ezio d’agostino
"Since 1975, 14,644 people have disappeared Italy. Four hundred each year, more than one per day. Not a single one has been found. The reasons for their disappearances rarely come to light. But all of the cases are classified in the same category: ‘voluntary absence’. Throughout the country, men and women suddenly decide to cut ties with the person they were, abandoning their families and their position in society, leaving their image behind. These photographs were taken in the locations where the “disappeared” were seen for the last time, the places where the actual image confronts the imagination."

ezio d’agostino

"Since 1975, 14,644 people have disappeared Italy. Four hundred each year, more than one per day. Not a single one has been found. The reasons for their disappearances rarely come to light. But all of the cases are classified in the same category: ‘voluntary absence’. Throughout the country, men and women suddenly decide to cut ties with the person they were, abandoning their families and their position in society, leaving their image behind. These photographs were taken in the locations where the “disappeared” were seen for the last time, the places where the actual image confronts the imagination."

07/15/12