The Special Edition of "The Dream" by Fabio Bucciarelli comes with a signed 20 x 30 cm fine art print and a 'cover vest' sewn by refugees on the Island of Lesbos from life jackets discarded by refugees who crossed the sea to arrived there.
The Dream is selected among the 35 Best Photobooks of the Year 2016 by TIME magazine.
The Dream is a hardcover book measuring 24 x 33 cm, containing186 black and white images, with an introduction by Peter Bouckaert, Emergencies Director for Human Rights Watch and Fabio Bucciarelli.
Bucciarelli calls his book The Dream because, without a dream to sustain them, the people who make up this remarkable stream of humanity could never make the torturous journey in search of refuge. The Dream tells their stories, reveals their humanity and shows the strength of people who are sustained by a dream to be free of war, to find safety, to recover their dignity and to build meaningful lives again.
Fabio Bucciarelli is an award-winning photographer and author known for his documentation of conflicts and humanitarian consequences of war. Bucciarelli spent the last years covering the major world changing events in Middle East, Africa and Europe. He reported from Libya - from the beginning of the civil war until the death of Gaddafi - from Syria - during the bloodiest battle of Aleppo - from Rojava and Iraq and from the African forgotten countries including South Sudan and Mali. Bucciarelli feels the urgency to tell the stories of people who are rendered powerless and provide unbiased information focused on human rights.
In 2013 his coverage of the Syrian War was recognized with the Robert Capa Gold Medal awarded by the Overseas Press Club of America. Fabio has also been prized by World Press Photo, POYi Photographer of the Year, Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre, BOP, Days Japan International, Sony International Photography Award, Master Report Award and Ponchielli Prize between other awards and citations.