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 Ciro BATTILORO

Sanità 

Italy


My work is an overall analysis on the human being and how the relationships, in contexts of discomfort and social neglect, can reveal their real nature. I use a very intimate approach and through everyday life, I discuss more general’s social thematics. My research of the last years is focused, in particular, on some southern districts of Italy (Rione Sanità in Napoli, quartiere Santa Lucia in Cosenza), that after historical processes and building polices, suffered from a gradual ghettoisation. My purpose is not simply to describe the context but to give a presence and dignity to my subjects. My images aim at giving back the best part of that flesh that can also be bestial. The "Rione Sanità" is solitude and love, irony and tragedy, faith and sin. The contrasts generate surreal existences. The street and the house merge together, the private becomes public and the public hides the secrets of the private. Silence is a rare gift for these alleys, but in its revelation you rediscover the naked and immense soul of a forgotten humanity.

Ciro BATTILORO
Ciro BATTILORO
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