Gold 2019 / People / Life Style

Alessandro, Day By Day

  • Photographer
    Chiara Fracassi
  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Life Style

Alessandro is a 47 year old man who is autistic, deaf-mute and self-and-hetero aggressive. His typical day is filled by rituals that are repeated always in the same way, surrounded by love of his family: his mother, his younger sister Virginia and her husband. Alessandro is affected by a level 3 autism: the most serious level identified by modern psychology. In an attempt to expose a deeper perspective, I spent a year with Alessandro and his family, in their daily lives, in order to make people understand what it means living autism day by day.

Chiara Fracassi is an Italian independent photographer based in Milan. After her studies in Medieval Archaeology and after several jobs in Rome, in 2009 she moved to Milan. In 2013 she founded with two other colleagues, the photographic collective Direzione Ostinata, specializing in commercial photography and she switches her attention to reportage photography and photojournalism She is currently working on three main projects: one on the underground world of BDSM, one on Autistic Disorder and a third, still in its early stages, on the influence of Evil in today's society.