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For nearly two decades, Campania, the southern region of Italy where Naples is located, has witnessed the ongoing practice of illegal toxic material dumping in
agricultural areas.

As of today, the management of waste material in Campania is fully in the hands of the Camorra - a mafia organization with vast economic and political power. As a result, high levels of dioxin are released in the atmosphere causing high rates of cancer and diabetes among the people who are living in the contaminated area.

This issue reveals the broken emotional and cultural balance between the people from the Campania region and their land. These images share a universal message about the way humans interact and identify with their environment and why this connection is so important today as the social and cultural paradigms are shifting.

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Matt Nager
mnager Denver, CO

Hi. My name is Matt. I recently returned to my native home in the Rocky Mountains of Denver, Colorado. I frequently travel throughout the Southwest for assignments, having lived in New Mexico and Texas. I love to roam and my projects have taken me all over the world.

Growing up, I spent much of my free time getting lost in the mountains, filming movies with my friends, and jamming on the saxophone in my school jazz band (we went to State in '97!)

My love for nature and the outdoors, as well as my interest in people and culture, is central to my photography. I strive to learn and share stories about the people I am photographing and the environments they are in.

I speak English, Spanish and I’m learning Italian. I have to because my fiancé grew up in Sicily. I now eat too many cannoli.

Give me a call. I'd love to work together.

Phone - 303.525.2374
Email - matt@mattnager.com

Publish Date  August 18, 2011

Dimensions  Small Square  32 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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