Short Essay

Domenica d’agosto | A Sunday in August

[His work] reminds me of "Domenica d’agosto” (A Sunday in August) by Luciano Emmer, that incredible 1950 film based on a story by Sergio Amidei and a screenplay by Franco Brusati, where, in the hot days of a beach in Ostia, six different stories intersect.


Leonardo Cassini

Horror Vacui

Since before the Renaissance paintings were full: on the bottom you would find the patrons who had commissioned the work, normally on the right side, then the knights, saints, Madonnas, kids, and angels. Why shouldn’t we be able to take photographs with the same configuration?


Rosa Carnevale

Something Animal

Despite the large number of people in many of the scenes and regardless to the photographer’s visibility to them in their own field of view, only a handful of people ever seem to be looking at him (that is, at us).


Whitney Davis

Dancefloor Panorama

Each photographed tribe has its own look, references and music, but they also share common hopes, or utopias; a desire for community, for a generational unity, for a transcendency through sound and dance.


Jean-Yves Leloup

Escape

An industry of pleasure has risen up in the past century, offering a spectacular array of “products” to its avid consumers, whether risk-averse of thrill seeking, catering for the sexes, all age groups, and tastes of all kinds. For many, it’s a dance floor...


William A. Ewing & Holly Roussell

The Wrecking of Tourist Cities and Their Rescue by Citizens

Is it not proof that our tourists are being treated more and more like a filler population of empty cities which lack vitality?


Itzíar González Virós

Collective Rituals

Photography is thus used to understand broad ranging group phenomena, in the attempt to build up a coherent narrative that can analyze and explain contemporary crunch points.


Denis Curti

Animaletti

The title alludes to the possibility that the photograph is more than a mere beach scene of summer holiday-makers, but instead questions human intent and judgement.


Paul Lowe

In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Portugal claimed these islands in the fifteenth century; Columbus called here to hear Mass on his way home from America.


Philip Hoare

Repetition

Repetition is a subversive tool, a forum for questioning or even dissolving the authority of an individual or their particular performance as well as of patterns or structures. Narcissus eschews Echo because he thinks that she makes fun of him when repeating his words.


Joana Konova