Confine by Mattia Vacca, Philip Di Salvo, Emanuele Amighetti
Signed by Mattia Vacca
Confine is a collective narrative about how the Italian city of Como and its railway station, on the border between Italy and Switzerland, became a refugee camp
In the summer of 2016, hundreds of migrants, trying to reach Northern Europe through Switzerland, were blocked at the Swiss-Italian border. For nearly three months, up to 500 migrants were forced to camp in the park outside Como’s railway station, as they waited to learn their future.
This book is a compilation of images taken during the emergency by photographers Mattia Vacca and Emanuele Amighetti. It also contains a curated selection of articles published at the time of the crisis. The book reflects the events as they happened and the reaction of the city of Como, forced to face its long-forgotten status as a border town.