DANIELE VITA, ITALY

ITALY: THE LEGACY OF MYSTERIES

During the Holy Week, many Sicilian cities become stages for melancholic, sometimes even ghostly processions, in which children also take part - at least they are playing the parts of angels.

Italian photographer Daniele Vita, whose father migrated from the poor southern part of the country to a  town north of Rome when he was 15, regularly re-visited Sicily for many years. Not least to better understand his father and the non-linear biography of migrants in general. Vita searched for his own childhood in the faces of children during the Holy Week. Traces of a solemn faith, longing to feel protected in traditions, and at the same time a touch of despair, as he writes.

Curriculum Vitae: Daniele Vita, Italy (Freelance Photographer)

Portrait: Daniele Vita

© Francesco Galli

Daniele Vita, born in 1975 in Vetralla, Tuscany, began to devote himself entirely to photography while he was still studying Sociology and Anthropology. His first works portrayed a women’s prison and the life of migrants in Rome. Other projects, all black and white photography and sometimes published in book form, led him to Ventimilia, to Syrian refugees in Turkey and to the refugee island of Lampedusa. Since 2006, Vita has taken part in numerous Italian photo festivals. Currently, he lives again in Sicily.

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