This or That – Jacopo Rosati

This or That – Jacopo Rosati

admin · 2 years ago · Art

Jacopo Rosati’s career began in 2006 in Venice, his hometown, at the prestigious Studiocamuffo, where he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before jumping into the bombastic world of freelancing.
Rosati works mainly for the editorial and advertising market, over the years he has used different techniques to develop his works; from collage to digital software. To further characterize his works he initially chose to use felt, and thanks to this choice in a very short time he managed to carve out an exceptional space among Italian illustrators.

Jacopo Rosati likes to freely experiment with different approaches based on client needs. He has worked for Die Zeit, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24Ore, L’espresso, Eni, Das Magazine, Playboy, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, Monocle, The Washington Post, Wired, Pirelli, Campari… need we go on? We could because the list of collaborations is really very long. Among the latest (and of note, not only in size) surely the one with Pink Salt Agency for Fineco for which he completely illustrated the bodies of 9 metro trains in Milan. A real illustrated journey dedicated to the city and its most significant features.

Collater.al, together with BRILLO Magazine interviewed Jacopo Rosati, asking him to take sides in what is utopically a world in wahich there always seems to be only two contrasting elements to choose between. This or That?

Noon or midnight?
Noon

Biennale or Vatican Museums?
Biennale

Coca Cola or Pepsi?
Pepsi

Easy Rider or Fast and Furious?
Easy Rider

Batman or Spiderman?
Batman

Zombie invasion or alien invasion?
Alien invasion

Phone call or text message?
Text message

Nostalgia or immagination?
Immagination

Living in a world where everything is miniature or everything is giant?
Miniature

Digital or paper illustration?
Digital

Magazines or newspapers?
Magazines

Being eaten by a shark or a tiger?
Shark

Screaming or whispering
Screaming

Flying or mind-reading?
Flying

Full or empty?
Full

NY or LA?
NY

00s or 10s?
00s

Gen Z o Millennials?
Gen Z

Instagram or TikTok?
Instagram

Apple or Samsung?
Apple

Bates Motel or Overlook Hotel?
Overlook Hotel

Stone or iron?
Iron

Mozart or Metallica?
Mozart

Angel o Evil?
Evil

Federer or Nadal?
Federer

Anarchy or law?
Law

’70s or ’90s?
90s

Auction House or crypto art?
Auction House

Win a Oscar or a Grammy?
Oscar

Attend Squid Game or Hunger Games?
Squid Game

Having a doppelganger or talking dog?
Talking dog

The or caffè?
Caffè

Winter o Summer?
Winter

Suv o coupé?
Coupé

Travel with VolksWagen van or all-inclusive hotel?
All-inclusive hotel

Cookingr o Deliveroo?
Cooking

Waking up early or going going to bed late?
Going to bed late

Word: Collater.al and BRILLO Magazine

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Not your usual Granny

Not your usual Granny

Giorgia Massari · 1 week ago · Photography

“But what will you do with all the photos you take of me, one is enough for the cemetery, you know!” comments the grandmother of photographer Alessia Spina, who has made her the undisputed protagonist of her latest project. Nonnetta is the title of the photographic project that marks the transgenerational bond. An exploration of intimacy led by a granddaughter armed with an analog camera, rooted in her family and traditions. In Alessia Spina’s photographs, Nonna Elvira embodies the essence of all grandmothers, and through these images, we witness a tapestry of glances, laughter, gestures, tastes, acts of care, and daily rituals, each imbued with an emotional depth that challenges capture. Spina’s project will be on display in Milan from October 1st to 13th as part of the PhotoFestival at Via Laghetto 2.

Nonna Elvira represents not only herself but all grandmothers. She seizes life with both hands, savoring its joys and laughter. She is a safe harbor, much like her beloved San Benedetto del Tronto, her hometown. She is a drawer filled with goodness, to be opened when needed, when it’s cold outside and the world inside aches. She is a repository of memories, brimming with the unique flavors of her cannelloni and a fragrance that fills the mind and heart, soothing even the deepest wounds, much like Proust’s madeleine.

In the frames captured by Alessia Spina, we witness the eternal beauty of the transgenerational bond, a tapestry woven from the threads of love, memories, and the essence of family. Nonnetta is not just a photographic project; it is a testament to the power of love and the timeless connections that bind generations together.

Ph Credits Alessia Spina

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Davide Degano’s Romanzo Meticcio

Davide Degano’s Romanzo Meticcio

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Photography

Davide Degano‘s project, Romanzo Meticcio, will be on display at Liquida from May 3rd to 5th. It is an analysis of the Italian post-colonial condition as a fundamental element of the contemporary life of the Bel Paese. The aim is to express a critical attitude towards Italy’s fascist heritage of the past in favor of a careful analysis of its effects on today’s society. If the narrative created by the Italian state – since its unification – is based on the identification of places and people considered marginal, the issue is more complicated than expected. To navigate this complex and layered issue, Degano employs an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes the need to consider the various marginalized categories in their co-presence and intersection rather than as separate entities.

Photography in the 1930s was a fundamental tool for justifying colonial policies and representing certain situations and people as marginal. Photographs thus became a performative act of exclusion. “Romanzo Meticcio” aims to create new imaginaries and cultural scenarios by questioning Italian identity to the core. With his work, Davide Degano aligns himself precisely in this direction, offering a critical and provocative look at Italian history and identity through an interdisciplinary work that embraces photography and narration.

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Giuseppe Scianna Shows Us A Turkey Still In Pieces

Giuseppe Scianna Shows Us A Turkey Still In Pieces

Giorgia Massari · 6 days ago · Photography

More than a year has passed since the two quakes of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 that struck Turkey’s Hatay province. The spotlight has now died down but citizens continue to struggle for survival in inhumane conditions that strain their dignity. There is one photographer, Italian and very young, Giuseppe Scianna, class of ’99, who has decided to document the current situation to once again highlight the conditions of these people. Scianna is a photojournalist based in Sicily, and at the center of his work are often the most difficult social issues. From environmental pollution to life in the suburbs, Scianna has also worked with various NGOs and received the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. But let’s find out more about this project titled Limited Residency.

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Ahmed and Treves tries to salvage what he can from what remains of his home. There is often little time because the Turkish state is advancing in the demolition of unsafe buildings.. Ekinci 2023.

«These regions – those of Turkey affected by the earthquake – are inhabited by about four million people, displaced in the various municipalities and other parts of the country, who often live in makeshift settlements lacking any kind of health care,» explains Giuseppe Scianna who chose this area of Turkey – specifically the city of Hatay – to carry out his recent photographic project Limited Residence. «About 70 percent of the injured people have some form of disability,» Scianna continues, «as they do not have access to sanitation, they live in inadequate facilities, and their dignity and right to health are put at risk by the authorities and humanitarian aid.»

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The biggest problem concerns access to toilets; the communal facilities are inaccessible to people with poor or no mobility. Unable to go to the latrines, many people with disabilities have to get help from caregivers or depend on diaper supplies. Tavla 2023.

Testimony and empathy

What Giuseppe Scianna shows us in his shots is a Turkey still in pieces. His gaze is always gentle, still as a photojournalist but with an empathy that emerges. Women, children, men-everyone, no one excluded-are the protagonists of this misfortune and of his shots, which highlight on the one hand the strength and adaptability of human beings, and on the other hand the injustice and disregard of the authorities for a situation that goes against basic human rights. Giuseppe’s speech is touching, so we want to report it in full, hoping it will help bring attention to the problem.

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Çerman inside his small car wash. He lost his house entirely. Now his job is at risk because the car wash’s structure is not in perfect condition, but he cannot give up his job because of the big crisis. The monthly state aid is very little and does not guarantee meals every day.

People are psychologically broken in a precarious government situation. Monthly aid from the state does not guarantee a meal a day, also blamed on the drastically increased inflation of the Turkish lira. People continue uninterruptedly to salvage what is left of their homes, there is no more day and night due to the endless work of house demolition that amounts to about 300 thousand structures. There are endless expanses of debris fed by thousands of trucks that form veritable mountains of pulped houses. Many children have been traumatized by all this, many schools have collapsed and have been replaced by tents with many recreations because of the heat they give off. The government has sent the military engineer to inspect all structures that have apparently remained standing, but the tendency has been to underestimate the damage, this probably to reduce economic exposure regarding housing reconstruction grants. While everything is proceeding into an uncertain future, the people are responding with a great strength of humanity and sharing.

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Street Scenes. Ekinci 2023
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Detail of a kitchen. Tavla 2023.
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Boulem inspects the property of some residents in the village of Tavla.
He is a civil engineer from Adana who has volunteered to inspect many houses with suitable instruments to ascertain the fitness of the structures. There are many, indeed almost all, one- and two-storey single-family structures that have suffered visible damage, with more or less large cracks, to which the residents do not want to return, largely because they fear further tremors. The government has sent the military engineer to check but apparently the tendency has been to underestimate the damage, probably to reduce the economic exposure for reconstruction subsidies. Owners of condemned or heavily damaged structures will be reimbursed 60 per cent of the cost by the state, and the remaining 40 per cent will be eligible for a 20-year interest-free loan. Tavla 2023.
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Guys in Ekinci district
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Sevcan inside her old room. She is a 39-year-old woman who lives in the Ekinci district inhabited by about 10,000 people located within the city of Antioch. This is the first time she has entered her room since that night of the earthquake to salvage what she could. Living with her family and two other sisters, she has now found accommodation in a tent not far from her old home.
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Two brothers embrace after feeling another earthquake tremor outside school
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Lunch inside an ironworks. Iron has become a much sought-after material for many people because it is considered very durable and safe. Large quantities are imported every day, especially from Adana and Istanbul, to meet the demands throughout Antioch. The owners work non-stop to meet the huge demand.

Ph credits and copyright Giuseppe Scianna

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The story of Ruth and Billie, a challenge against gender stereotypes

The story of Ruth and Billie, a challenge against gender stereotypes

Giorgia Massari · 5 days ago · Photography

Ruth and Billie is a photographic project that chronicles the lives of two post-adolescent siblings living in the province of Padua. Telling us about it is photographer and educationalist Claudia Deganutti, who will exhibit this same project at the Liquida Photofestival in Turin from May 2 to 5. Deganutti’s shots construct an intimate narrative that emphasizes the exploration of gender identity. Ruth and Billie are 22 and 19 years old, respectively, and are a clear example of Gen Z kids who are brave and open to self-knowledge. In particular, it is Billie who makes this exploration. Her body is feminine but not who she feels she is. The shots show Billie defying gender stereotypes by wearing ties and heeled shoes, revealing they uniqueness and determination to be themselves.

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Claudia Deganutti’s shots are not distant. It is evident how the photographer has built a bond with the two subjects that has allowed her to capture authentic and meaningful moments. In a broader context, Claudia Deganutti’s project also reflects the cultural and social changes taking place in contemporary society. The LGBT+ issue and the normalization of neurodivergence are central themes, and through her photographs, Deganutti invites us to reflect on the need for acceptance and respect for all forms of diversity.

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