Martina Albertazzi

Italian photographer. I work between Italy and the U.S. I am currently based in Yucca Valley, CA. I am available for assignments all around Southern California and beyond.
  
A Warm Winter (Ongoing)
Location: Yucca Valley, California
Nationality: Italian
Biography: I am an Italian independent  photographer currently based in Southern California. I use portraiture and landscape photography to investigate contemporary and social issues that I care about. Born and raised in Rome, Italy, I have spent... MORE
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A Warm Winter (Ongoing)
Copyright Martina Albertazzi 2022
Date of Work Jan 2020 - Ongoing
Updated Feb 2022
Topics Aging, Community, Documentary, Editorial, Environment, Freedom, Homelessness, Isolation, Landscape, Migration, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Poverty, Senior Citizens, Spotlight, Travel

These images are part of an ongoing series about nomadic life in the American West, the last frontier.

In December 2020 I moved with my husband and two dogs to the desert about two hours east of Los Angeles. I currently live in Yucca Valley, a town of about 20,000 people just outside Joshua Tree National Park. This landscape has always felt so foreign to me so whenever I have time, I go camping and exploring.

This is how I started to meet and hang out with people who spend their life on the road, usually driving down to the desert to escape the harsh winters in the northern U.S.

Many nomads I crossed paths with told me that the thing that they love most about their life is the relationships that they create with other people and the communities that are born at every stop.

With this series I would love to explore the concepts of home and roots through the experience of people that move constantly and the concept of travel as a sustainable choice for a permanent way of living.


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