Someone said to me of his Sicilian land: It is “amara”.  Bitter.  I told him I would say “raw.”  He replied: This is the same.  I sought out this raw edge during my time in Sicily and Naples.  These photographs, then, are quotidien moments, quiet, turning away from the grand so to contemplate the qualities of what might be bitter—a taste that the Italians cultivate.  It is with a sip of “amara” that one ends the traditional Italian meal.

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to the Valley of the Temples—Mercato Ballaro, Palermo, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to the Valley of the Temples—Temple of Juno, Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Italy (2018)" 

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to Pompeii—Cloister of Santa Chiara, Napoli, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to Pompeii—Fontana di Eolo, Parco Réale Reggie di Caserta, Caserta, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to the Valley of the Temples—Catacombe die Cappucchini, Palermo, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to the Valley of the Temples—Parco Archeologico Castillo a Mare, Palermo, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to the Valley of the Temples—Orto Botanico, Palermo, Italy (2018)" 

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to Iscrizione Rocca—Cattedrale du Cefalù, Cefalù, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to Pompeii—Via Pedamentina San Martino, Napoli, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to Pompeii—Spanish Quarter, Napoli, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to the Valley of the Temples—Kalsa, Palermo, Italy (2018)" 

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to the Valley of the Temples—Mercato Ballaro, Palermo, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to Pompeii—Via San Biagio dei Librai, Napoli, Italy (2018)"

On the Route to Ruins (Series): “On the Route to Pompeii—Scalia Montesanto, Napoli, Italy (2018)"

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