19 July 1943, Journey in a Story

Storytelling about the bombing of Rome in the Second World War.

A storytelling series in black and white film photography, taken in Rome for two years,2007 and 2008. The Series is my free interpretation of the bombing of Rome in the Second World War. On July 19, 1943, the raids over five residential/railway districts destroyed the entire working-class district of San Lorenzo. 3000 Italian civilians died.

A journey through time.

In those pictures, I propose a journey through time: from the future to the past. I just want to identify with feelings and the atmosphere that those places profuse.

This is a story about a young girl who died during this bombing. I just allow her energy to live again in her district. She is in a temporal overlapping of past, present and future. The future is in her pregnancy. choosing this one as the last pictures to give a hopeful and positive conclusion of my story, otherwise dramatic.

The journey is through the places that concerned this tragic event. I try to evocate feelings of that collective tragedy but with my imaginative storytelling. In my subsequent research, I found out the real existence of that young girl: she had the same last name as my mother.

I have taken photos in Rome, in the places of tragedy.

This project has been classified at the second place of MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD in the FINE ART category. Read more

It has received the Honorable Mention in the 2021 edition of IPA, film and fine art category. Read more