Reversed See

"Belonging to a country that faces south, I feel a responsibility to embrace the other side of this sea, the side that is reviving the sea, the side that is changing. I want to get to know my neighbours."

Davide Monteleone's Reversed See project is funded by the Follow Your Convictions grant, awarded to Monteleone by World Press Photo in cooperation with Maurice Lacroix.

The project focuses on the Mediterranean Sea, the history, the civilizations and cultures along its shores and on the changes that are now sweeping its coasts. Monteleone writes in his story proposal, "Europe has been taken aback by the season of riots and conflicts sweeping through North Africa and the Middle East; it has been unprepared for the wave of immigration reaching its shores. But, as we witnessed centuries ago, the sea that once separated two worlds has rolled back to join them. The relationship between the former powers and the countries on the periphery is shifting."

Visit the Reversed See blog and follow Davide Monteleone's work on the project