Welcome to Berlusconistan

Welcome to Berlusconistan © Simone Donati

Title: Welcome to Berlusconistan

Photographer/s: Simone Donati

Date of publication: 2011

Place of publication: Italy

Dimensions: 20x25cm

Edition size: 1

Type of paper: Matte

Number of pages: 64

Type of printing: Blurb

Number of pictures: 35

Printer: Blurb

Language: Italian and english

Category: Documentary photography

Summary: On the 27th of March, 1994, Silvio Berlusconi burst on the italian political scene winning the elections with his new party “Forza Italia”. On the 27th of March, 2009, he shakes Italy again, forming “Il Popolo della Libertà”, the “People of Freedom” a party uniting Forza Italia and the ex-fascists of Alleanza Nazionale.
Since that congress of March 2009 I started to investigate this world. I focused on the people that go to the congress, meetings, rallies and that show in Berlusconi a total faith, despite the scandals and rumors of the past years.
I’m interested in understanding the relation that is created between the people and his leader, and how, during this public meetings, they interact between each other.
A relation that goes over the politics and his rules, a politician who becomes myth and catalyzes the attention of millions of persons, in Italy and abroad.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: 29th of June, 1977, Florence, Italy

Website: www.terraproject.net

Donated by: Blurb curatele collection

iPL Notes: This book is one of three from Blurb’s Curated Collection 2013 as chosen by Darius Himes.

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