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MICHELE BATTILOMO

Lonely boy

Lonely boy
 

MICHELE BATTILOMO

Lonely boy was born in Basilicata in 2017, thanks to an encounter with a young boy who came out of the reception centers for migrants. The project aims to interpret the profound sense of loneliness and inadequacy of those who are considered "different." An interpretation of reality, which investigates the essence of living as an illegal immigrant, relegated to a life on the margins. Through the use of an aesthetic that blends elements of documentary photography with a mise-en-scene, the pictures seem stolen from the banality of everyday life, while the subjects seem taken in their simplicity, producing images that oscillate between reality, fantasy and desire for redemption.

"Lonely boy" is a status, a condition, the fruit of the failure of the reception systems.

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