Photojournalist Gabriele Duchi is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘Working Holiday Visa‘. To see Gabriele’s projects click on any image.
A Working Holiday Visa is a residence permit allowing travelers to undertake employment in the country issuing the visa to supplement their travel funds. The country which receives the greatest number of working holiday visa applications in the world is Australia, which issued 240,000 permits in 2015 alone, followed by New Zealand. Each day young people from 31 partner countries fly to the vast dry continent ‘down under’. A land that was, and continues to be the dream of countless generations, synonymous with adventure, challenge, novelty, change and opportunity. Way outside of their normal comfort zones, on a daily diet of hardship and joy far from the mundane routine of their homelands, these young travelers experience a unique and occasionally arduous way of life.
Laboring on a farm or barbecuing with friends, they discover themselves as they contemplate the immensity of this distant land.