PORTAMI CON TE
(Take Me With You)
What fascinates me about the phenomenon of old people’s personal carers (known in Italy as badanti), beyond their proven importance for the Italian social system, is their paradoxical condition: that in which, in order to offer a dignified future to your own family, it is necessary to look after a someone distant and unknown. “Take Me With You” tries to communicate through those photographs which represent a badante’s virtual family made up of memories, growing children, shot of one’s distant and past self, held together by some wrinkled piece of paper.
Project presented in Giovane Fotografia Italiana #02 | CHANGE
(Modena, IT, 1982)
Graduated from the Faculty of Communication Sciences of Reggio Emilia, with a thesis on the role of reportage in modern society, under the guide of Loris Mazzetti. He approached photography quite late, around the age of 23. He then enrolled in the experimental Biennium of Photography at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. He subsequently collaborated with “La Sterpaia”, Oliviero Toscani’s workshop, taking part to projects of national importance such as Human Race. Today he mainly deals with research work, despite the fact that he always keeps an eye on reportage, developing an investigation on CPAs, the Italian reception centers for immigrants. He works between Modena and Milan.