Outskirts is a still ongoing territory mapping project. Focus is on the outskirts of Rome and its new districts. So similar to each other. So different from what foreigners think of Rome. New residential areas with almost no public services, growing next to huge shopping centers. Desolate corners. Temporary limitations. Improvised dumps. The lights of the lampposts are almost the only incarnation of public services. The glow in the middle of the frame, modern comet, tries somehow to capture the attention of people passing by only by chance. It is in this case an epiphany of nothing. A safe area instead, for those living in these districts. The only perimeter of light before slipping into the darkness. These are also the boundary areas where the fight between humans and nature goes on. After every victory, every human conquest, a flag would be put up to state that victory. The light of the lampposts is the constant and ubiquitous flag of human civilization. This way the area is, by means of the lamppost, marked as safe, cleared, colonized, gained to human usage.
I was born in Salerno, Italy, in 1978, and I graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Salerno. I have studied reportage photography and photo editing at Officine Fotografiche and post production at 10b Photography. I have lived in Hungary, Germany, the UK, Italy and currently in Sweden. My work has been exhibited at Fondazione Forma, Milan. I have exhibited with the project Outskirts in April 2012 at “Festival dell’autore Diecilune” and at Fotoleggendo 2012. In September 2012 my project Outskirts has also granted me an Associateship (ARPS) Distinction at the Royal Photographic Society. Since July 2012 I am a local representative in Lazio region for RPS Italy, the italian chapter of the Royal Photographic Society. Two of my images of the project “Outskirts” have been selected for the RPS Biennial 2013.
Weekend portfolio selected by Diane Dufour