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Together with New York and Paris, Rome is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Going around in the city, it’s not difficult to understand why. Famous views, iconic architecture and picturesque piazzas offer plenty of great photo opportunities. And then not to speak about the life on the streets … this is a sort of wonderland for street shooters!

This gallery is a modest attempt to give a new vision of Rome, its citizens and its life on the streets.

If you look at Salgado’s black and white-images, you’ll know that everything can be shot in black and white. If you dwell over Vivian Meyer’s black and white photos – and how is it possible not to dwell over those wonderful captures??? – you’ll see that so much emotion can be captured in black and white images. These were just two b&w-shooters, but there are many others.

In this gallery I have deliberately mixed styles and genres. You’ll find views that are usually seen in colors, turned into black and white. And you’ll find people on the street – playing, resting, sleeping, doing strange and funny things.

It’s not exactly a big secret that Italy is a country in deep crisis – economically, politically and morally. It has been for many years, and it will be in years to come. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and the social system is practically absent. This is reflected in the streets of Rome where you’ll find beggars, hustlers of any kind, homeless people, musicians trying to make a living, people looking for food and stuff in waste bins and even people – well, actually an aged guy from Romania – juggling with a football in the Prati neighborhood, trying to make some hard-earned money.

I’d like to make this gallery an ongoing process. So hopefully, if I find time, energy and interesting subjects the gallery will keep growing.

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A man contemplating the newspaper outside the PD offices in Via dei Giubbonari
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Looking for something of value in a bin, Ottaviano zone
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Two tourists enjoying the sun on the Tiber Island
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A young crippled woman among the tourists at the Trevi Fountain
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Checking out the phone, Via Nazionale
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Homeless sleeping on the street, Lepanto zone
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Campo dei Fiori
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A homeless sleeping, San Lorenzo
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Doing things at the wall, close to San Pietro
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Having a rest in Piazza San Silvestro
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Having a rest in Via del Corso
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A homeless sleeping in the center of Rome
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When the heat is on in Rome, behind the Pantheon
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Skaters under the Music Bridge, close to the Olympic Stadium
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Waiting for the train, Ottaviano Station
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Waiting for the train, Lepanto Station
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Jogging in Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Part of Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Sunset Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese
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Enjoying Villa Borghese
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Reflections Villa Ada
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View over the Tiber
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View over the Tiber
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Shadows, Prati
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View from the Music Bridge
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Via Nomentana
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Piazza San Pietro
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Solitude at the shore of the Tiber
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Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, seen from the roof of the church
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Shadows, Prati
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Morning along the Tiber
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Night along the Tiber
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Night view over the Tiber and San Pietro
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The Music Bridge
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Best back of Piazza della Rotonda
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Election man, Prati
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Young female tourists, Piazza Torre Argentina
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Patterns, close to the Quirinale
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Street artist, Ottaviano zone
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Street artists, Prati
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Street player, Prati
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Street artist
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Street artist, Via del Corso
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Safe SMS, center of Rome
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Say Cheese!
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The pope and tourists, Castel Sant'Angelo
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Ice skating, Auditorium Parco della Musica
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Skating, the Music Bridge
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Shadow casters, Piazza Torre Argentina
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Shadows on Ara Pacis
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Tiber view
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Monti selfie
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Saint Peter's Cathedral at night
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A beggar close to San Pietro
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The roof top of San Pietro
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Rome Marathon 1
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Rome Marathon 2
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Gasoline station, Olympic Stadium
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San Pietro, seen from Monte Mario
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Night scene at Trastevere
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Restaurant scene, Trevi fountain
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Restaurant scene, Trastevere
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Restaurant at the Tiber river
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Visiting San Pietro
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Reflections, Via del Corso
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Shadows, Piazza San Silvestro
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The phone man, Piazza Navona
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The Sant'Angelo Bridge
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The Pigneto market
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The Pigneto market
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The Pigneto market
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The Pigneto market
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Pantheon
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The kitchen of "Qui se magna", Pigneto
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Homeless, Ottaviano zone
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Playing with bubbles, Piazza del Popolo
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On the Tiber
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Gasometro, Ostiense
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Gasometro, Ostiense
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Nuns in the center of Rome, Trevi
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Nuns in the center of Rome, Campo dei Fiori
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Nuns in the center of Rome
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Night talk, Prati
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Music players, Piazza Torre Argentina
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Music player
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When music becomes a burden
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Playing my guitar, Isola Tiberina
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Music player, Jewish ghetto
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Music player, Via del Corso
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Music player, Castel Sant'Angelo
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Music players, Borgo neighborhood
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View over the Tiber
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Morning joggers, Prati
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Working and resting, Monti
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Barber shop, Monti
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Fixing the car, Monti
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Café scene, Monti
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Café scene, Monti
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Walking the dogs, Monti
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Monti
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Monti
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In the subway
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In the subway
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The Trionfale Market seen from behind
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Café Mecanismo, Trastevere
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Latteria, Borgo Pio
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Lonely biker at Tor di Quinto
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Children playing at the Jewish ghetto
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Street artists, the Olympic Stadium
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Silhouetts at the café at Ponte Milvio
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Help!
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Having a rest at the garden next to Castel Sant'Angelo
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Facing a big world, Via del Corso
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Galleria Borghese
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View to Fori Imperiali
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The Cannonball Fountain
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Fiat 500
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Women feeding pigeons
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Father and son
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EUR
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The bicycle man, Borgo Pio
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Curvy
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Coliseum at night
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Cinecittà
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Ciao Anto', San Lorenzo
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A historic sms
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The man in the window, Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori
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Telling stories in Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori
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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Shadows, close to Piazza Michelangelo
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SMS man
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Woman in Via dei Coronari
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Ara Pacis
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Reflections Ara Pacis
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Ara Pacis
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The bicycle path along side the Tiber
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Morning atmosphere along the Tiber
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The Music Bridge
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Reflections in the Tiber
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Rome in black and white

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