Atlas Italiae

Villages that were deserted decades ago, dilapidated churches, crumbling buildings and schools, theaters and thermal spas overcome by oblivion.

In her latest project, Forlì-born photographer Silvia Camporesi has traced a peculiar map of Italy: after exploring the country at length, she collected and joined the traces of an artistic and cultural heritage that is on the verge of disappearing.

She stresses her work is not meant to denounce negligence: it was simply sparked by the stories enclosed in between those decaying walls, and by the memories of the people who once lived there, which motivated her to travel for almost two years across Italy’s twenty regions.

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