The First Time
Dates2018 - Ongoing
- Locations Qatar, Macedonia, Iceland
“The First Time” is a long-term project by photographer Matteo de Mayda and journalist Cosimo Bizzarri aimed at exploring football and the way it shapes culture, politics and identity in nations who participate for the first time in a major international tournament.
The First Time consists of three instalments, which were realised in Iceland ahead of Russia 2018, in North Macedonia ahead of EURO 2020 and in Qatar ahead of Qatar 2022.
Each chapter works autonomously, but also as part of a large investigation about football in remote countries that we would like to turn into a book and an exhibition.