During the presidential campaign we went back to the U.S. to travel some 5.000 km along the biggest American river, the symbol of the new frontier.
We traveled westward from St. Louis to the glaciers of Montana, in a sort of contemporary version of the Lewis and Clark expedition. We believe that the Missouri River is an ideal vantage point to look at iconic places with a fresh eye and that it offers a contemporary view on the pioneer spirit and the myth of the frontier. Traveling in the footsteps of the Corps of Discovery Expedition we tried to evoke that extraordinary adventure through places, documents and interviews investigating new challenges and contemporary frontiers.
At the end of July 2016, a month after we got back home, the first of a series of 5 reports was published on SETTE, the weekly magazine of Corriere della Sera.
You can read all the articles clicking on the following links:
On Aug. 9 2016, on the second anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. and the following unrest in Ferguson, MO, the first of five video reports produced along the Missouri River was aired on the Italian National Broadcast channel RaiNews24 (click the image below to see the video).
You can see all the other videos clicking the following links:
02 – Il dissenso agrario
03 – I cowboy, nuovi pellerossa della Prateria
04 – La macchia nera di Williston
05 – Contrordine nel Far West
Last but not least, on Dec. 15 2016, the River Journal Project received the Amerigo Media Award for photography. The prize, awarded by the Italian Alumni Association Amerigo, honors journalists who better reported American society and culture to the Italian public.
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