. Pathos e ironia in costume by Carlo Traini (Crowdbooks). In the Store section of her website ( she makes available for sale the images of the authors she follows. These include elsa lamartina, Michele Di Donato, Marco Cheli, Stefano Sabene, Marco Ciccolella, Juan Borjia and many others. She is the curator of photographic exhibitions in Italy and abroad, participates in national and international award juries, and collaborates with cultural associations and festivals in the organisation of conferences and workshops. She teaches photographic design, photo editing and communication. She deals with one-to-one consultations and portfolio readings. As an author she has exhibited El pueblo de Salinas and Ecuador: il piccolo gigante (2011, also a book with an introduction by Luis Sepúlveda), Sono un cielo nuvoloso (2014, Galleria Interzone-Roma), Qualcosa è cambiato (Priverno, 2017). Linkedin
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