Approximately 280 people from Acquasanta Terme [AP] have moved in camping Riva Nuova Martinsicuro [TE] following the strong earthquakes that occurred in late October in central Italy. Whole families, children, seniors, animals. All together, with a few things. Some of them during the day they go to work and return at night to sleep. They say they feel more confident, finally a bit ‘of peace. Not far from the coast the ground shakes again. Children play in the sports, teenagers running around with bicycles. It seems to live in a suspended dimension of time. At 12.30 it creates the line inside the bar to pick up lunch, but some prefer to cook in small new prefabricated house. Small but with everything inside. A new situation, not a house.
Marta Viola [1986, San Benedetto del Tronto – AP]. She has a degree in psychology and began photographing during university years. She followed the training course “Investigation of Self and the Human Condition” directed by Jen Davis at the International Center of Photography [New York] and she has attended the advanced photography course at the European Institute of Design [Milan]. She started as an assistant to professional photographers. In 2014 she’s part of the organizational staff of Padova Fotografia Festival and she was a teaches of photography courses. Invited to join the jury of the fourth edition of Who Art You at La Fabbrica del Vapore [Milan]. It is currently represented by Federica Morandi Art Project. She photographs mainly landscapes and social situations. Her work has been published on: D’Abruzzo, PhotoVogue, Il Fotografo, D La Repubblica. Co-founder of Nod Agency, a creative agency based in Padua.
all images and text © Marta Viola