Angelo's 300 Days Journey

One man's expedition around our disappearing world

By Ephemera documentary

Angelo Chiacchio

Exploring Salar de Uyuni (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

In 2018, European designer and photographer Angelo Chiacchio set out on a solo journey around the world.  

Meeting the Himbas (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

He wanted to personally experience the most unique and fragile places, and ways of life, on our planet. 

Exploring the Everglades (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

He also wanted to document the diversity and fragility of the world's natural and cultural heritage.

Map of Angelo's travels by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

The journey started in his hometown in Southern Italy and took him to Africa, Asia, Oceania, South America and the United States.

Exploring Upper Mustang (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

In his quest for traces of humankind’s authentic heritage, he sought to visit the most remote,  and often inhospitable, places on Earth. 

Exploring Palau (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

From small island nations out at sea...

Rainforest's dormitory (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

...to the depths of a rainforest…

Exploring Namibia (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

...to the African desert.

Sailing with Maldivian fishermen (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

Angelo spent his time with locals, observing their daily rituals, the tools they use, their social structures and most of all, the relationship they have with the natural environment. 

Exploring The Cordillera Blanca (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

Angelo documented his findings with high-resolution digital photography, drone videography, 360° videos and 3D scans. 

Editing on the go (2018) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

The project was also a creative challenge, which required constant filming,  editing and sharing high-quality photography and video while traveling continuously over the course of 300 days. 

End of the journey in Matera by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

This digital exhibition chronicles what Angelo saw, what he learned and what he will never forget. So that we can all remember. 

A World of Difference - Introduction (2021) by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

Terra by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

Partnership by Angelo ChiacchioEphemera documentary

This story was created with the support of Art Works for Change, a nonprofit organization that creates contemporary art exhibitions and storytelling projects to address critical social and environmental issues.

Credits: Story

Written, shot and produced by Angelo Chiacchio
Copy editing: Al Grumet, Rajesh Fotedar

Thanks to:  Ligia Vanessa Botao Saraiva, Pietro Chiacchio, Carolina Calabrese, Raffaella Chiacchio, Jean-Louis Frechin, Marco Cucco, Andrea Cascini.

With the support of: Google Arts & Culture, Art Works for Change, Nodesign.net, Parrot, Lumatouch, WD, Meta atelier acoustique.

Credits: All media
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