A collection of street portraits representing people that have normally no representation.
Testimony of a side of our world that we prefer to ignore, a side of the world we are blind of, afraid of; telling stories normally untold by the media, if told being it only at times and to shock, to scare, to make us feel the need to preserve the comfort of the lives we have, the need to keep that side of the world out of our doors and as far as possible. A book not intended to suscitate the kind of pity that might result in a one-time donation to a charity, but to preserve the memory and honor their protagonists.
Vieri lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey, since 2000. Current information about his activity, projects and most recent work can be found at:
Vieri Bottazzini Fine Art Prints: www.vieribottazzini.com