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Italian. Born in Florence in 1973.
Represented by Agence VU'. « Clearly attached to the documentary function of photography, he asks it to question the reality to put in crisis the agreements of the representation and worries about the dominant tendency to the illustration.
He brought to a successful conclusion a remarkable exploration of contemporary Cuba (Paradiso) by becoming attached with empathy to the everyday life, in the street as in the bar or at peoples’ homes, by using in a learned way a color intended to make sensitive atmospheres. He knew how to avoid, what is rare, the trap of color given as a set, which fed the majority of the approaches in the country. No clichés of old American cars on the background of facades scaled until the prettiness, no column about the political situation, simply a collage of visions and moments, in a climate at once warm and affectionate, which restores their place to the individuals.
And he works, in black and white, on a trilogy questioning the way the authoritarian regimes have, in Italy, in Poland, in Spain, used the miners whom they finally abandoned to their inevitable disappearance. Between portraits and landscapes, a radical stand, which puts in historical perspective the end of the exploitation of the coal. »
Christian Caujolle, Agence VU’ Galerie, Photo Poche n°107, Actes Sud, 2006