Saluti da PINETAMARE
«July 1989.
It has been the first time since I heard a Kalashnikov shooting.
And it was against people.
That night, we would have never imagined we had to run away,
looking back embracing some beers.»

Link: ATP DIARY intervista di Mauro Zanchi (26 Agosto 2021)

The photos of this book were taken during three years 2009-2011 in the places along the 54 km of the National Road n. 7 Quater "Domitiana" in the cities of Licola, Lago Patria, Ischitella, Villaggio Coppola-Pinetamare Castel Volturno, Pescopagano, Mondragone, and crossing the Mediterranean coast of the provinces of Naples and Caserta, in Italy. These are the places of my childhood summer holidays but also the headquarters of the Nigerian mafia (born in Castel Volturno and not in Nigeria), the commercial area of the Neapolitan Camorra and Mafia Casalese, area of illegal waste.
This book is not a journalistic document about a single event or one theme, but it's a personal project about my home, the place of my childhood. It's about what happened to these places. I tried to explore the changes into the places of my childhood memories by making them collide with reality.
The reality is that the direction taken by mankind, is far from reaching a better future which would leave our children better off their parents.

Book developed with 3/3, Fiorenza Pinna e Chiara Capodici
Driving along the road Domitiana
Driving along the road Domitiana
Inside Parco Saraceno in Pinetamare.
Inside Parco Saraceno in Pinetamare.
Illegal waste
Illegal waste
Bathing establishment in summer.
Bathing establishment in summer.
Aerial view of Pinetamare.
Aerial view of Pinetamare.
Eviction notice
Eviction notice
Inside an house in Parco Saraceno
Inside an house in Parco Saraceno
Inside an house in Parco Saraceno
Inside an house in Parco Saraceno
Inside an house in Parco Saraceno
Inside an house in Parco Saraceno
Reception center for immigrants
Reception center for immigrants
Reception center for immigrants
Reception center for immigrants
Illegal waste burning
Illegal waste burning
The beginning of a brawl
The beginning of a brawl
Miss Cin Cin
Miss Cin Cin
An actor in the movie set
An actor in the movie set
Old postcard
Old postcard
During a religious ceremony
During a religious ceremony
Stolen copper
Stolen copper