Photography PIGRO, the latest photographic project by Francesco Ferone

PIGRO, the latest photographic project by Francesco Ferone

Federica Cimorelli

Another year is starting, it is time to make new resolutions and work on new ideas, but it is also important to look back.
In 2020, from all over the world, there were many photographers who created new and up-to-date projects recounting the new normality of the planet. Today we want to talk about Francesco Ferone, a Neapolitan photographer and videomaker who traveled around the country this summer to capture the everyday life of Italy.

His photographic project, entitled PIGRO, is a journey through Campania, Calabria, Sicily and Piedmont, a journey through memories and discoveries. PIGRO tells of a particular period in the Italian emergency, a moment of stasis between June and October 2020, between the first and second lockdowns.

Francesco Ferone recounts the waiting, laziness and boredom of everyday moments using an analogue camera. Not falling back on digital is in fact a well-considered choice, an analogue instrument is able to tell with more empathy the feelings of those on the other side of the lens. Moreover, a film camera gives a totally different result, it has an instinctive, slow and reflective process of progressive unveiling.

PIGRO allows us to look inside the woundedness of a country, it tells of the frozen normality of an area still rich in small daily habits: the workers, the dogs that animate the city streets, the sea, the tiredness after a long day and everyday life.

See the shots of Francesco Ferone here and follow him on Instagram to discover his new work.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

Written by Federica Cimorelli
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