Roma RM, Italia
Marco Valle (Italy 1981), is a documentary photographer based in Italy. His images are chiefly aimed at exploring the conditions of territories and their interaction with local communities: how territories are impacted by human activities, affecting environments and health. His stories tell the struggles against the exploitation of migrants in the Italian countryside, the coexistence with the wounds of the war of the people in Sri Lanka. His works have been featured by The Guardian, National Geographic, Le Nouvel Observateur, 6Mois, Bloomberg, British Journal of Photography, Internazionale, La Repubblica,and La Stampa, among others.
The sea and beaches are a symbol of the italian identity. With its seven thousand kilometers of coastline Italy represents the heart of the Mediterranean and it is visited each year by thousands of foreign tourists. This delicate ecosystem, capable of producing life and wealth, is slowly being replaced by a growing overbuilt. New industrial areas, second homes, beach facilities are privatizing a good that should belong to the community.
Young Community Old Country
After BREXIT referendum in the UK result, the Italian Sikh community has became the largest in number in EU. Left the Punjab State (North-West of India) and led by a dream of a better life, they work in the farms and fields of Agro Pontino since almost 30 years.
This community is characterized by the presence of many youngsters aged between 18 and 35, that in Italy have studied, built up relationships among themselves and started to work. In fact, there are second generations of migrants with children born in Italy and parents that after a whole life of challenges are still bonded to the dream of going back to India.
The dream of the new generations is to leave the work in the fields and to find a place in the Italian community and social life, even though there is still a lack of connections that most of the times results in being indifferent.