Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

The Domitiana, Everyday Organized Crime and Life: Sounds and Images From a Road - A Photographic Experience

Fri Jul 07 14:00:00 BST 2017

Exhibition runs: 7 to 12 July 2017
Opening times:

  • 7 July: 15.00-17.00
  • 8 July: 09.00-17.00
  • 9 July: Closed
  • 10 July: 10.00-15.00
  • 11 July: 10.00-15.00
  • 12 July: 10.00-15.00

Venue: 3 West North 3.8

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The Domitiana

 

This is a photographic experience of images and sounds by the photographer, Giovanni Izzo of the road, the Domitiana, where life takes place in all its different forms. Once a major Roman road of historical and archaeological significance, La Domitiana is now home to the exploitative activities of organised crime and the increasingly urgent migrant crisis.

From this road, Giovanni Izzo’s panorama does not trim down, nor make an appeal or stop, but recounts and gives voice to many stories that everyone thought were forgotten: prostitution, widespread crime, improper construction works, illegal immigration and organised crime are captured in the black and white photographs, which thus display all the dramatic force of the social context in this area. The photos provide glimpses of the African underworld, the Camorra, crime and corruption, endemic and migrant poverty. They depict with honesty, but with poetic sadness, the landscape of poverty, suffering and dilapidation, produced and nourished by illegal activities. They document this and stir our emotions. They are accounts, stories and works of art.

This event is open to all and no registration is required. Please note that this exhibition contains content that some may find confronting.

Further information

For more information please contact Dr Felia Allum, f.s.allum@bath.ac,uk, 01225 38 6390

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