Reportage: Far from Heaven

Milena Fadda is a photojournalist from Sardinia (Italy). Through her reportage “Far from Heaven” she shows her personal opinion about the community she lives in.

Text and pictures by Milena Fadda
Edited by Chiara Costantino

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Sometimes, some places seem to live in an eternal fairy tale. That’s the misreading with the thin line which separates perception from real life. Far from dreamy landscapes and elite tourism, Sardinia is facing the heaviest crisis in its history. Unemployment has reached its maximum rate between 2009 and 2013, with a quarter of the residents living in poverty. Hazardous industrialization and lack of sustainable policies have led to increasing environmental troubles. Through the years, many people have asked themselves which could be the very way to save the day for our resources and our people. We hope not to be so far from the solution. My portfolio focuses on Sardinia caught at the end of its industrial era. During the last 60 years, the second island in Mediterranean Sea, despite its vigorous natural environment, has built up the idea that we all can survive without depending on our territory. Now we ask to ourselves: is economic development worth the price we are paying?

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( Images © Milena Fadda)

More about Milena Fadda’s work here


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