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Verbrannte Erde

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Salvatore Santoro
Akina Books


60 pages
160×230 mm
ISBN: Not available


The first days of October 1944, end of WWII.
Marzabotto, a small town near Bologna.
In reprisal for helping the partisans, more than
770 peoples were massacred in cold blood by the Nazis. 240 of the victims were kids from 1 to 16 years old. 316 were woman.

Verbrannte Erde, Scorched Land.
After this dramatic event of almost 70 years ago,
Marzabotto’s land and men yet today have failed of recovering.

Verbrannte Erde is Salvatore Santoro’s formal investigation of the town and its outskirts,
He wanders through a vacant landscape and town streets, scavenging fragments of evidence and scraps of memory, outlining a visual research into the fabric of a wounded town.

Salvatore Santoro is an Italian documentary photographer.

Akina Books is a London based independent publishing house of hand-made photobooks, run by Alex Bocchetto and Valentina Abenavoli.