Images of Italy’s Charming Corner Stores

In his photo series “Heroes,” Italian photographer Francesco Pergolesi preserves the charm of mom-and-pop shops before they’re overrun by corporate brands. Tapping into his memories as a young child where he wandered the streets of his home village Spoleto, Pergolelsi captures the exterior of old-school corner shops throughout Italy and the dutiful owners that watch over them each day. From grocers to florists, butchers, woodworkers and more, each is seen tending to their craft late into the night. See more at Fubiz.