giulianocamarda giulianocamarda

Born in Rome in 1978 Freelance photographer since 2008. In July 2009 he attended a Reportage Photography course at the London College of Communication. December 2009, degree in Master in Photojournalism at Contrasto Agency in Milan. He has worked in Bosnia Herzegovina developing several issues about the war aftermath. Actually he's working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories on a long term project. Mainly focused on projects with social and humanitarian aspects. He collaborated with NGOs such as CESVI, Caritas Italiana, La Carovana del sorriso, Vento di Terra. His works have been published on National Geographic Italia, Repubblica.it, Sky TG24, Foreign Policy, ABC News, Donna Moderna, Witness Journal, ZOOM, Internazionale, Al Jazeera, among others. Actually based in Rome Exhibitions: London - FOTO8 Summershow 2012 Stratford-upon-Avon - Royal Shakespeare Company - A World Elsewhere 2012 Awards: Premio Lucchetta 2012 - Finalist International Photography Awards 2012 - 3 Honorable Mentions Tumbhi's News Photography Contest 2012 - Winner Premio Internacional Revela 2013 & GEA Photowords - Finalist

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SOFEX - Trade Show for War
amman
By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

362 international arms manufacturers and military personnel took part in the 10th Annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) at the King Abdullah I Airbase near Amman in Jordan where they demonstrated their latest high-tech military industry equipment. High ranking military officers were present to buy and sell the latest weaponry. Aside from businessmen who attended the fair - one of the biggest in the world - to make good deals, many curious visitors came, mainly locals, excited to hold and point snipers and rifles, or to take a photo inside the cockpit of an helicopter. The exhibition began with a demonstration by the Jordanian Special Forces and the visit of the King of Jordan Abdullah II.

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SOFEX Special Forces Competition
amman
By giulianocamarda
04 May 2014

The sixth edition of the Annual Warrior Competition (AWC) was held in Amman, Jordan from April 30 to May 5. 37 teams of special forces from 19 countries competed against each other in a series of extreme combat-oriented events. The competition was held at the KASOTC (King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center ). The 25 square kilometers military training center, which cost 200 millions dollars USD, is one of the best reality-based training in the world. The center offers all types of facilities, both for military training, and for hospitality and leisure, and has been designed to offer training courses for special forces, anti-terrorist units and law enforcement agencies around the world. The sixth edition of the Annual Warrior Competition was organized by the Anglo-American company MissionX (which specializes in events for extreme military). Special forces teams from Palestine, Lebanon, the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Slovakia, Russia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan took part in the event. The China Snow Leopard Unit of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force won for the second time in a row. The members of the Snow Leopard team were selected from a group of 65.000 qualified cops and trained for 6 months specifically for this event.

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Caliber 3 - Israeli "Commando Tourism"
Gush Etzyon, Israel
By giulianocamarda
03 Nov 2013

The Caliber 3 Academy in the West Bank area of Gush Etzyon has become a renowned training center for both professionals and amateurs alike, where people come from around the world to be trained in counter-terrorism techniques. On any given training day, the trainers at Caliber 3 are instructing Israeli citizens and tourists, adults and children, in emergency response tactics and “Krav Maga,” a self-defense system developed for military in Israel and Hungary that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic fight training.

The company was founded by IDF Colonel Sharon Gat in 2002 Caliber 3 was founded by Sharon Gat, who is also the CEO. The academy is certified by Israel’s Ministry of Homeland Security, the Police Force, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and works closely with the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) as well. Despite the fact that the shooting ranges are filled with photo targets of Arab men wearing keffiyahs on their heads, Gat stresses that the training is not how to attack or provoke terrorists, but only protection. “Even if the targets are Arabs and they don't like Jews, we don't shoot people that are not intended to make a terrorist act.”

American and Russian tourists are among some of the many tourists who come to the academy looking for a different type of tourism than usual. Caliber 3 advertises this new tourism as “Commando Tourism,” where people can come train alongside seasoned veterans with real-life counterterrorism experience. The bullets are true but the participants seem to be having a lot of fun. One woman, Margo, came from New York with her young son Harry to learn self-defenses, while Mary from Fishers, Indiana, came with her entire family just for a good time during their vacation in Israel.

"They are mostly American and Russian Jews who have relatives or friends in the colonies," says Gat, continuing, “they want to understand what it means to live in a climate of war where you must defend 24/7 from the Palestinians."

The academy includes three shooting ranges, a dining room, a Krav Maga gym and a tactical training center. Caliber 3 is dedicated to Capt. Hagai Hayim Lev, a 24-year-old Israeli soldier killed in 2002 during a military operation in southern Gaza Strip.

Photos by Giuliano Camarda

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Inconvenient to All- Bedouins in the ...
89, Hurfeish, Israel
By giulianocamarda
10 Oct 2011

The Arab al-Jahalin is the biggest bedouin community that lives in the West Bank Area called E-1, part of the Area C, where Israel retains control over security as well as planning and zoning, and holds strategic significance for further expansion of illegal Israeli settlements, approved by the last Israeli government even if they are considered illegal by International laws. Following the 1948 conflict, the majority of the Negev Bedouin were forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands in the Negev by the Israeli authorities. Clans from five of the Negev tribes subsequently moved to the West Bank and registered as refugees with UNRWA. Forced to abandon nomadism and become permanent, the Palestinian Bedouin living in the Jerusalem periphery are now in a very poor, dramatic and emergency situation. In the last 15 years the Bedouin communities have been subject to demolition, requisition of cattle, attacks by settlers, aimed to get away from the area. But despite this, the communities have shown determination and unbelievable resilience, who led the Israeli military authorities to draw up a "plan of relocation" so-called Nuweimeh Plan, which seeks to solve the �Bedouin problem’ by relocating the approximately 2300 Bedouins of the E1-zone to a town named Nuweimeh near Jericho. The lands of Nuweimeh, however is unsuitable for the animals to graze, and in addition there is no job opportunities, which is why the Bedouins who already are settled there live almost solely on UN food parcels. By the other side, the Palestinian Authorities do not provide any significant support to these communities, which are considered as a second class population.

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The Holy Wigs - Jerusalem Drag Queens
jerusalem
By giulianocamarda
11 Jan 2010

The Mikveh is one of the only gay bars in Jerusalem, where Orthodox Jews, Arabs, Palestinians and the LGBT community find a refuge without ethnic distinction and gender prejudices. Here they are free to express themselves for what they are. The drag queens are the principal characters of the place. Every Monday night, for a few hours, they make the audience forget all that is outside of this small club. In these last years, in West Jerusalem, a few steps from Jaffa Street and the old town, they have become a real tradition. Audience members come to watch renowned queens such as "Diva D,". Some attendees haven't missed a show for years. During past administrations, when the club was called "Shushan," the establishment underwent several firing attacks and threats to the owners, but it is a new era of tolerance in Jerusalem.

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Remembering Srebrenica
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jan 2010

Mourners gather to mourn the victims of Srebrenica genocide at the Potocari memorial center during the burial ceremony.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

A soldier of the Jordanian army tries the Javelin missile launcher at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

A woman sits inside the Beechcraft AT-6 attack aircraft.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

View from above of the75.000 square meters area that hosts the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

Visitors in front of a bullet manufacturer showcase at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

An man holding a rifle at the North Eastern weapons stand.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

King of Jordan Abdullah II visiting the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

A visitor posing for a photo while holding a Profense M134 Weapon System at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

Visitors in front of the Roketsan stand at the 10th Annual Warrior Exhibition in Amman.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

Jordanian female soldiers in front of a CASA aircraft.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

Prince Faysal bin Al Hussein trying a flight simulation system at the Arabian Defense Industries stand at the SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

A young woman pointing a SigSauer carbine at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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SOFEX - Trade Show for War 03
Amman
By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

Prince of Jordan Faysal bin Al Hussein visiting the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

A Jordanian soldier tries a motion detection virtual reality system used to train special corps.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

Two police officers walking on the tarmac of King Abdullah I Airbase that hosts the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

The Palestinian Police Forces stand at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

A soldier of the Chinese army tries a Steyr HS .50 M1 sniper.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

A soldier of the Jordanian Army tries a handgun.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

High ranking military officers from all the world came to visit the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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Amman
By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

A young boy walks through the alleys of the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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SOFEX - Trade Show for War 01
By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mashal Mohammad Al Zaben, visiting the 10th annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

The U.S. pavilion at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

Members of the Angolan army visiting the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

A young woman sits on one of the Jordanian Police's motorcycles exhibited at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

An man stands in front of the MD 540A armed helicopter at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

A Jordanian soldier poses while holding a missile launcher.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

A female soldier of the Jordanian army in the cockpit of a Black Hawk helicopter at the 10th Annual SOFEX Ehibition.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

A member of the Jordan Special Operation Forces at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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By giulianocamarda
07 May 2014

An exhibitor showing the Beechcraft AT-6 attack aircraft to two members of the Jordanian Army at the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition in Amman.

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By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

Audience welcoming king of Jordan Abdullah II at the opening ceremony of the 10th Annual SOFEX Exhibition.

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Special Forces Competition 29
By giulianocamarda
02 May 2014

The Urban Area Zone at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center is a complete reconstruction of a town scenario made to simulate special forces operations in buildings or urban areas

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Special Forces Competition 28
By giulianocamarda
03 May 2014

Team member of the Pakistan Northern Light Infantry Light Commando Battalion during the "High Angle Drive By" trial at the 6th Annual Warrior Competition

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Amman, KASOTC - King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center
By giulianocamarda
03 May 2014

Team members of Lebanese Armed Forces carrying a 90kg dummy during the "High Angle Drive by" trial at the 6th annual Warrior Competition

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By giulianocamarda
03 May 2014

Team members of the Pakistan Northern Light Infantry Light Commando Battalion running at the finish line of the "Shock-n-Awe" trial during the 6th Annual Warrior Competition

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Special Forces Competition 22
By giulianocamarda
06 May 2014

China Snow Leopard Unit of the Chinese PAPF team celebrates his second victory in a row at the 6th Annual Warrior Competition

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Special Forces Competition 23
By giulianocamarda
05 May 2014

Team members of Saudi Arabia Royal Guards and Brigade 64 Special Forces during the award ceremony of the 6th Annual Warrior Competition

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Special Forces Competition 24
By giulianocamarda
03 May 2014

Team members of Lebanese Armed Forces exult at the end of the "High Angle Drive by" trial at the 6th annual Warrior Competition

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Special Forces Competition 1
By giulianocamarda
30 Apr 2014

An officer of the Palestinian Police Forces briefing his team after the opening ceremony of the 6th Annual Warrior Competition.

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Special Forces Competition 3
By giulianocamarda
30 Apr 2014

High Members of the Jordanian Army watching the opening ceremony of the 6th Annual Warrior Competition.

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Special Forces Competition 4
By giulianocamarda
30 Apr 2014

All the teams that participated in the 6th Annual Warrior Competition attending the opening ceremony. The plane in the background is a training module for hostage scenarios aboard an aircraft.