Prossima apertura? Only if really interested
Thanks to Salvatore Benvenga and Federica Giudici for their precious help.
“Prossima apertura?” is a photographic book about closed and bankrupt shops in Gallarate, my city.
From the small shop to the large shopping center – like the photos of a “ghost-town” catalog – the book is made up of images of many closed shop windows and lowered shutters that tell us about dreams, hopes and shipwrecked investments.
A phenomenon, that of closed shops, which I have tried to document in an attempt to denounce a problem that does not only concern Gallarate, but which calls for generalized suffering.
All photographs were taken in landscape format with a fixed 24mm lens over a period of 4 months.