Gian Marco Sanna (Rome – 08.12.1993) approached to photography at the age of 17 years thanks to the passion transmitted by his father, who gifted him an old Pentax for his birthday. He started to experiment photography. From 2012 to 2015 he studied at the Roman school of photography , where he acquired the techniques from analogue to digital. From 2015 he attended the D.O.O.R. academy directed by Massimo Mastrorillo, experimenting new techniques of documentary photography.
He realized the work “The city of snow” in Malagrotta area, where is the biggest dump in Europe. Now he is working at the book. He is one of the Co-founder of L.I.S.A. collective.
The City of Snow
Malagrotta is the biggest dump in Europe, now closed because it is full.
Around it there is evidence of environmental pollution and degradation, increased over the years and now indelible. In this project, the author offers a personal view of the entire area now abandoned to itself; area that, more than others, clearly witnesses how huge and existing the environmental pollution is. The numbers on the photos are the data of water analysis in the landfill area. A land enveloped in silence, where black water flows through mountains created by man.
4,500 – 5,000 tons of waste are tipped every day in the biggest dump in Europe, Malagrotta where life seems to be far away and nature finds its strenght which becomes enduring and unrestrainable.
Like a warrior who has lost his battle it shows its deep wounds and forces us to open our eyes, even if we sometimes prefer keeping them closed…
During the night a parallel city emerges which is made up of smokes, fires and shadows together with an unendurable stench and a white, thick cloud: it is the City of Snow.
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