SE NE SONO ANDATI TUTTI
(They all are gone)
Se ne sono andati tutti is a trip through the minor landscapes of Tuscany, a region that everyone is used to knowing for its beauty and harmony. An everyday reality, rich in variety and dissonance, lies beyond this conventional and stereotyped vision, only good for careless tourists.
So far, I’ve spent my whole life in Tuscany and I’ve always seen and felt this land as a nostalgic place of mind. Most of the time this wistful mood is triggered in my eyes by ‘familiar’ elements of the landscape that often don’t keep up with our fast-changing age. All elements of a transforming environment, though, may lose their original purpose but they can never be deprived of their consistence. They always survive as suspended traces of disused destinies.
I was looking for a photography to be together intimate and direct to translate into images this view on my own world. Instant photography perfectly embodied both of these characteristics.
Project presented in Giovane Fotografia Italiana #01 | CITIZENSHIP
(Prato, IT, 1987)
Filippo Bardazzi is a journalist and photographer, member of SooS Chronicles
His work focuses on the relationship between man and environment, with a peculiar interestin all those changes involving past and present.
His images have been published both on Italian and international magazines (Financial Times, Courrier International, Newsweek, D – La Repubblica, La Stampa, Gente) and have been awarded and exhibited in several photographic festivals worldwide (Premio Marco Pesaresi, Rovinj Photodays, Atkins CIWEM – London, Photo Kathmandu, Athens Photo Festival, Vintage Photo Festival). He is Professor of Documentary Photography at L.A.B.A. – Libera Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and in 2016 was among the founders of Sedici, a non-profit
organization that promotes visual culture and art.