Italian archipelagos beyond tourism, on display

Italian archipelagos beyond tourism, on display

Tommaso Berra · 5 months ago · Photography

La sensazione nel guardare paesaggi di mare mentre fuori ogni cosa, compreso il freddo, ci ricorda che siamo a pochi giorni dal Natale, può avere un effetto straniante. A partire dal 15 dicembre e fino al 28 febbraio 2022 però, inaugura all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Amburgo un interessante progetto storico-fotografico, dedicato ai più importanti arcipelaghi italiani. La ricercatrice in architettura e studi umanistici Corinna Del Bianco, a partire dal 2018 ha realizzato fotografie delle principali isole italiane del Mediterraneo, ora raccolte all’interno di un progetto di studio che vuole spostare l’attenzione dal turismo all’identità storica.

Archipelago” è un viaggio tra le isole di quattro importanti arcipelaghi: Egadi, Eolie, Pelagie e Toscane, dei quali fanno parte alcuni territori fotografati come Favignana, Stromboli, Lampedusa e Elba. Gli scatti sono un modo per documentare la diversità delle isole, in particolare quelle abitate, sottolineando il legame che c’è tra i confini e la terraferma. Non si vedono orizzonti di continente, i territori fotografati sono isolati come micro mondi in cui il segno più forte è sempre quello del contrasto tra il mare e la durezza delle rocce della costa, insieme all’atmosfera sospesa e al senso di costante isolamento.

Corinna Del Bianco con “Archipelago” slega l’identità delle isole al concetto di turismo, che è inteso come una non-identità, un movimento che coinvolgendo tutti non lascia tradizioni durature. Questa identità collettiva muta con una velocità maggiore rispetto a quella di luoghi che dipendono in maniera minore dal flusso di visitatori. La studiosa e fotografa sottolinea come la storia di queste isole venga dimenticata dai turisti, mentre rappresenta uno degli aspetti più interessanti per capire il territorio, le tradizioni industriali e l’importanza di alcune materie prime.
per questo motivo parte del progetto è anche una selezione di testi e mappe di fondali e vecchi insediamenti, raccolte in un libro creato in accompagnamento alla mostra.
Dopo Amburgo, “Archipelago” raggiungerà altri luoghi dedicati alla cultura, intanto è possibile seguire il progetto sul sito di Corinna Del Bianco.

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The book that tells the story of San Francisco in 500 photos

The book that tells the story of San Francisco in 500 photos

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

San Francisco is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States; over the course of two centuries it has experienced the entire evolution of American civilization firsthand, fostering the birth of artistic and cultural currents that have marked the ages.
The history of San Francisco and the Bay Area more generally is now told in a beautiful volume published by Taschen and entitled “San Francisco. Portrait of a City.” Through 500 photographs it traces the early years of industrial development and the stories of the free spirits of the 1970s through the lights and fervor of the Roaring Twenties.

The volume contains images from archives and private collections, taken by some of the most celebrated photographers, who over the course of their careers have been inspired by the California city. Inside are portraits of the many innovators who have contributed to the development of the city, a place that represents “a crystal ball in which to see a preview of what will come to us in a few years,” as Michele Masneri had described it in The Passenger magazine’s recent volume devoted to the city.
The 480-page collected shots also show a city skyline far from the one we know today, dominated by the Golden Gate Bridge of which construction work from the 1930s is visible. In addition to the Bay Area’s unique climate, “San Francisco. Portrait of a City” also shows areas the multicultural soul of the city, with images of the huge Chinatown district or Fillmore, the one historically home to Jews and Japanese.
You can purchase the book on the official Taschen website.

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Japan as seen in infrared

Japan as seen in infrared

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Hashira Yamamoto is a photographer, but he also describes himself as a traveler and researcher. Over the course of his career as an artist, he has visited 41 countries and 161 cities around the world, in which he has shot some of his photo series, to tell stories i cultures and of all the incredible people he has encountered. Over the years he has had a close look at his home nation of Japan, cultivating a passion for traditional landscapes along the Silk Road.
Yamamoto in his Asuka series has reinterpreted the tradition of historic Japanese buildings through an infrared lens, creating a dialogue between ancient and contemporary Japan to an effect that immerses traditional temples and gardens in a glitchy, vaporwave world.

The saturated colors of the photos alter the perception of a solid tradition that in some respects has remained intact over the centuries. Cultural references are not altered, architectures are not emptied of meaning, but rather taken in a new contemporary guise. Hashira Yamamoto had precisely the goal with this infrared lens to enhance even more the quiet and contemplative magic that testifies to the inherent spirituality of the places photographed. 

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week, we have selected your 10 best proposals: @polae.jpg, @laurasole_79, @claudiabellati, @carolinalecce, @eli_rmn, @_eleonoram_, @teresa_scafa, @noemily_ph, @matti_b9, @ele.naus.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @zenzeroelimone_, @feebelli, @simeingolo, @davidecannavo, @_barbarac__, @valerycia, @sararotola, @saracamporesi.it, @il_salvo_, @_eleonoram_.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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