Mario Badagliacca will partner with the Archive of Migrant Memories (AMM) on their campaign to collect, archive, and share testimonies of migrants held in Centers for Identification and Expulsion throughout Italy. Badagliacca will use photographs, audio, and video taken inside these centers to produce multimedia stories, which will be accessible advocacy and educational tools on AMM’s website for their network of activists, journalists, and academics. These participatory narratives will also be integrated into AMM’s public programming and events. The partners hope their project provides nuance and depth to both the migration debate in Europe at large, as well as to the collective memory of the migrant community.
Badagliacca was born in Palermo, Italy, in 1980. He graduated from the University of Naples “L’Orientale” with degrees in politics and international relations. He studied photo reportage and photojournalism at the Roman School of Photography and is currently based in Rome. Badagliacca’s work emphasizes social issues, and he is currently documenting daily life and practices for migrant communities living in Italy. He collaborates with researchers in the field of social sciences and anthropology, and his photographs have been published by La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Left/L’UnitàˆLe nouvelle Observateur, Radio RAI3, National Geographic, Warscapes, Mondadori, and Pellegrini.