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Giuseppe Basta


No Man’s Land

We are in Taranto, South of Italy, in the midst of the Covid pandemic crisis, only few steps away from the ILVA, the iron factory famous worldwide for the appalling numbers of cancer cases that mercilessly hit the Ionian citizens. Neglected suburbs, places where time has stopped, where decay, dirt and abandonment are the only things left here . Those who suffer most are especially children who do not have adequate spaces to play and the elderly who often find themselves living in a situation of loneliness and poverty, in areas of the city where buildings are precarious and transports, health care and social services are much more scarce than in town; easy to predict, in these areas, crime finds the ideal habitat to grow undisturbed.
I just wanted to tell you this story through the lens of my inseparable camera, showing the evident ordeals  of a city that does not deserve all this.
Giuseppe Basta


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