LIFE AFTER ZOG and other stories is an ongoing project bringing to light an evolving web of stories, both personal and political, set against the wider cultural and geographical landscape of Albania.

As a child, in the early Nineties, I witnessed streams of disillusioned Albanians docking on the coasts of my hometown in Southern Italy, instilling in me a fascination for this enigmatic land and its people. Running away from a hopeless future, towards something equally uncertain, they left me with questions about who and what was left behind, prompting me some years later to make a photographic journey to the remote areas of High Albania.

The resulting work depicts this country as an enchanted place, a place with no time, inhabited by people who share the land with their ancestors’ ghosts.