With the advent of the economic crisis Italy it has found it increasingly difficult to manage the social and environmental problems that afflict the country. From the waste emergency in Campania to the floods in Tuscany, from the Emilia and L’Aquila earthquakes, to the sinking of the Costa Concordia at Isola del Giglio, amidst and economic depression marketed by popular protests, such as the movements in Val di Susa, Italy is now in its most troubled era since the Second World War.
Derive (Drifts) is a collection of photographic reportages concerning the social and environmental issues in Italy between 2008 and 2013. It chronicles the lives, hopes and dreams of Italian people, a journey through the social unease in which many Italians are forced to live during this time. The material was completed in 2013 and first published December 2013 in the book Derive.