12 October-25 November 2012. This exhibition displays a series of photographs by Alessandro Imbriaco. It tells the history of a family, who has been able to build its living space far away from common living places, as well as of a shack, hidden underneath an overpass, which has become for some a shell, a “home”.
Throughout the past five years Imbriaco has focused on Rome’s neighbourhoods, their residential problems and homelessness, which push an increasingly number of inhabitants to create hidden, invisible communities. For this series, Imbriaco has scoured a wetland east of Rome, which offers an asylum to animals and homeless people. This area, which has been completely abandoned and forgotten, was placed once under protection for the preservation of its fauna.
Imbriaco’s goal is to explore those marginal and hidden areas within Rome’s urbanized territory, which have become strongholds for survival.
This year The Garden won the 19th edition of the European Publishers Award for Photography.