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Rosina Valicenti – “Tanos” 5

Rosina Valicenti, born in Amendolara, Italy, on 1948. Tanos project 5.

“I didn’t chose to come here: why did you bring me here, I used to ask my mother. My dad, Francesco, bricklayer, missed Italy, not my mother who wanted to stay in Argentina”. “At home we used to talk about  war and work, I remember listening to songs of war: that was what I used to hear about Italy.”
“When I was 20 years old I traveled to Italy with my mother. During this trip I realized a conflict of values: the Italians were attached to money and they seemed to me more discriminatory”.
Fabrizio, his older brother went from Argentina to Spain for 4-5 years working as a bricklayer like her dad …but making the way backwards.
Argentinean or “Tana” ? Rosina is looking for an answer as she feels a “vacuum of identity”.

“Yo no había elegido de venir acá: para que me trajiste acá preguntaba siempre a mi mamá. Mi papá, Francesco, albañil, extrañaba Italia, mamá no, quería quedarse en Argentina”. “En casa se hablaba de guerra y de trabajo. Se cantaban canciones de la guerra: esto me quedaba de Italia”.
“Cuando tenia 20 años viajé a Italia con mi mamá. Durante esta viaje me di cuenta de un conflicto de valores: los italianos eran apegados a la plata y mas discriminatorios”.
Fabrizio, su hermano mayor se fue de Argentina a España durante 4-5 años trabajando como albañil como el papá…pero haciendo el camino al revés.
Argentina o tana ? Rosina, me cuenta, busca la respuesta: siente un “vacío de identidad”.

Buenos Aires. Argentina, 2016-2017. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

5 May 2017

Destino – “Tanos” 1

In italiano: necessità che sembra determinare gli eventi e che appare esterna e superiore alla volontà dell’uomo (in english…fate, en français le destin).
En español: lugar a donde va dirigido alguien, una persona, o algo, un buque (in italiano posto dove ci si dirige, in english…destination, en français la destination).
Roberto Curia, nato a Buenos Aires nel 1962, fotografato nel suo caffè preferito “El destino”. “L’Italia – dice – ce l’ho nel cuore e nel sangue”. Uno dei milioni di “tanos” d’Argentina. “Tanos” project 1.

Buenos Aires. Argentina, 2016-2017. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

31 Mar 2017

Peaceful anti-government demonstration in Sarajevo

A glance at the peaceful anti-government demonstration held the 11th of june in front of the national parliament in Sarajevo. This bosnian multiethnic demonstration (people came from Banja Luka, Mostar, Bihac, Zenica), began last week as a small protest of parents pushing strollers to parliament to demand a new law be passed so their newborns could get national identity numbers (JMBG), needed to acquire passports and to have access to basic needs (health, education). The initial protest was sparked by media reports about a 3-month-old baby that needs life-saving medical treatment abroad, but couldn’t travel because the infant couldn’t get a passport until the government started issuing temporary numbers Wednesday… Some people call this demonstration “baby revolution” and maybe the beginning of a “Bosnian spring”. Actually, people are tired of a political class divided by ethnic questions and unwilling to solve everyday and real problems such as employment, health and education. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2013. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

12 Jun 2013