“Here I am, living by the sea. Since I was 4 years old, every winter my father took me and my family to the mountain.
Sliding on the snow I used to look at the mountain around, at the firs, at the wet ground. I will always remember one year. We arrived at the Dolomites, but there wasn’t any snow, not a single snowflake. I can still feel the disappointment.
I was born in Latina in 1979. My father is a doctor. My mother, an educator, brought me and my sister up. Then we stopped going to the mountain and I started university.
After two years of lessons and boredom, I gazed upon the library, I take decisively the camera that we used to bring to the mountain with us, and I got some shots.
So I began to take my self seriously and during 2005 I attended a photography course in Rome, then in 2007 a master in Photography and Visual Design in Milan and an internship with Francesco Jodice following him in several editorial projects.
When I came back to my city I started a backward travel to my memory places, comparing them with the present.”
Monte Inferno is located in Borgo Montello, a small village in Central Italy. That was in the Seventies when it all started. The garbage accumulation is still going on with terrible damages to people and the environment. The aquifers are polluted, such as the Astura River running along and flowing towards the sea. The wind carries contaminated air masses inside the houses of the people living around the dump. The economic growth of this place is definitively compromised. In 1994 camorrist informer, Carmine Schiavone, declared that, by the end of the eighties, toxic waste was buried in the area. In 1995 Don Cesare Boschin, the parish priest of Borgo Montello was murdered. He has denounced the illegal trash trade across this territory. The inquiry on his death ended, soon after, with no guilty.
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