“Chille ch’e’ ncuolle a ‘tte n’e’ rroba toja”

“What you’re wearing isn’t yours”

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Photography project by Riccardo Maria Chiacchio

So goes the chant sung by the washerwomen of Napoli, in one of the earliest examples of Neapolitan song, dating back to the late twelfth century.  This is a project about connections: Mothers connecting to their sons, bodies connecting to fabric, faces connecting to their ancient features.  All clothes have been washed in the Mediterranean sea and been exposes to the ashes of Mount Vesuvius, all subjects were born and raised in Napoli.

Photography & Fashion: Riccardo Maria Chiacchio (@riccardomariachiacchio)

Production & Post Production: Wonder Agency (@wonderagency__)

Casting: Theresa Salvatrice Martelli (@teresasalvatrice), Danilo Cautero (@danilocautero)

Photography Assistant: Emanuel Picciano (@emanuelpicciano)

Fashion Assistant: Elaine Bongiovanni (@foreveronlaine)