ESPERIMENTO DI RESISTENZA

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Esperimento di Resistenza, Milano, November 10, 2018 [Samsumg EX-1]

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DISTRATTI DALLA FEDE

Distratti dalla fede, S. Ambrogio, Milano, September 29, 2017 [Nikon Coolpix P6000]

REMOTECLICKING PHOTO PROJECT IN “LA REPUBBLICA” NEWSPAPER

Matteo Ceschi and Federico Ramponi’s remoteclicking photo project (see http://www.remoteclicking.com) in La Repubblica newspaper. Thanks to Simone Mosca e Luigi Bolognini.

FRETTA

Fretta, Cadorna MM2, Milano, early July 2017 [Nikon Coolpix P6000]

THE OLD STREET LIONESS ROARING BACK

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A series of b&w shots taken with “vintage” Nikon Coolpix P6000 in Milan. Who said an “old” digital camera doesn’t work anymore? The old street lioness roaring back! Take care!

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IL ROVESCIO DELLA PREGHIERA

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Il rovescio della preghiera, Sant’ Eustorgio, Milano, early October 2016 [FujiFilm X30]

SJJ 016 – POSTCARDS FROM A PRESENT IN PROGRESS

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I left for Sarajevo with the reports of a couple of friends and Giovanna Volpi’s essay Sarajevo Maybe, 1994 in my pocket. In the bag, I also had a couple of cameras: a FujiFilm X30 and a small Ricoh GX100. The program included a photo exhibition entitled ko.existence. *

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Those few notions I lost once in town. There, other friends – professor Tatjana Sekulić and photographer Jim Marshall, my partner in the ko.existence exhibition organized by the Universities of Milan Bicocca, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo with the patronage of the Italian Embassy in Sarajevo – pinned on my notebook some names of places and sketches from the past.

But I was living the present.

And this Present was full of new inputs: it was almost unable to contain its stories. The Baščaršija, the Ottoman market district; the Faculty of Political Science; a Sunday marathon; the alleys, a covered shelter during the long siege (1992-1995) away from the shots of the snipers; the numerous and silent cemeteries that embrace the city from the hills. Every aspect of Sarajevo told me stories of a present in progress. Everyday life survived the war and committed to stopping the resurgence of nationalisms and waves of fundamentalisms.

In this present in progress citizens of Sarajevo do not seem tired to defend the urgent sense of coexistence.

My task, as a street photographer, was to record all these inputs and send them to you as series of postcards.

 

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* The title of the exhibition came from a suggestion of one of the directors of the Summer School: the original co.existence became ko.existence better tailored to the life of Western and Eastern metropolises. “Ko”, in the Bosnian language means “who?”, so the title is a pun implying a challenge to the viewers to rethink their notion of coexistence and avoid the danger of a social knock out.