Marilia Albanese is the director of the Lombardy Section of the Italian Institute of Africa and the Orient. A specialist in Sanskrit and Indology, she has also studied Buddhism in depth. She has published several titles with White Star. Drawn together by their common interest in ethology, photographers Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone originally met in Madagascar. Since then, their work has taken them to the most remote corners of the world, particularly in Asia and Africa. Their photography has been exhibited around the world, and together they have published a number of books. They contribute regularly to many major international publications.