Monopoli Sunrise

Limited edition photographs of Monopoli

Two new limited-edition photographs have just been released, following the special shooting that took place in Monopoli in September.

Every year on September 1st, a traditional ritual takes place in the ancient port of Monopoli, on Puglia’s Adriatic coast. Locals gather at dawn at Cala di Porta Vecchia for a collective bath which is believed to bring good health and good luck for the winter.

Massimo Vitali was there on top of his 5 meters-high platform to shoot this traditional event, as part of his photographic project on beaches.
The shooting symbolically kick-started Panorama Monopoli, a pop-up exhibition of the Italics group of galleries from all over Italy curated by Vincenzo de Bellis.

“I usually don’t photograph at sunset or sunrise as I am not a fan of the golden hour, but I welcomed the opportunity of this shoot with a strong curiosity. I must say that it far exceeded expectations and I am very happy with how it turned out. I am particularly pleased with Monopoli Sunrise, where water occupies the majority of the scene, and is punctuated by small bodies immersed in it. It really shows how powerful this event was: the seemingly disconnected people are part of the same large scene and water becomes the element par excellence that purifies and unifies.”
– Massimo Vitali

“The seemingly disconnected people are part of the same large scene and water becomes the element par excellence that purifies and unifies.”

Two pictures have been selected from this unique photo session to be editioned in two different formats:

Monopoli Sunrise, 2022.  6 + 2 APs – dim. 200x150cm (approx. 78×59″)
Monopoli Flash, 2022. 35 + 5 APs – dim. 120x90cm (approx. 47×35″)

And… That’s not all! If you want to see your favorite photo live, the two prints will be exhibited in Artissima fair in Turin on November 4-6 at Mazzoleni‘s booth.

Booth White 13 – Purple 14
Oval Lingotto
Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco, 70
Torino, Italy

When
November 3: collectors preview (upon invitation only)
November 4 – 5: 12.00h – 20.00h
November 6: 11.00h – 19.00h