Invisible Landscapes

In the era of globalization and consumerism the threat of illegal disposal of toxic waste is little documented or unknown. In the last two decades the provinces of Naples and Caserta, in southern Italy, have been used by criminal organizations to dispose of hazardous waste in illegal landfills. As result of this practice high levels of environmental pollution have been recorded, whilst the incidence of rare cancer diseases, leukaemia and autism have raised dramatically. The landscape photographs document both the particular and familiar scenes where the invisible threat is taking place. The ordinary looking places, as with symbols of economic development, are the emblem of corruption and a threat that is hidden into grounds and structures used on a daily base. This familiar scenes are confronting the viewer with a threat that is localised and globalised.