Arcella is a neighbourhood in Padua, a city in northern Italy. It is a multicultural area where integration between ethnic groups is often labelled “difficult”. In 2018 there are approximately 34,000 residents (i.e. 16% of the entire population of Padua) and approximately 27% of the total are foreign (mainly from Eastern Europe, Nigeria, Morocco and China). Embracing the immediate and spontaneous approach both of street photography, environmental and portrait photography, I have tried to explore and capture the humanity of the people living in that area. These pictures are part of the collective project is “SìAmo Arcella”. The documentary “Enjoy the Light” filmed about our project by Lisa Marinetto won the Next Movie Station+ prize in 2017.
The black & white series
The color series