Riccardo Venturi is an Italian photojournalist based in Rome who started his career documenting Italian and European social issues such as illegal immigration and the rise of Nazi movements in Germany. In the mid 1990s his attention turned to covering conflict, mostly in Afghanistan but also including strife in Kosovo, Somalia, Liberia, Libya, and the Gaza Strip.

Ever since the catastrophic earthquake in 2010, Venturi has been covering the Haitian’s recovery efforts and the seemingly endless struggle for life in the impoverished island nation. Venturi talked with NPPA about his reasons for staying on a story after the other journalists leave.