The village of Schignano embeds itself in the mountains that face Lake Como. One of the most ancient traditions of Schignano is the Carnival, which is celebrated every year. The parade, full of allegories and symbols, depicts the farewell of the men, who have to leave the village once again towards their migrant destiny. The end of the Carnival thus enacts the departure of the men and the solitude of the women.
Mattia Vacca is a photojournalist and a documentary photographer. His freelance work appeared on several national and international magazines and newspapers such as Il Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, La Stampa, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Indipendent, France Soir, Daily Mirror, BBC, Vice, Private Photoreview , Etiqueta Negra, Sette, Vanity Fair, Sportweek, Wu Magazine.
Throughout his career, he has been awarded with numerous times, including the Sony World Photography Awards, Royal Photographic Society Awards, Unesco Humanity Photo Awards, Renaissance Prize, New York Photo Awards, Kolga Photo Awards, Moscow Photo Awards and the International Photography Awards