Realino Dominici, the #poet of the valley, showed @camillaferrariphoto a few valley landmarks, including an abandoned #windmill and a dry water source, once used by all the villages in the valley.
This week, #Italian storyteller @camillaferrariphoto will be sharing her visual project "Four fires and six souls." This project follows the lives of the only six inhabitants on the receding town of #CivitadiBagnoregio, which lies in the middle of the #CalanchiValley in the center of the Italian peninsula. Surrounded by a sea of mist, the village is currently populated by six people and it is connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge.
Built 2500 years ago by the #Etruscans on a hill of tufa rock, which is now crumbling 7 cm per year due to the #erosion. This fragile condition transformed the town into a touristic attraction and more than 1 million tourists have walked the Civita bridge in the last four years.
This phenomenon had an impact on the life of the town: Ivana, Mario, Tony, Rossana, Antonio, Felice and Realino, the poet of the valley, are still living there in a sense of precariousness between the solid past of a farming village and the unknown future of a collapsing ground.
Camilla started the project in January 2018 as a way to understand and explore, in-depth, the lives of the inhabitants; she wanted to portray their feelings of love for the place that shaped themselves and the fear of seeing it slowly vanishing - both geologically and culturally.
Photo @camillaferrariphoto. This project is made in collaboration with @occhidellaguerra