Sanita'

Shortlist 2020

Ciro Battiloro

The Problem
2020

Sanita'

The Rione Sanita is solitude and love, irony and tragedy, faith and sin. The contrasts generate surreal experiences. The street and the house merge, the private becomes public, and the public hides the secrets of the individual. Silence is a rare gift for these alleys, but in its revelation, you rediscover the naked and immense soul of forgotten humanity. This project focuses on the Riones life in its intimate fold. These photographs want to give back the best part of that flesh that can also be brutal. The Rione Sanita was built in the 16th century. The district, born as a residence place for aristocratic families, has become one of the poorest in Naples due to the construction of the Ponte Sanit. The bridge has excluded the district from the city life. This isolation has led to the increase of social problems such as unemployment, school drop-outs and the rise of criminal organizations. At the same time, the district welcomes vast humanity with different origins and stories. This diversity is wealth. There is not only marginality but also extraordinary energy.