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.
Cradle of myths and history, the Mediterranean has been a favourite travel destination since the early years of photography. The blooming industry understood the travellers’ need for exoticism and visible testimony and the photographers, not without difficulties, illustrated every corner of the world. Leaving behind a priceless heritage.
Staged photography, a genre that has revolutionized the language of photography since the 1980s, is at the heart of the exhibition now open again to the public in Reggio Emilia. Over one hundred works that, through staging, parallel realities, inventions inspired by cinema, show that pivotal moment that opened the doors of art to photography.