Rome, Italy (2010 – 2013)
Between 2010 and 2013 I searched and met 18 extraordinary, even common, persons. The project “You’re Welcome” tells the story of these persons. The only thing they have in common is Rome, coming each one from a different country, everyone with his/her own story, and now living all here, in the italian capital. I took three portraits each person. One in their house, where they live sorrounded by their most intimate and personal things, objects and memories; the other one at work, showing their real and concrete contribution to the society, the third one, even if without the subject inside, is a further potrait of themselves, showing their most beloved and favorite place in Rome. Italy is a country where the integration is not at all completely realized, most of all socially, in the mentality of the people. I wanted to show how richer and wonderful is a multiethnical society, where each person brings his/her contribution, and lives with all the rights and duties, as everyone else. I narrated these stories, in order to tell, for once, a positive story about immigration, about people who left their “homes”, leaving everything, and fortunately they got something better.