A voodoo priest plays the role of a spirit during a ceremony in the Waff Jeremie bidonville, or shantytown, in Haiti. July 2010
Gritty Photographs Get to the Heart of the Human Experience
Paolo Marchetti tells us about the complex dance of mind, body, and spirit that allows him to create emotionally charged images.
Paolo Marchetti first caught the eye of National Geographic director of photography Sarah Leen with his work on raising animals for luxury goods, which evolved into a feature story published in the September 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.
"He is a very passionate, driven photographer," says Leen. "The work has an aesthetic appeal that's often in conflict with the subject matter, which I find very intriguing."
As part of our "Through the Lens" series, we take a look at Marchetti's work and find out what makes him tick.
The photograph that marked my path is an image I never took.
In 2009, I was in southern India telling the story of outcasts in the state of Kerala. This area