by Domenico Cichetti
About the Book
Immagini registrate all'Aquila il 18 Agosto 2012, a più di tre anni dal sisma avvenuto il 6 Aprile 2009.
Esperienza forte, partendo dal simbolo più noto e drammatico, passando per un intero quartiere residenziale totalmente deserto, per poi arrivare nel centro storico, unico luogo in cui la presenza umana era visibile.
E’ stata una serie continua di immagini desolanti, accentuate dalla loro assurdità, tanto da dare l'impressione che la vicenda di questa città, come innumerevoli altri casi italiani più lontani nel tempo, purtroppo abbia preso una strada poco virtuosa.
Con questa lunga serie di scatti ho cercato di testimoniare i drammi e le speranze che ho raccolto.
L'Aquila lo merita.
These are images recorded in the city of Aquila, August 18, 2012, past more than three years from the earthquake of April 6, 2009.
Unfortunately I have spent only six hours in the city, that he deserves a more slow and reflective vision.
Strong experience, starting with the most famous symbol and dramatic, rising through an entire residential area totally deserted, and then arrive in the historic center, the only place where the human presence was visible.
It 'been a continuous series of bleak images, accentuated by their absurdity, so as to give the impression that the story of this city, like many other Italian cases more distant in time, unfortunately, has taken a little virtuous road.
With this long series of shots I tried to witness the tragedies and hopes that I have collected.
The city of Aquila deserve it.
I was born in Bologna in 1963 and live in Busto Arsizio (Italy). I took the first photographs as a boy but, only in the last four years, photography has become for me an important activity, both for the time spent, both for the satisfaction it gives me. The passion prompted me to create images ranging from portraits, reportage, urban landscapes and symbolic images; black and white, remain in my heart, therefore many of the shots you find in my books have no colors. I am fascinated by the exact forms, the geometry and the hard light. I don't pretend to describe the reality with my pictures, but I try to convey just the things I see, as I look at the time of capture.I hope to succeed, to the extent of my limited ability. Greetings to all