About Photographer:

BIOGRAPHY Marco Bulgarelli was born in Rome in 1973 where he works and lives. After the studies of history and geography at University "La Sapienza" of Rome and the studies for direction at Videoambiente, he attended the three-year master at the Roman School of Photography where he graduated in 2002 in reportage. The following months he documented for the magazine “Il Venerdì” di Repubblica the lives of the Children of Chernobyl in the orphanages in Belarus. He started his career in 2003 working for the weekly “L’Espresso“ dealing mainly with youth culture in Italy and urban and social transformations in European capitals. With his work "The Goths" he won the festival "Enzimi". In 2004 he realized "The consumer society", a survey on the world of consumption. From 2005 to 2007 he was represented by Corbis agency. Between 2005 and 2006 he works on a project about the various degrees of integration of the Chinese community in Italy. He published and exposed for National Geographic a reportage on stonecutters of the Chinese community in Italy, who live and work in the Monviso mountain. His interest in south Asia has led him first to Burma for a project about Buddhism and then in 2008 for several months to India, where he documented the present situation of the country: the emerging young middle class - the ecological problems of the Periyar river in Kerala - the iron ore mines in Bellary - the background of the economic boom in the informal working sector, focusing on the conditions of workers in the construction industry and the business of recycling electronic waste. He is currently engaged in a long-term project on the Danube. He collaborates with the most important Italian and international periodicals.

Entry description: This story tells about Italians who love nature, horses, western music, movies and the United States of America. In one word this is the Italian cowboys story. The culture of the American cowboys is quickly spreading across Italy. Various kinds of associations starting from equestrian disciplines associations, western dance schools to cowboys action shooting associations, are arising in all the national territory. Many places organize country events, rodeos or western shows. Many of these shows help to better know the western culture and in many cases they are representative of a healthy lifestyle choice made by several Italians.