Con te partirò
This work is based on the subject of cultural identity, an issue most immigrants face when moving to another country permanently. The reason I began this project was because one day, my 85 year old Nonna (Grandmother) asked me
“I don’t know if I am more Italian or English, I was born in Italy and lived there for the first 20 years of my life, then I moved to England and have been here ever since...does this mean I am English or still Italian?”
When does she become English? When she purchased her first house or when she buried her life partner? Throughout this project I photographed everything I believe represents her Italian heritage, a home away from home.