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There is a moment of the year, in Italy, in which we are all equal, in which all the differences vanish and the social classes, if they still exist, flatten out, this time is the summer.
“Italian summer” is a journey in constant evolution, a journey that wants to tell Italians on vacation in a transversal way, investigating the different approaches and different social differences that have formed in recent years.
Differences that have led to an important flattening of the middle classes, today no longer as distinguishable as they used to be, given the strong and incessant loss of identity linked to the precarization and fragmentation of work paths, but also to the change of attributions and meanings of the different professional roles.
The “Italian Summer” project aims to show a current cross-section of the Italian welfare state at this precise historical moment, at a time when classes lose their boundaries while maintaining some features that emerge strongly, other times they cancel. The point of view from above, almost like a “bird’s eye”, puts the photographer above everything, as if he did not enter into the merits of any classification and evaluation, but leaving the observer free to undertake his own journey.
The path in continuous movement is linked to the territoriality, to the different Italian regions, to their specific history of the place that brings the work to a more profound level of observation of the local dynamics.
Summer becomes the territory to which everyone belongs, a shared moment, where, in front of the sun and tanning, the differences melt and everything is leveled.