Lost Identities

The project entitled Lost Identities started at the beginning of 2011 with studies undertaken in former Italian psychiatric institutes.
The research, which started with an in-depth investigation of early twentieth-century legal photography, consists of photographic and archival search. An analysis of the material showed features and aesthetic values that were closer to art than psychiatry.
The works were realized with due respect and consideration for the constraints of the archive and privacy, investigating some of the mechanisms that influenced the physical appearance and identity of the people studied.
The study of documents such as medical reports and records, personal letters, notes, and diagnoses was the main instrument for the realization of the work.