NINO ROMEO’S “DROIT AU BUT”

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There have been so many ways to narrate migrations. In the last century photography has recorded the stories of those people forced to abandon their lands of origin – because of war, globalization, famine etc. etc. The project of friend photographer Nino Romeo does not focus on people’s faces – the chosen solution by the press and the media – but he prefers to “interrogate” objects that were washed up or abandoned on the beaches. In 2016 Romeo turns up with his camera, a Nikon Coolpix P7800, on the iconic beaches and bays of Capo Teulada, South-west Sardinia, in the places where a landing occurred. Shoes, t-shirts, plastic bottles now faded by the Mediterranean sun seem to have become part of the local wilderness: there is a delicate sense of continuity between the human need/urgency to migrate and Mother Nature’s unchanging and apolitical welcome. Nino Romeo does not judge what he sees; but his twenty color frames launch a cry of alarm to civil society.

NINO ROMEO, Droit au but. Io nato in occidente/Uccidente e i fratelli migranti nati nel mondo di sotto, Abnormal Edizioni 2018

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Me, Milano, December 16, 2018 by Nino Romeo_01

Photos: © Nino Romeo

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ESPERIMENTO DI RESISTENZA

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

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]

FERRY & KIDS

Ferry & Kids, Chora, Naxos, Greece, late July 2016 [Ricoh GX100]

ANÀSTASIS NEKRÔN/RESURRECTION

Anàstasis nekrôn/Resurrection, Milano, late June 2016 [Ricoh GX100]

DANCING FOR A COMMON HISTORY

Dancing for a Common History, S.Lorenzo, Milano, late June 2016

Dancing for a Common History, Basilica S. Lorenzo, Milano, late June 2016 [Olympus XZ-1]

“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” (Bertrand Russell, The Triumph of Stupidity, 1933)