Ten years ago, when Alina and her family emigrated to Italy, Moldovan citizens could hardly travel anywhere without a visa. People would not visit other countries, let alone have regular holidays. Visa requirements changed in 2014, and again in May 2018, allowing Moldovans to travel freely.
"Sogno" ["Dream"] explores this newfound freedom by documenting the experience of Alina's grandfather during his first visit to Italy. The pictures vividly capture the nature of the old man's childlike relationship with the new place. The light blue helps to convey a sense of serenity, innocence, and purity. But also one of melancholy.
We interviewed Alina to find out more about "Sogno" and her approach to photography.