In a continent made up of constellations of small archipelagos, where the largest state, Australia, is covered for the most part by an immense desert and inhabited mainly on the coasts, sport can only be synonymous of sea, sand and wind. But even in this case, one exception confirms the rule: rugby, the New Zealand flag.
With the eleven shots of Oceania Run For Art takes us into the world of sports of the continent most remote to us.
They are perhaps the least known and certainly the least common in the West, but observing the traditional Asian sports is a journey to discover cultures, traditions, rituals, which can only amaze and intrigue, arousing the overwhelming desire to leave for the arid plains of Rajasthan or for some remote Cambodian village.
And to discover how ancient sports practices are combined with disciplines that are certainly more familiar to us, imported into those remote lands in centuries of exploration.
“The oldest continent in the world”, a great hotbed of different cultures, traditions, and peoples, still marked, in part, by problems that the rest of the world has always observed with mistrust.
Where the future has yet to be written and is in the hands of today's young people, talents and ideas. A place that, thanks to the stories of those who live in those lands, we are beginning to discover more deeply, to appreciate and want to know.
With these ten shots, Run For Art tells us about Africa through its athletes and its disciplines.
Where football reigns supreme, played among the ruins of ancient temples, in the shadow of buildings, on the beaches, in the streets ... the European scene is actually dotted with infinite disciplines wrongly defined as minor, in reality so important for a continent of multiple landscapes and multiple diversities.
Where the wind of the coast raises perfect waves for windsurfing boards; where on a canal in the heart of Venice continues every day, as if time had stopped, an ancient tradition that the rest of the world observes with wide eyes.
The Americas, a collection of cultures, traditions and influences as diverse as permeable and close, squeezed between the ice of the Land of Fires and the Polar Circle, cut by the Equator.
From hockey in Canada to futebol in Brazil, passing through the surfing of the Pacific coasts to the adopted martial arts, America is a window on sports of the new continent.