Special Fellows

Vitali’s panoramic views show people who interact in their own environment and expose their relationships, their networks and also some non-stories; there are moments in which even if it seems that nothing is happening, the eye of the photographer always catches something.

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Federica Cerami

Every Man is an Island

Spargi is a little island off La Madelena, which is off Sardinia. The place is fantastic, it’s absolutely gorgeous. And being an island off an island off another island, what happens is that it’s totally deserted but at a certain time of the day you have tourist boats that arrive and you have 300 or 400 people who disembark.

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Massimo Vitali

By the Sea

That's an article on my work published in the Chinese Magazine SKP, waiting for someone to translate it! Any tips?

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Ariel Kenig

Beautiful?

"My pictures are not geographic. They should be banal, maybe, but not beautiful and they should not discover a territory. They are about millions of other things."

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Adam Welch

Purgatory

I think the people that I photograph are purging their sins and getting something from water and nature. Tomorrow they start working, fighting, having problems again – but at that moment on that day, they’re free.

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Escapism Magazine

Suddenly

When I realized that after thirty years of photography I still didn’t know who was in front of my lens, I started to follow carefully the work of contemporary photography masters, but then I turned back to the classics of the last century, to the work of pioneers like Atget and Le Gray. Why are their works still so contemporary?

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Dino Messina

First Show in the U.S.

Although the subjects typically become part of an anonymous, teeming mass of humanity, unfortunate individuals captured at less than flattering angles and moments sometimes stand out from the crowd.

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Stephanie Cash

Cultural Extravaganza

“Florence is this mixture of fantastic, very geometric Renaissance buildings, in concert with today’s sellers and Japanese tourists and policemen… that’s something I really like.”

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Nowness

Look At That Idiot!

One day last year I was standing on top of my scaffolding when a couple went by and I overheard them saying, “Look at that idiot, he thinks he’s Massimo Vitali!''.

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Despina Pavlaki

The Long Waits

I have been interested in the refugee problem for a while. I’m Italian, so my country has a long and ongoing tradition with [migration]. Millions [of Italians] have been and are looking for a better life somewhere in the world and sometime they find it; most of the time they do not. That’s why I feel sympathetic with anybody seeking a different future.”

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Olivier Laurent