Tuesday 12 July 2016, 20:00 - 21:30
Talk Like a Photographer

Silvia Camporesi

A YAP FEST 2016 event
on the occasion of the exhibition Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda
MAXXI Piazza, YAP Space
Individual admittance € 5,00 – admittance to 5 seminars € 20,00 – free for myMAXXI cardholders
Ticket purchasers may take advantage of a reduced price museum entrance for one week following issue

What are the stories and the anecdotes that lie behind a photo?

A series of seminars in which the great protagonists of contemporary Italian photography reveal the work that lies behind a painstakingly composed photo or one captured in the blink of an eye.

In the second seminar we meet Silvia Camporesi, capable through her photography of giving new life to abandoned places, in conversation with Marinella Paderni, curator of the book Atlas Italiae (2016, Peliti Associati). Her project, which is on show, is a personal atlas of vanishing Italy: abandoned buildings, prisons, factories and entire quarters become sites of memory, emotional explorations.

“This action, mutated from the history of photography, has changed my relationship with the places: it is no longer a case of rapid photographic reproduction, but an appropriation of the ruins through the time dedicated to every image”. Silvia Camporesi

The objective of her project is not that of a documentary, but is instead born out of a process of personalization and appropriation of the places visited: for this reason she uses a technique featuring black and white prints hand coloured using soft, easy to blend pastels.

Marinella Paderni contemporary art critic
Silvia Camporesi photographer