Diary of an Italian Borderworker is a story by Italian photographer Fabrizio Albertini, that wends through the streets as traversed by a borderworker. A passage that describes the relationship between territory and working reality, beyond a merely occupational context. It’s a journey that imparts the sensations of a foreign, adjacent landscape. A micro-reality told in point-form, in nuances, where every shot is taken in close proximity to the asphalt.
In the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, there are currently over 60,000 Italian borderworkers.
Born in 1984, Fabrizio Albertini lives on Lake Maggiore (Italy). Graduated in Film direction and Production at the Conservatorio Internazionale Scienze Audiovisive in Lugano (Swiss), during the years of study he realized several shortmovies selected, among the others festival, at International Locarno Film Festival and Solothurner Filmtage.
Text and images © Fabrizio Albertini