MATTEO CAPONE

S.I.N.

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SIN is a photographic documentation project that focuses on topical issues like pollution and environmental protection. In Italy there are 12,482 potentially contaminated areas; 38 are considered highly polluted. Indeed, the “Ronchi decree” (1997) established to distinguish and declare them Sites of National Interest (S.I.N.), because of their precariousness.
The work concerns three SINs located in central Italy: the municipalities of Bussi sul Tirino and Piano d’Orta in Abruzzo; Terni and the small hamlet of Papigno in Umbria; Orbetello in Tuscany. All of these sites are located near naturalistic and tourist areas; in addition, there is a similar pollution. All have former factories of the Montecatini mining and chemical company (1888-1966), active or abandoned chemical poles, asbestos in a pulverized state and huge waste dumps that arise in the valleys or are stationed underground.

Matteo Capone born in 1997 in Rome. In 2020 he graduated in Photography from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Rome with honors. This institute allowed him to know and deepen the world of photography and to mature both as a person as an author.
The visual arts have always intrigued and fascinated him indeed he chose to become a photographer to get to know different places, people and cultures, to express his feelings and to actively contribute to im- portant social issues.

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