Last weekend Torino was invaded by military forces. Peacefully.
Every year thousands of members of the Italian Alpine troops joined together for a 3-day celebration, and this year it was Torino’s turn. The streets were swarmed with people wearing a peculiar hat with a black feather on its left side (Alpini are called “the black feathers”) and decorated in the most original and different ways. Old and young people, all together to celebrate not a military force but the feeling of belonging to a big family, united by the love for the mountains, the efforts and commitment during past wars and present humanitarian aids. No weapons nor uniforms, but colorful squared shirts, bottles of wine, and a lot of happiness and joy.
I mingled in their celebrations and was infected with their enthusiasm and pride. Obviously, it was a perfect occasion to go out in the streets with my camera and shoot. The result was a series of portraits, mostly of elderly people. They have so many beautiful stories to tell.
If you are curious and want to see more photos that I took: 84° Adunata Nazionale ANA a Torino