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Massimo Berutti

RESIDENCE ROMA (Italy, 2006)

Until recently the Roma Residentie stood not far from the Vatican, a group of buildings where since 1983 hundreds of needy Italians could receive shelter until they found a suitable dwelling. Over the years, Massimo Berutti discovered, on the sly beds were increasingly being allocated to immigrants for exorbitant prices. He described the conditions in the Residentie as inhuman. ‘A rubbish tip. Garbage everywhere, rats everywhere, no hot water and sometimes not even any electricity.’ Berutti’s photographs unmasked the Residentie, once founded with a noble purpose, as a symbol for the corruption of the private and public sectors.

  • RESIDENCE ROMA (Italy, 2006)

    Until recently the Roma Residentie stood not far from the Vatican, a group of buildings where since 1983 hundreds of needy Italians could receive shelter until they found a suitable dwelling. Over the years, Massimo Berutti discovered, on the sly beds were increasingly being allocated to immigrants for exorbitant prices. He described the conditions in the Residentie as inhuman. ‘A rubbish tip. Garbage everywhere, rats everywhere, no hot water and sometimes not even any electricity.’ Berutti’s photographs unmasked the Residentie, once founded with a noble purpose, as a symbol for the corruption of the private and public sectors.

  • RESIDENCE ROMA (Italy, 2006)

  • RESIDENCE ROMA (Italy, 2006)

  • RESIDENCE ROMA (Italy, 2006)

  • RESIDENCE ROMA (Italy, 2006)

Biography

Residence Roma (2006)

Until recently the Roma Residentie stood not far from the Vatican, a group of buildings where since 1983 hundreds of needy Italians could receive shelter until they found a suitable dwelling. Over the years, Massimo Berutti discovered, on the sly beds were increasingly being allocated to immigrants for exorbitant prices. He described the conditions in the Residentie as inhuman. ‘A rubbish tip. Garbage everywhere, rats everywhere, no hot water and sometimes not even any electricity.’ Berutti’s photographs unmasked the Residentie, once founded with a noble purpose, as a symbol for the corruption of the private and public sectors. 

Massimo Berutti (Italy, 1979) gave up his study of biology to become a photographer. Since 2004 he has worked as a freelancer, for l’Espresso, Internationale and The Independent, among others. Since 2007 he is frequently to be found in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he is recording the changing society.

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Human Conditions

Human Conditions

Price EUR 15,00