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Kiss me hard before you go

“If I had not to come back,
you should Know that I never left.
my trip was a stay here,
where I never been.” (Farewell ticket before not leaving ). G.Caproni

The emigration of Italians abroad, after the intense movements of the '50s and' 60s, was reduced in the '70s and significantly reduced in the following three decades, until it was below 40,000 units a year.

Today, under the impact of the latest economic crisis, which Italy is still struggling with, transfers abroad reached 102,000 units in 2015 and 114,000 units in 2016, while the returns amounted to 30,000 cases a year.

Even Ocse says that in 10 years Italy has "climbed" 5 places in the ranking of those leaving their country on behalf of better luck elsewhere.

I'm part of those italians who have left Italy and this body of work is a research on the meaning of HOME in my many "return back home" in my town, Livorno.

The return for me is something intense and unexpected in which I feel stranger and part of the context at the same time.

Social, economic, political and family changes flow quickly when you're not there, then when you come back it almost seems like you've never left - as Caproni said - at least, it's what you would.

For every homecoming a goodbye.

This is a diary that I have been holding since 2012.
fonte:Fondazione Migrantes, Aire
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fonte:Fondazione Migrantes, Aire
a Chinese restaurant near my father's house
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a Chinese restaurant near my father's house
a supermarket where there was countryside
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a supermarket where there was countryside
new buildings in my neighborhood
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new buildings in my neighborhood
Martino and Lila
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Martino and Lila
View on Livorno from the port
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View on Livorno from the port
My mom coming back from work
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My mom coming back from work
city center, the square where I usualy spent my time when I lived in city
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city center, the square where I usualy spent my time when I lived in city
Vittoria, my nephew
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Vittoria, my nephew
A italian flag in Livorno suburb
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A italian flag in Livorno suburb
TRW workers in strike
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TRW workers in strike
I photographed him, then the day after he left Italy to look for luck in germany, I think
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I photographed him, then the day after he left Italy to look for luck in germany, I think
Self-portrait in Livorno from Google maps
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Self-portrait in Livorno from Google maps
Ultras Verona greeted me
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Ultras Verona greeted me
Politicians during the local elections of 2014
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Politicians during the local elections of 2014
Olimpia and Giacomo
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Olimpia and Giacomo
Kiss me hard before you go
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Kiss me hard before you go
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new prefabricated in my neighborhood
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new prefabricated in my neighborhood
View from my mom's home
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View from my mom's home
self-portrait
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self-portrait
Sister's home
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Sister's home
Olimpia
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Olimpia
"I had you...
... and on Thursday we could ... love (at least me) ...
then friday with tranquility ... but in the meantime we had ...
...had to put
...it's true"
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"I had you...
... and on Thursday we could ... love (at least me) ...
then friday with tranquility ... but in the meantime we had ...
...had to put
...it's true"
Kiss me hard before you go
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view on the Tyrrhenian Sea
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view on the Tyrrhenian Sea
Looking at the speech of the new Pirme Minister Giuseppe Conte
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Looking at the speech of the new Pirme Minister Giuseppe Conte
the country house where I spent my childhood
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the country house where I spent my childhood
pasting photo with my friends
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pasting photo with my friends
Lega during Salvini speech
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Lega during Salvini speech
my neighborhood
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my neighborhood
Vittoria, my nephew
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Vittoria, my nephew
My old room in my mom's home
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My old room in my mom's home
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