LAY OFF

Lay off
In recent times many states have proceeded with a reshaping of working, intensifying the pace to cope with the economic crisis due to the massive challenge and competition of the international markets.

We are seeing a considerable increase in shifts of night work that, in the current organizational model of production, is gradually coming to be one of the most profitable among producing and conditions of employment of labor.This mode of shift work, once the preserve of industrial sectors, is instead now spreading significantly also in the service sectors, occupying a place of first order in areas, for example, such as communications and trade, the operators of call center and operators selling to the public, characteristics of the “global village” that no longer differences between day and night.

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Photo: Benedetta Ristori

Shift work, even at night and on holidays, now covers more than eight million workers targeted, often, of psycho-physical due to the continuous change between the “biological clock” that marks the rhythm of the body, following the natural alternation of day and night, and the requirements imposed by the “society of work” that does not recognize these natural alternations (social jet lag). My intention with this project, is to spy on the moments of life of these workers, analyzing and showing the characteristic that, in most cases, distinguishes them: loneliness.

Photo: Benedetta Ristori
Photo: Benedetta Ristori

About the author:
Benedetta Ristori, 27 years old, is a freelance photographer currently based in Rome,Italy. In 2014 is interviewed by the magazine Vanity Fair – Style.it in the Emerging Photographers section. In 2015 Benedetta is one of the finalist of the ‘Next Photographer Award’ by D&AD in partnership with Getty Images. Now she is focused on some personal documentary photography projects.

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