O.P.G. - Mauro D'Agati


All these photographs were taken in the Italian psychiatric prisons of Napoli, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Aversa, in 2001. In the mid-1970s the O.P.G. (Ospedale Psichiatrico Giudiziario) model replaced the old criminal asylums. The Italian Law n. 81 of 2014 set 1 April 2015 as the definitive date for the closure of the 6 judicial psychiatric hospitals that existed in Italy. This is an event that marks the history of reform of the health care and custody system for people with mental illness, a struggle that has lasted for 40 years, with the Basaglia law.

1. Edition of 89 + 11 AP 11/2021
Book design by Mauro D'Agati
124 pages
22 x 33 cm
139 color photographs
Softcover book housed in an archive box
Digital print

ISBN 979-12-80423-05-4

Category Book