On the Discovery of Padania is a visual exploration into the roots of the Italian party La Lega (the League), whose goal was the secession of a fictional state in the north of Italy called Padania. Together with other groups, La Lega ignored all opposition to set up a host of unrecognised institutions exclusive to Padanians only - a Miss Padania pageant, a national Padania football team and their own houses of parliament, to name a few.

The project will track the history of the fringe group’s beginnings, highlighting the similarities between the rhetoric of La Lega, now focusing on migration and Euroscepticism, and that of the old Lega Nord, once poised against southern Italy and corruption in Rome.

This work has been made in collaboration with fellow photographer Paul Gambin.