An “Archipelago” of photographers from all over Italy and the narration of the pandemic through images: different but connected works, an extraordinary documentation on display at Villa Bottini. We talk with the curator about the exhibition and the birth of a group with several projects for the future.
Places of ancient culture, frugal subsistence, deep-rooted traditions: the southern Apennines “is the Italy we used to have and which we risk losing forever”. In his slow and thoughtful photographic exploration, the author conveys in a book the calm and silent atmospheres of lands, villages and people that are at risk of disappearing.
The sea is the soul with which the photographer from Naples has formed an indissoluble bond, it is her memory, captured by the maps and by her shots. Her work contemplates the idea of building a sort of poem, an aquatic anthology of visual and material stories, an imaginary archive of the sea and its variations.
“We must be grateful to Paul Fusco for his determination to put us in front of what was done to cause suffering to all victims of injustice and wars, universally and across borders”. In memory of the great American photographer, who died in July 2020, and his work: a powerful, tragic, authentic document.
A broad retrospective dedicated to a pioneer of the photographic process, the exhibition in Modena compares Talbot’s work with that of other photographers, artists and scientists, tracing the experiences that led to the birth of a new form of representation of reality: photography, “the art of fixing a shadow”.