Angela’s Garden

Rome, Italy

Angela is six years old. She was born and has grown up in a little shack beneath a bridge of the ring road, on the outskirts of Rome. The ‘garden’ of her house is a small swamp created by the Aniene River, which runs in front of the shack. She lives there with her parents: Italian Piero and Russian Luba. The swamp was considered a zone that ought to be protected because of its fauna, which includes particular species of foxes and birds. But all attempts to designate it a nature reserve have failed, and its fragile environment has been left with no official protection.


Rome, Italy

Alessandro Imbriaco (31), from Italy, currently lives and works in Rome, and attended the Scuola Romana di Fotografia. He has also participated in the Reflexions masterclass. Alessandro is a previous winner in the World Press Photo contest and won the Canon Award for Young Photographers for his project on alternative housing in Rome. His work has been exhibited around Europe, as well as in the US. His images have appeared in such publications as L’Espresso, Le Monde, D la Repubblica, Rolling Stone, Wired and Vanity Fair, among others.

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