Invitation to journey
Photographs by Nicola Savoretti
Nicola Savoretti was born in Torino in 1964 from a very peculiar family.
Nicola spent his first thirteen years in Courmayeur among the beautiful
landscapes of the mountains that shaped that attitude to the gaze to nature and its creatures which never more left
him. He grew up and formed his education in three languages: italian, french and russian. In these languages his mother every evening used to read to her sons pages from the great russian and french novels. Since then, Nicola
tells, he had the impression to have read all the books that really counted. After the high school, that he attended
during the Soviet Regime in Moscow, he attended the university in Genève. Since then, he had many tasks, also diplomatic ones.
Among the international humanitarian cooperations the following are worth being remembered: the coordination
of the support to Thailand after the 2005 tsunami, the mobile centers of intervention in Latin America
and in South Eastern Asia, the building of an hospital in Beslan, after the well-known tragic terrorist attack. The
international responsibilities became, time after time, the chance to take pictures that will be the great reportages:
Tibet, Thailand, North Korea, Myanmar, Latin America, not to forget the captivating shots made in New York and
in Europe. This book, born from the selection of thousands of pictures, means to define the complex authorial profile of Nicola Savoretti. His father Piero, in his memories, dedicates a letter to his sons reminding them of what was for him the first way to approach life: sweetness, wonderfully represented by his grandmother, key figure in the family.
Nicola learned from her how strong sweetness can be in the world and found it coincident with his ever-declared
love for life. Insuppressible incentive for his way to narrate through the images.