Fabrizio Albertini, (b. 1984, Italy), photographer and filmmaker, currently lives in Cannobio (Lake Maggiore). He graduated with a degree in Film Direction and Production at the International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences Pio Bordoni in Lugano (Swiss). In 2014 he published his first book “The Mecca of Coney Island” with Skinnerboox. His work has been shown at International Locarno Film Festival and Solothurner Filmtage amongst others. His photographic series has been featured by Aperture Foundation and Photobook Melbourne. Today we take a look at this series titled, Diary of an Italian Border-Worker.
border-worker [ ˈbôrd|ər ˈwər|kər] noun.
Inhabitant of the borderlands between two countries; a worker who, resident in one area, must cross the border
daily to reach their place of work.
Diary of an Italian Border-worker is a story that winds through the streets as traversed by a border-worker. A passage that describes the relationship between territory and working reality, beyond a merely occupational context. It’s a journey that imparts the sensations of a foreign, adjacent landscape. A micro-reality told in point-form, in nuances, where every shot is taken in close proximity to the asphalt.
In the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, there are currently over 60,000 Italian border- workers.
To view more of Fabrizio’s work please visit his work website.