For 15 years, Piero Pompili passionately photographed the world of boxing, which he frequented in Rome and Naples, in the gyms of the borgata and in the catacombs where even the ancient gladiators prepared for their fights. The source of this fascination was a childhood spent in the Borghesiana (a community in Rome), where he was born in 1967.
The boxers were part of the landscape, and Pompili developed a deep attachment to these epic heroes who fought every day in his city. Gladiatori Moderni presents the boxers in both the artistic eyes of the photographer and the innocent eyes of a young boy.
This book will be released in April from Bruno Gmünder. Follow Piero Pompili on Facebook.