Bildung collects forty double portraits of young boys and girls. For several years I taught Photography at various technical schools in the suburbs of Milan, where I used to take pictures of my students on the first day of classes - when the teacher introduces him or herself to the class - and at the end of the school year, right after the school-leaving examination. Each diptych shows a student on his/her first and last day at school, spanning a period of three to five years. Growing up, the time elapsed between the beginning and end of adolescence, between the beginning and end of the school year. Damiani Editore, Bologna, Italy spring 2009, 96 pages, 17 x 24 cm, Eur 14,99 ISBN 978-88-6208-082-8 Texts by Gustavo Pietropolli-Charmet, Tiziano Scarpa e Roberta Valtorta Education.