“Inside the Flock”
Getty Images Editorial Grant winner Paolo Marchetti has been documenting the rise of fascist groups in Europe, an inherently difficult subject to penetrate. Gaining access to the groups required patience and trust.
“It wasn’t easy to build a relationship with them,” he says of his subjects. “I started to meet them without my camera for more or less two months, to let them to know me, to understand my intentions, to smell me, to test my targets, my personality.”
This, he says, was the key to allow him to go “inside the flock.”
“I learned a lot,” he says. “The distance. The human, the mental distance, and the photographic as well … It is a huge lesson about an anthropologic factor that we need to mind.”
Read more, and see the full video of the grants being presented, on the Getty Images Blog