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The book “GLI IMMORTALI” tells of a journey into the future of humanity. It has been published in 2019 in Italy by Il Saggiatore. Finnish edition: “KUOLEMATTOMAT” published by Like. German edition: “IM WARTEZIMMER DER UNSTERBLICHKEIT” published by Kösel – Random House. Spanish edition: “LOS INMORTALES” published by Temas de Hoy
These are the doctors and nurses of the San Salvatore Hospital in Pesaro, Italy, the city of my birth and where I once again reside, which from day one has sadly been at the top of the COVID‑19 contagion and death charts. I photographed them at the end of their shifts—twelve hours without a break during their fight in an unequal war. In the quiet moments in front of my camera, these embattled individuals are in a state of total abandon, victims of an exhaustion that eats away at the body and the mind, a breathlessness that renders one disoriented, detached from time and space. They would take off their masks, caps, and gloves in front of my lens, remaining motionless, looking for some sort of normalcy amid the hell they were living.
Images taken in March 2020
Climate change, demography, nuclear war, migrations. Following the experts opinion, in the coming decades we are going to face huge challenges. And for the first time in history, we are dealing with our survival.This work explores what science is doing around the world to face the future. SURVIVING HUMANITY meets those unknown men and women handling with our destiny and narrates places where human being is organizing his resilience.
SURVIVING HUMANITY visited:
North Pole scientific base and Global Seed Vault (Arctic Svalbard), Cryopreservation centers (USA), institutes and universities working with humanoid robotics (Japan), NASA astronauts simulating life on Mars (Hawaii), edible insect farming (Netherland), biosphere to preserve forest’s biodiversity (UK), dog and animal cloning (Korea), Human Genomic research and China National GeneBank (China), the first Artificial Sun (Germany), luxury bunkers for civil communities (USA).