Mr. DB Against The Sky

The Bountiful Earth
Mr. DB Against The Sky by Matteo Carassale

Image details - Mr. DB Against The Sky

Photographer: Matteo Carassale (see profile)
Competition: Competition 7
Category: The Bountiful Earth
Location: Bollate Jail, Milan, Italy


Working in prison is a way to make sense of imprisonment; it helps to reintegrate prisoners and to reduce reoffending. 'Cascina Bollate' , besides cultivating and selling plants like any other nursery, deals with training, so that prisoners may learn the job of a gardener. I wanted to document how life in prison can be better thanks to work. Taking care of plants and flowers helps to give respect and dignity to life. Before starting to take pictures of prisoners, it was very important to get to know them. In this way I could follow their work without affecting their normal activities.


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