The Island.

Photographs by Emanuele Camerini

L'Isola

Rome | 2012-2013

‘The Island’ born from an urge to explore the faces, stories, lives of many Bengali guys who spend their nights at the gasoline stations offering their help to drivers in exchange for a tip.


Sat down, lighted only by neon lights, their faces emerge from the darkness that surrounds them almost like castaways on a remote Island waiting for a ship that can rescue them. Men arrived in Italy with the hope to leave behind the poverty and the problems of their country, but forced to face the difficulties of one of the biggest city in the world: Rome.
This project, realized between 2012 and 2013 trough the medium format portrait, tells about this reality that flows along roadsides.

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Emanuele Camerini was born in Rome in 1987.
In 2010 he gratuated in Photography at European Institute of Design (IED) in Rome. He began his work photographing various theatrical realities in Italy, especially in Puglia. He devotes himself full time to photography, focusing his attention to social and cultural issues through documentary and portrait photography.
He currently lives and works in Rome.

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