It is the musical genre that, perhaps more than any other, has moved the crowds, accompanied social revolutions, triggered cultural transformations. Rock, in its thousand variations, is the rhythm that many young generations have followed like a magical piper, a storyteller with an extraordinary power of aggregation. Part of its charm lies in the images – album covers, posters, shots of concerts and stars – that have accompanied the music. Photography has not only told rock in an excellent way, but has helped to create characters and legends and to rock the imagination by narrating stories that have become legends.
In the mid-1980s, Giacomelli discovered Calabria: he saw a land of contrasts and abandonment, where, however, life was still vibrant in the humble and generous hearts of its inhabitants, portrayed in the series “Il canto dei nuovi migranti”.
A project in which contemporary vision and magical realism integrate admirably, making us glimpse hopes and contradictions of the three South American states – Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador – that the photographer has travelled extensively from 2008 to 2014.
Cortona On The Move launch a brand new online platform: The Covid-19 Visual Project is an online archive, a memorial to restore the deeper meaning, the socio-anthropological values of what is happening.
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