Immigrants in Milan

The first migratory wave from the African continent arrived in Milan in the 1980s and involved hundreds of young people, especially Senegalese, for whom the term “Vucumprà” (wanna buy) was invented. In fact, above anything else, they sell. But wars and poverty have pushed many refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and the Maghreb countries towards Italy. This reportage was made between the late 80s and the early 90s and was acquired by the Cultural Office of the Contemporary World of the cultural department of Lombardy’s Regional government.