by Enrico Gaveglia
These photos are impressions from walking through countries plagued by years of civil wars and conflict. They’ve rarely been able to return to a normal, peaceful life. The drama of war remains for generations in the DNA of the people; it doesn’t matter if you experience the tragedy firsthand. Even new borns, in relatively quiet moments of peace, have the tag of the sorrow in their genetics, and it takes time to get rid of it. Places, buildings, art expression on streets–all speak as tokens of lives who perished too soon and can talk no more.
Enrico Gaveglia was born in 1975 in Tuscany, Italy. He developed kikontheroad some time back as he travels around the world. Direct life experiences often in countries plagued by latent conflicts have allowed him to walk through places of great charm and put him in contact with extraordinary people. Every now and then he collects accidental shots in testimony of his passages through places. It is only much later than he feels the need to internalize those unique experiences in intimate moments of reflection stolen from his daily routine as digital products of his work come to life in a reproduced altered reality.
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