A Steady Diet of Nothing. Archives 2004-2021

This project is a compound selection of photographs from my archives. In 2021, after years of accumulation, dispersion, and partial neglect, I filled an old Olivetti cabinet with films and hard drives dating back to 2004. In an attempt to summarize my photographic process, I noticed a hungry attitude towards producing new images rather than formalizing projects and series; therefore I prefered rummaging through my archives instead of shooting new photographs. In this work each image is a fragment that embodies my archives as a whole. By juxtaposing and editing existing materials I aspire to generate new layers of meaning while re-discussing my photography.

Anna Positano
(Genova, IT, 1981)

Anna Positano is a photographer and an independent researcher with a background in Architecture and Photography. Her work explores the relationship amongst landscape, architecture and society. Her projects have been exhibited internationally on occasions such as La Triennale di Milano, La Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, Unseen Photo Fair, Camera Torino, Cornell University, and MAO Ljubljana. In 2019 she is recipient of the production grant of Graham Foundation. Alongside her artistic and research practice, she works on commission for architects and magazines, and teaches Photography at IED Florence.