2021 / Fine Art / Portrait

Purgatory

  • Company
    Cesura
  • Photographer
    Gabriele Micalizzi

More than 170 Italian doctors have died from the disease - largely due to a lack of knowledge around the virus and a lack of resources, such as personal protective equipment. By September 2020, in anticipation of a second wave, a conversation was taking place on a national level to decide how to better organize hospitals and clinics. In the meantime, to maintain control over the spreading of the infection between people and especially between hospital personnel, one of the most important tools is swab testing, although it's a procedure that can feel intrusive and be quite painful.

Gabriele Micalizzi is an Italian photojournalist, he collaborates with national and international newspapers. He is one of the founders of the Italian collective Cesura, with the photographer Alex Majoli. In 2011 he began to reporting all the events related to the "Arab Spring". In 2019, during the Kurdish offensive in the Baghuz area against the last bastion of Isis, he was wounded by an RPG rocket. In Libya he cover the arrival of Turkish troops sent to help President Al Sarraj resist General Haftar's attack. In 2020 it followed the pandemic in the most affected areas of Italy.