2019 / Editorial / Photo Essay

A Backpackers Farm Tale

  • Photographer
    Giacomo D'Orlando

Over the years the migration of the young in Australia became a global phenomenon constantly growing. Thanks to a particular type of Visa called "Working Holiday" the young people between 18 and 31 years old have the chance to travel and work in all the Australian territory for the duration of one year. In order to give more chances to the people who attempt to settle down in Australia, the government give them the opportunity to earn the renewal of the W.H. Visa, working for at least 88 days in one of the farms of the Country. And here’s what 88 days working on a farm looks like.

Since my grandfather gave me my first film camera when I was only a child, photography has been one of the most important parts of my life, and above all, my deepest passion. I adore photography because I can have the opportunity to catch exceptional moments experienced throughout my life, through my interpretation of reality, without losing the emotions that those moments cause. For this reason, after three years spent as a photographer in the advertising industry, I decided to quit, and dedicate myself to the documentary photography and photojournalism.