Over the last five years I have been working on the housing problem in the city of Rome, which brought me to explore thoroughly the peripheral and hidden spaces within the city's urban tissue. Due to their liminal nature, those places grew next to areas of huge urban speculation, almost standing as autarchic strongholds of survival. “Angela’s garden” is one of those places. It is a small swamp next to the Aniene River, under a flyover of the ring road in the eastern outskirts of Rome. The swamp was considered a zone to be protected for its particular fauna (birds and foxes), but all the attempts to make it a game reserve failed because it was abandoned and left with no environmental protection. But this zone ended up protecting other living creatures: Angela, a six-year-old child, was born here and grew up here with her parents Piero, from Sicily, and Luba, from Russia, in a shack under the flyover.
Alessandro Imbriaco was born in Salerno, Italy, in 1980. He currently living in Rome and works on both editorial and personal photographic projects.
and he won the 2008 Canon Award for Young Photographers , World Press Photo 2010 Conteporary Issues 2nd prize stories, premio Biennale Giovani Monza, Premio Pesaresi 2011 and the European Publisher Award 2012. His work was short listed in Talent -Foam 2011, PHE Ojo de Pez, premi Ponchielli, Lumix Award, Atlante Italiano MAXXI.
Since 2008 he’s taking part to the Reflexions Masterclass by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret and was selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2011
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