L'ISOLA DEI FAMOSI
( literally "The Celebrity Island" * )
"June 2016: This photographic project aims to bring an "out of the box" view of a migrant landing on Lampedusa's beaches.
The images tell of the contact between tourists and these young people who have arrived from far away.
Perhaps because of the holiday climate, distant from everyday life, there is no hostile or distrustful attitude on the part of the vacationers, adults and children, towards the migrants; on the contrary, they seem to be welcomed and involved in the lightness of the holiday activities.
The final image closes the photographic project with the message "LAMPEDUSA LIBERA" which can be read as "FREE" to welcome, "FREE" from mental closures, "FREE" to give hope to these people in search of a new life.
* is the Italian version of the reality show "Survivor"