Fabio Polenghi, 45, was killed in Bangkok during the final assault 1all’accampamento army of red shirts. He was there to take photos, to do the job he loved. Saladeng was in the area, about a mile from the center of the field of opponents when he was shot in the chest and abdomen. A group of colleagues has loaded on a motorcycle ride to the hospital but was in vain. It ‘been watching those dramatic images on television that a friend has acknowledged: “I had heard last night. He told me he was fine and that everything was ok.”
Polenghi was single and lived in Milan, often by parents. It was in Thailand for three months, on behalf of a European magazine. During this time he left the country three times, always for work. Since 2004, it was freelance and was well known among his colleagues. Worked for leading agencies and newspapers, first of all Blacks Grace (from which it was removed before the closure), Vanity Fair, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle. In 29 years he had turned seventy countries, particularly in Central and South America. “I realize photographic services in the fields of reportage, portrait, fashion and advertising,” he said of himself on the internet, calling himself “occasionally director, works with various assets, the most significant among them a documentary of 52 ‘Cuban line that says a father, Olympic boxing champion and his son, national champion in the discipline itself, made in Cuba and distributed by French Finalement. He exhibited at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie and the Book Expo in Paris.
“Photography was his passion and his love – tells Isabella Polenghi – My brother was just doing his job. For now we only know this and know very little, that we have no details and did not know much, we have some details . “My brother – she added, visibly in shock – he lived for his profession, was an avid international news. He started taking photographs 20 years. I am also a photographer, we started together.” “Him – he concluded – has taken the reporter did nothing.
A friend and colleague who worked with him remembers him as Blacks Agency Grace one of those who “found everywhere there was something to be documented. Lately he had been based in Delhi, as well as in Rio de Janeiro and Milan “was no longer visible as before.” “I’ve met in Afghanistan and the G8 – the friend says – but there was no need to wonder if Fabio would have found a certain place or not. If something happened, he was among those who know that will sooner or later jumped out. ”
Blacks Grace is deeply shocked, “No, I have no words. Even Fabio. And ‘terrible, another leaves. Each of these stories I take heart. I think her face. Just yesterday I was at World Press Photo and comment with fellow photographers as they are closer to danger, more inside …”.
“It was not a person telling stories or who wanted to politicize everything at any cost – the media tells Cnr French photographer Fabrice Laroche Polenghi who had worked with for years – tried emotions in people and not sided with anyone. He had absolutely no ‘habit of fighting for a cause, rather he wanted to be a witness. It was a wonderful person and I am really shocked by the news of his death. ” “It came from the world of fashion – he continued – and by vocation, I think, then chose to work in areas more personal and human relations. We worked together on a documentary on Cuba, we tried to tell a family story. He was a who loved to talk about personal relationships. “
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