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A humanistic photo book about ancestral & post-modern Italy.
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ITALIANA is a humanistic photography project that will soon be collected in a book

 THE JOURNEY  

Traveling around Italy wasn’t a decision I made from the beginning; I simply started traveling and then I kept on. By train, by coach, especially on foot. I moved slowly, I stopped often. Stops were not anticipated in a particular order, nor directed by a well-defined itinerary. The lands around river Po, nearby my home. The light-filled Ligurian coast. The “Great Beauty” of Rome. The secret Southern Italy in winter. Wandering around, I got in touch with an Italy I would call… deep. Places where time has a different pace; places that haven’t changed in centuries and places where modernity arrived when nobody was ready. And just as I saw them, I photographed them. In black and white and in color. 

In the end, I realized I had made a patchy portrait of a Country hanging from Europe and diving in the Mediterranean, in a time of hard challenges. These pictures derive from an act of empathy, of moving curiosity and affection towards a country so well known - so unknown. 

 THE BOOK

The book will be published by the German publisher Kehrer, one of the best art and photography publishing houses at an international level. The book will be printed in Heidelberg, Germany.

Christian Caujolle, whom I’d like to thank from the bottom of my heart, will select the photos, their sequence and will also write a review. The book will be 23x19cm, a classic size of many beautiful photography books. It will include 55 photos, some in colors and some in black and white, on 170gsm paper with an outstanding tonal rendering. The design of the book is inspired by the style of the Italian publications in the 50’s and 60’s.

The preview presentation of the book will be held at ParisPhoto – November 2016 and then the book will be released worldwide. Presentations and exhibitions of the book will take place in 2016 and 2017 in Rome, Milan, New York, London, Berlin, Hamburg, Beirut and in many Italian cities. 

Leica Fotografie International (whose cameras were used to shoot all the photos collected in the book) is partner of the ITALIANA project and will support it in its main networks.

WHAT DO I GET SUPPORTING THE PROJECT

First of all, my unconditional gratitude! Furthermore, to each copy of the book – only during the present campaign – will be added one, two or three original prints, signed on the back, of three photos of ITALIANA that will never be printed again. They will be museum quality prints, of considerable economic value. I decided to offer them to those who buy the book on this platform in order to create a unique opportunity. The prints are 18x12cm + white border.  They are giclée prints on Baryta fine art cotton paper. 

The book and the prints as you see them below can’t be sold separately and the prices are:

- 60€ the book + print n.1 ↴

- 90€ the book + print n. 1 and n.2  ↴

- 120€ the book + print n.1, n.2, n.3 ↴

Here you have a bigger version of the same three pictures:

PRINT N.1
PRINT N.1
PRINT N.2
PRINT N.2
PRINT N.3
PRINT N.3

 The book and the print will be ready to be sent to your address during November 2016.

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ITALIANO

 
ITALIANA è un progetto di fotografia umanistica e sarà presto un libro
 

Il VIAGGIO

Non decisi a priori di girare l’Italia, iniziai a farlo e poi continuai. In treno, in pullman, soprattutto a piedi. Sono andato piano, mi sono fermato spesso. Tappe in ordine sparso, senza itinerari precisi. Le terre del Po, vicino a casa mia. La luminosa costa ligure. La ‘grande bellezza’ di Roma. Il meridione invernale e segreto. In questo vagabondare ho sentito il sapore di un’Italia… come dire: “profonda”. Luoghi in cui il tempo ha una cadenza diversa; luoghi immutati da secoli e luoghi in cui la modernità è arrivata quando nessuno era pronto. E così come li ho visti, li ho fotografati. In bianco e nero e a colori insieme. Alla fine, mi sono accorto di aver fatto il ritratto disomogeneo di un paese appeso all’Europa ed immerso nel Mediterraneo, in un tempo di sfide difficili. Queste fotografie sono frutto di empatia, curiosità e amore per un’Italia tanto conosciuta, tanto sconosciuta.  

 IL LIBRO

Il libro verrà pubblicato dall’editore tedesco Kehrer, uno dei migliori di arte e fotografia nel panorama internazionale. Verrà stampato ad Heidelberg, in Germania.

Christian Caujolle, che ringrazio di cuore, curerà la selezione delle immagini, la loro sequenza e scriverà un testo critico. Il volume misura 23x19cm, un formato classico di tanti bei libri di fotografia. Contiene 55 immagini, sia a colori che in bianco e nero, su carta da 170 grammi con una resa tonale eccezionale. Il design del libro si ispira allo stile delle pubblicazioni italiane degli anni ’50 e ‘60. Il libro sarà presentato in anteprima a ParisPhoto - novembre 2016 e sarà successivamente distribuito in tutto il mondo. Presentazioni e mostre dell’opera si terranno nel 2016 e 2017 a Roma, Milano, New York, Londra, Berlino, Amburgo, Beirut e in molte città italiane.

Leica Fotografie International (con i cui apparecchi fotografici sono state scattate tutte le immagini del libro) è partner del progetto ITALIANA e lo promuoverà nei suoi principali network.

 COSA OTTENGO SOSTENENDO IL PROGETTO

Anzitutto, la mia incondizionata gratitudine! Inoltre, ad ogni copia del libro -solamente durante questa campagna- saranno allegate una, due o tre stampe originali, firmate sul retro, di tre fotografie della serie ITALIANA che non verranno mai più riprodotte in nessun’altra occasione. Le stampe sono di qualità museale e hanno un valore economico consistente. Ho deciso di offrirle a chi acquista il libro su questa piattaforma per creare davvero un’occasione unica. Le stampe misurano 18x12cm + bordino bianco attorno. Sono realizzate con tecnica giclée e riprodotte su carta cotone fine art Baryta

Il libro e le stampe sono indivisibili e vengono proposti insieme a:

- 60€ per il libro + la stampa N.1  ↴

- 90€ per il libro + la stampa N.1 e N.2  ↴

- 120€ per il libro + la stampa N.1, N.2, N.3 ↴

Ecco una versione più grande delle tre foto che vengono proposte:

STAMPA N.1
STAMPA N.1
STAMPA N.2
STAMPA N.2
STAMPA N.3
STAMPA N.3

 Il libro e le stampe saranno pronti per esservi spediti a domicilio nel corso di Novembre 2016.

Risks and challenges

The work is complete.

After I have hopefully raised the funding support from all you kind people, the completion of the book mainly relies on the publisher, Kehrer. I have no reason to believe there will be any problems.

In general, every effort will be made to deliver your rewards at the due time.

Thank you!
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Il lavoro fotografico è completo.
La finalizzazione dell’opera dipenderà principalmente dall’editore Kehrer.
Faremo ogni sforzo per garantire la produzione e la consegna dei volumi nei tempi stabiliti.

Grazie!

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