Ballad of Woods and Wounds
“Sometimes in life events follow one another without giving you a chance to breath.
The news of my partner’s pregnancy; a mourning that has deeply affected us; the impossibility of being hugged from friends and relatives; Italy, and the whole world, paralyzed by a pandemic. So here came the need to breathe, to return to the place where I grew up, a place which has always represented a safe haven, a happy island, immersed in an unreal tranquility.
Cocconato d’Asti, in the hills of Lower Monferrato, Piedmont, here everything seems to float in surreal calmness. And it is in this reality, suspended in time and space, that Ballad of Woods and Wounds was born. Like a rural ballad, this personal narration talks about me, my roots, those around me but, above all, about the tension pervading our lives in the currrent, strange period.”
(Torino, IT, 1986)
His works are regularly published by major international magazines. Parallel to his editorial work, he pursues a personal research that has led him to develop photographic projects exhibited and projected in galleries, public spaces and at leading photography festivals: from Fotografia Europea to Les Rencontres d’Arles, from Athens Photo Festival to Format 19, from Cortona On The Move to Encontros da Imagem, from Triennale Milano to PhotoKathmandu.
He collaborates with museums and institutions, is co-curator of JEST, an independent space for photography in Torino, lecturer at IED and at the FProject school of photography and cinematography in Bari. His works are represented in Italy by studiofaganel gallery in Gorizia.
Giovane Fotografia Italiana nel Mondo
OPENING: 2021, 9th December
SEDE: Museo Blanes di Montevideo
From 9th December 2021 until 28th February 2022
WORKSHOP: 7th and 8th December 2021
WithTomaso Clavarino and Luca Massaro