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Mauro D'AgatiBy Mauro D'Agati
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Mauro D'AgatiBy Mauro D'Agati
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About

"As a photographer, I’ve always been interested in other human beings’ lives, the different environments in which they live in as well as their daily struggles. Driven by this interest and my natural instincts, I usually end up documenting peculiar and unknown subjects that I meet almost accidentally. Marzia’s family is not an exception to this, but unlike other exciting projects that kept me occupied for some time, this one has become a lifetime one. My intention is to continue following the family, with whom I have bonded over the years. The book Marzia’s Family 2007-2017 is a record of the tide of life, a chronicle of one particular family that in my opinion speaks for many. By supporting this campaign you will be able to connect with my visual saga of the family and help me produce the book."                    Mauro D'Agati 

Termini beach, August 2008
Termini beach, August 2008

Sometimes a casual encounter can lead to a long-lasting affection. As cliché as it may sound, this remark may serve as an accurate opening line for the comprehensive project conducted by Mauro D’Agati in Sicily, Marzia’s Family 2007-2017. Mauro met six-year-old Marzia while at the beach near Termini Immerse Agglomerato Industriale, ten years ago. Despite being considerably overweight, she was graceful and charming. Captured by Marzia’s sincere and genuine emotions, Mauro D’Agati started following her and the family with his camera, to the point of becoming an adopted member of it. 

His lifelong interest in the investigation of the human condition went off well with the family’s acceptance and openness towards him. Mauro was there for the children’s first holy communions and birthday parties, holidays, celebrations, and mournings. This is what the book, consisting of 576 pages, effectively conveys. 

"He [Mauro D'Agati] has made a (shockingly undersung and underfunded) career out of lifting the curtain on people in the margins. His main territory is his birthplace, Palermo, and its decaying, passionate underbellies. After studying law, he photographed the city's local jazz festivals, its notorious crime families, and transvestite hookers. When he left Palermo, he found similarly cloistered communities: the Freemasons of Cuba, the ghettos of Mexico City. His next project is infiltrating Bangkok's secretive fetish society. As to the common thread between these subjects, "there is something human inside," says Mauro. "The common thing is the connection with me and these people. Every time, there's a sort of friendship at the end."  

Rory Satran, www.i-d.vice.com

Marzia's home, Holy Communion, June 2012
Marzia's home, Holy Communion, June 2012
Marzia's home, The Epiphany, January 2013
Marzia's home, The Epiphany, January 2013
Angelina, Martina, Giusi and Franco at Foro Italico, May 2017
Angelina, Martina, Giusi and Franco at Foro Italico, May 2017
Marzia's birthday, November 2017
Marzia's birthday, November 2017

This campaign’s aim is to publish a book that wraps up the first ten years of the project, a nonjudgmental systematic investigation of Marzia’s journey from childhood to adolescence, as well as the human condition of a Palermitan family, an exploration undertaken by them and the photographer without knowing the prospects.

The first five volumes of Marzia’s Familyregistering 5 years of the family's life, were printed by Steidl in 2015 and had been presented at the Strand Book Store in New York in October 2015, Galleria Pantaleone in Palermo and at Paris Photo 2016.

BOOK SPECIFICATION

 576 pages, 509 color photos

 Size 17x23 cm, sewn hardcover 

1st Edition of 500 copies

Published by 89books

Printed by KOPA

SCHEDULE

The book will go into printing as soon as the campaign is over. We'll start sending out the books to our backers in mid-December (just in time for Christmas!).

REWARDS:

Poster #1 and Photo #9

Termini beach, August 2007
Termini beach, August 2007

Poster #2 and Photo #1

Termini beach #2, August 2008
Termini beach #2, August 2008

Poster #3

Agglomerato Industriale, August 2015
Agglomerato Industriale, August 2015

Poster #4

Termini beach, August 2013
Termini beach, August 2013

Poster #5

Riccardino, The Epiphany, January 2015
Riccardino, The Epiphany, January 2015

Photo #2

Termini beach, August 2013
Termini beach, August 2013

Photo #3

Termini beach #2, August 2007
Termini beach #2, August 2007

Photo #4

Termini beach, August 2008
Termini beach, August 2008

Photo #5

Marzia's home,  Holy Communion,  June 2012
Marzia's home, Holy Communion, June 2012

Photo #6

Claudio and Riccardino, Termini beach, August 2013
Claudio and Riccardino, Termini beach, August 2013

Photo #7

Termini beach, Marzia's family, August 2015
Termini beach, Marzia's family, August 2015

Photo #8

Claudio and Marzia, August 2008
Claudio and Marzia, August 2008

Risks and challenges

Your kind support is needed to secure the offset printing of the book. Marzia's Family 2007-2017 is the first offspring of the newly established independent publisher 89books, based in Palermo, Sicily. We strive to publish high quality photo books as well as creating the proper conditions for artists to undergo a residency with us and produce a book together. With your help, this amazing book will be able to come out and pave the way for new publications.

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    The book consists of 21 chapters documenting the life of the family between 2007 and 2017.
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