Images of life captured from cities around the world. They all have a lot in common - we are back in the cities.
No longer the need to separate ourselves but to come together.
Urban environments where millions of humans live around the world have become similar in the 21st century.
As exciting and raw as they are dark.
Technology, moving at an exponential rate, push us to our limit, experiencing situations where we are
often lost. Yet we are drawn to that limit, which is constantly moving farther away, becoming a less visible horizon.
Urban movement, is it the song of the oppressed or the song of the free?
A MEMORY FOR OUR FUTURE
By Gigliola Foschi
In Vancouver, a young woman with a luminous smile looks into the distance as if she were foreseeing a future of
beauty and tender hope. In New York, men and women with their eyes glued to their cell phones, move forward
towards their destiny, staying together as if responding to the power of attraction of the city. In Paris, an old man
wrinkled and bearded, with a slightly battered hooded jacket, probably homeless, stares at you straight in the eyes,
with a gaze full of severity and dignity as if asking: “You really don’t remember me?” And so on from city to city,
from continent to continent. In New Delhi, Genoa and Mexico City you find elderly people holding hands, young
people jumping, children who observe you silently, and the destitute who proudly wear their own chronic discomfort.
Then there are those caught sleeping on the subway, lonely people seeking company on anonymous benches, all intent
on carrying out their strenuous daily battles in the immensity of contemporary cities.