Photo Essay on the earthquake that took place on the 6th of April 2009, with the epicentre in L'Aquila province (Italy)
During the night of the 6th of April 2009 at 3.32 a.m. a strong earthquake above the 6th degree of Richter Scale shook the historical province of L'Aquila (Italy).
293 people died, 40 missing, hundreds were injured, and over 40.000 people lost their homes. The consequences of the earthquake were devastating, with whole villages razed to the ground and the historical centre of L'Aquila made totally inaccessible. The displaced persons are now trying to rebuild their daily life in the camps set up by the Civil Defence.
The focus of this reportage is aimed at the relationship between man and his environment. Once the emergency immediacy was overcome, the urban environment shows itself as deprived of its connotations and of human presence. Man, eradicated from his own land, reappears in the set up camps where he is wearingly trying to re-establish an identitary quotidianity.