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SOPHONAUTICA

SOPHONAUTICA

​Sometimes you have to do it upside down, to do it right: navigating towards 2017...



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Carmen Zavala
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Ran Lahav
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Ran Lahav
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Stefano Zampieri
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Sei esposto Nasci nello sguardo di tua madre, sei esposto al suo affetto, sei nei suoi occhi fin dal primo istante di vita, fin dal primo respiro. Ecco, da questo momento, dal momento in cui nasc...
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Carmen Zavala
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Ran Lahav
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