This is the second installment in a series of photos by Marianna Zampieri called C-AT WORK, featuring cats in the workplace. You can see part one here.
For C-AT WORK, photographer Marianna Zampieri went to Ravenna, to visit a true gem of Italian culture: the Classence Library. This extraordinary facility houses more than one million books from all eras and... three great cats.
The employees of the Classence Library found the cats right after they were born. They weaned them and gave the cats a permanent home in the library.
The black kitty is Obama. He's very approachable and deals with people who need company in the reading room.
Then there's Byron. This black and white cat is a little reserved. He prefers to hide in the archives. He has a disarming sweetness and is attached to the people who take care of him.
Finally, there's Teresa, a true diva. “She showed me the most beautiful places in the building and posed like a true model,” Marianna Zampieri says.
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