Atlante Italiano007-MAXXI (2007)
24 May 2017

Rischio Paesaggio (Landscape at Risk) was the theme for this commission from MAXXI (Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo) as part of their ongoing series Atlante Italiano. I chose to photograph Lido di Ostia, a coastal region that was originally the ancient port of Rome and is for many Romans their day at the sea location. Ostia suffers from the fact that while still politically and economically part of the city of Rome it is at one removed from the ‘centre’ and as a result, is at ongoing risk of neglect. It has the potential to be quite special but somehow always seems to be on the verge of decline.