It is estimated that foreigners represent approximately 40% of the population of London. At the same time, almost 50% of the total consumption of food resources relies on fruit and vegetables import from other countries.

This project is an investigation on the notion of identity in the contemporary migratory context.

The displacement of human resources is explored through a visual analogy with imported fruit and vegetables. By creating this parallel between people and food commodities, Lorenza aims to unveil the process of redefining individual identity, that often takes place in the experience of expatriates.

This photographic series requires the viewer to critically think about the role of human workforce in the political context of global migration.

Project presented in Giovane Fotografia Italiana #06 | ACTIVISM

Lorenza Demata


(Neaples, 1988)
Photographer and visual artist, Lorenza is based between Italy and London. After graduating from the BA in International Cooperation and Conflict Management, she graduated from the Three Years Course in Photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence, and from the MA in Photography (2017) at London College of Communication, where she is currently attending a PhD program.

Her practice is mainly constituted by documentary and conceptual photography and it is research based and informed. Her works are declined on the analysis of relevant social themes, often connected to identity issues, such as transnationalism, decolonisation, globalisation and collective memory. One of the main concerns of her work is the mutual influence between social relations and photographic or non-photographic images.

Her projects have been displayed in several exhibitions in London, in the UK, in Italy and in the United States.