Capitolo 1 – Racconto d’estate (2017 – On going)
Described as a medical condition - a form of melancholy - in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism. Nostalgia is associated with a wistful yearning for the past, its personalities and events,
especially the "good old days" or a "warm childhood".
I developed the story among the sea and the people, without rules or purpose, just with the desire to be free and
elegant as well. Candid moments of a daily strolling, beach tales through bodies, details, skin, sun, sand and shapes.
I tried to achieve the boundaries of the genres, walking on the edges: street-photography and fine-art, documentary and conceptual. Following these humans during this magic summer mood, I mixed the loneliness and light with a visual geometry, a dialogue between single images and fleshly diptychs, paradoxes and connections.
All these pictures were taken near San Benedetto del Tronto and Pescara. Mar Adriatico, Italy.
Antonio will be giving an artist talk 10am Thursday 10 May at the Festival hub
Antonio Privitera was born in Siracusa, Italy, in 1984.
He graduated in cinema and philosophy with BFA from the University of Trieste in 2009.
In the same year he obtained a master's degree in documentary and photography at IED of Venice and received his MFA.
Privitera has been the recipient of international grants and awards. His work is widely exhibited in Italy and overseas as well. His photographs have been featured in several publications worldwide.
Currently he lives and works in Rome as a freelance artist, photographer and creative director.
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