Nicola Zolin

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Nicola Zolin, 39, is a photojournalist and writer working for the main newspapers and magazines worldwide. He earned a BA in Mass Communication (Padua-The Hague) and a MSc in International Relations (Venice-Beijing). In his work he has explored the world of youth in the Middle East and Europe, migration, environmental conflicts in Latin America, and social and cultural transformations in Asia. He has lived and worked in Turkey, Greece, China, India, Brazil, Italy. For the past 8 years he has contributed to De Volkskrant with reportages from all over the world. His work has also been published in the New York Times, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Stern, GEO, Liberation, Foreign Policy, 6MOIS, El País, Aftenposten, Courrier International, Vice News, La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera, amongst others. He published three books books: 'I passeggeri della Terra' for Polaris (2016), ‘U paese è mondo intero for Prospero’ (2020) and ‘Yunan’, self published (2022).

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

Nature is our home. It is the place where we can learn the most. It is our source, our journey, our sanctuary. I decided that I do want to live in nature and to be connected daily with the four elements. Journalism has given me the opportunity to bring my beliefs into action and therefore to work on subjects that I believe are fundamentally important to protect our environment and the people who live in close connection with it.

What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?

Everything in life and nature is interrelated. Our mere existence depends on our ecosystem. To be part of a thriving one means to me to live in direct relation with nature, to be open to listen to its lessons, to use my skills and talents to create harmonious relations with the environment and the people who inhabit it. It means to be aware of our relation with the earth, with the fire, the wind and water; to know how our thoughts and emotions are related to them and to reach the depth of ourselves where we can live as we truly are.

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