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Aldo Pavan is a journalist, freelance photographer and multimedia producer. Up to now he has travelled hundreds of
countries on all five continents, publishing books and working with
magazines. He has been teacher of photoreportage at the Istituto di
Formazione per il Giornalismo De Martino of Milan , one of the most
well-known Italian master schools in the sector.
Since 2003 he has been working on a series of photographic books about
the rivers of the world: The Ganges (2005), Nile (2006), Yellow River
(2007) published in five languages by Thames and Hudson, Hachette,
Magnus Edizioni, Lunwerg and Himhof. The next titles are Mekong and
Danube. Another project he is preparing is entitled The Routes of Man ,
a series of books dedicated to the great trade routes of the world. The
first bookl, published in Italy by De Agostini Editore, describes the Ancient Incense Route through Arabic Peninsula.
Born in 1954 in Treviso, after graduating in philosophy, he
began writing for the newspaper Tribuna di Treviso and for Domenica del Corriere. He began his career as a photojournalist in the early 1970s with the weekly magazine L'Europeo,
covering mainly northeast Italy and Yugoslavia . During this period,
Pavan published a number of features on the progress towards
independence of the republic of Slovenia. He then covered the fall of
communism in Albania, also writing for the Corriere della Sera newspaper. After terminating his collaboration with L'Europeo, Aldo Pavan worked for a couple of years with Panorama and Epoca
magazines, dealing with current affairs and life style features. In the
meantime, he had begun to concentrate on travel features with the
specific aim of providing newspapers with complete report packages,
including copy and photographs. It was in this perspective that Pavan
began to collaborate with the travel magazine Gulliver. For Calderini, the Bologna-based publisher, he wrote a journalistic book entitled Danubio (Danube). It was a collection of features on the regions that line the
banks of the great Central European river after the fall of communism.
In 1994, Pavan began to collaborate with CLUP, for which he compiled two travel guides, Ungheria (Hungary, co-authored) and Slovenia
( lovenia), the first book of its kind to appear in Italy after
the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. In 1997, Pavan wrote Istria, Quarnaro e Dalmazia (Istria,
Kvarner and Dalmatia ) for the Guida Vacanze series, published by the
Touring Club Italiano. In the meantime, Pavan's collaboration with Gulliver
was intensifying. He has published about 130 travel features compiled
in America, Australia , China, the Middle East, South East Asia and
Antarctica. In 2007 he published in Italian a long reportage about Burma for Feltrinelli Traveller, entitled Sui Sentieri dell'Oppio (On the Opium Trails). In addition to Gulliver , Aldo Pavan has contributed to Gente Viaggi, Io Donna, Qui Touring, Week End, Bell'Europa, Bell'Italia, Africa, Popoli and other publications in Italy and abroad.