"Saluti da PINETAMARE" is a photobook dummy that I want to turn in a book edition of 1000 copies. It is completely selfpublished. "Saluti da PINETAMARE" shortlisted to the DUMMY AWARD 2012 at 5th International Photobook Festival in Kassel and was exhibited at Le Bal (Paris), at MIA Fair (Milan), at s.t. galleria (Rome) and at f/stop Photofestival (Leipzig).
These photographs were taken during several trips between 2009 and 2011 along 54 km of National Road No 7 Quater called “Domitiana”, in the towns of Licola, Lago Patria, Ischitella, Villaggio Coppola-Pinetamare, Castel Volturno, Pescopagano, Mondragone and crossing the Mediterranean coast of the provinces of Caserta and Naples, in Italy.
The town of Castel Volturno counts 24000 inhabitants and 1900 are regular immigrants: 4000 people are registered as unemployed. It’s estimated there are over 10000 illegal immigrants. It’s one of the main drug marketplace in the Campania region: cobret, heroin, crack, cocaine and marijuana. Here, and not in Nigeria, was born the Nigerian Mafia.
The province of Caserta, is among Italy’s most polluted. The air, the ground, the rivers and the sea are clearly polluted.
The way kids are growing up, is not the way I did anymore. This project is about my home, about the place of my youth, what has happened to it: I tried to explore the changes in the scenery of my childhood memories by making them collide with reality. The reality of the human direction that is so far from a better future that leaves its heirs more than it has received from its fathers.
Photographs and texts: Salvatore Santoro
Book project: 3/3
Format: softcover + dust jacket
Size: book 290 x 220 mm \\ inserts 175 x 116 mm
Total number of pages: 192 \\ 160 + 32 (4 8-pages inserts) [*]
Number of photographs: 89 \\ 73 + 16 [*]
Print: Offset Paper: Arctic Paper, Munken Lynx 130gr
Languages: italian and english
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As you can see in the first video, in the book there are four booklet: this a technical solution to put a second layer story. There are pictures of my friends and my childhood.
The dustjacket cover is a "french" type: a big photo folded on a cardborad cover.
Queste fotografie sono state scattate tra il 2009 e il 2011, lungo i 54 km della Strada Statale n. 7 Quater “Domitiana”, nelle città di Licola, Lago Patria, Ischitella, Villaggio Coppola-Pinetamare, Castel Volturno, Pescopagano, Mondragone e attraversando la costa mediterranea delle province di Caserta e Napoli.
La sola città di Castel Volturno conta 24000 abitanti e 1900 sono immigrati regolari. Si stimano oltre 10000 immigrati clandestini. 4000 persone sono registrate come disoccupate. E’ uno dei principali del mercati di droga in Campania: cobret, eroina, crack, cocaina e marijuana. Qui, e non in Nigeria, è nata la Mafia Nigeriana.
La provincia di Caserta, è tra le più inquinate d’Italia. L'aria, il terreno, i fiumi e il mare sono inquinati in modo evidente.
Il modo in cui i ragazzi stanno crescendo che non è più il modo in cui sono cresciuto io. Questo progetto riguarda la mia casa, i luoghi della mia infanzia, riguarda quello che è successo in questi posti.
© 2012 text and photographs