This book presents a series of photographs taken in Albania by Italian photographer Michele Cera (b. 1973 in Bari). Initially driven by an interest for a country geographically very close to his birthplace but culturally and historically very different, the author explored for years the outskirts of Albanian towns, discovering places recalling Italian post war imagery. Playing both with reminiscences of Italian Neorealism and with a certain photographic tradition, these photographs present to the viewer a lyrical gaze on people and their environment, suggesting a connection between Albanian urban landscape fragility and precariousness of human existence.
Text: Francesco Zanot and Michele Cera
Designed by Vincenzo Schiraldi
20 x 24 cm
41 color ills.