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The idea of the exhibition The streets you choose came up in 2015 over a great changing and turning point period in mine and my partner's life.
As both of us love discovering and travelling we at last decided to start working together, using our competences in Sociology and Photography fields.
Stefano, since the beginning of his photography work, has been interested in Street Photography. He has developed a wide portfolio enhanced by the beauty of subjects, such as faces, places and shapes, so different but at the same time very similar to each other.
What Stefano’s pictures have in common is a sense of humanity in all its shades, perceptible even in their black&white.
One day browsing through his portfolio I got the inspiration to start something interesting. We then selected a number of photos around the theme identity in which were portrayed a variety of iconic sellers of the historical flea market located at Borgo Dora, Turin: the Balon. the concept of identity came to be explored also by juxtaposing two other photos representing respectively the old iconic monument of Turin called Mole Antonelliana and the controversialnew skyscraper of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank.
A man’s portrait, who was parading along the Gay Pride in Turin, photographed by Stefano in 2015, became the most symbolic photo of the exhibition. His charismatic face and the bright look in his eyes offered a compelling standing point from where the gender identity and the LGBTTIQ rights issues were addressed.
After many selections, the last and definitive will include 18 photos taken in Turin, Cracow and Helsinki.
At the same time we started to imagine how amazing would be bringing our exhibition “on the road” across some European cities, discovering new places and meeting new people as well, sharing with as many people as we can our message:
“Differences make us unique and different but the humanity they express keeps us closer than we may suppose”.
Stefano and I decided to plan a travelling itinerary that would last a month and so, after our first opening exhibition in Turin at 51Manifattura Alimentare- a cozy bistrot with a panoramic view over the Dora river- we moved across to the hungarian capital to one of the Szimpla’s network bars, in Budapest. Instead of Szimpla Kert, the most famous ruin bar which hosts music events, thematic meetings and the weekly bio food market, we decided to exhibit our pictures at the Szimpla Háztáji, just in front of it, definitely a cozyer place.
After two weeks spent in the vibrant city of Budapest, we left again for Berlin, where the guys from Alaska were awaiting The streets you choose. This one was an incredibly alive bar placed into the most multicultural district of Berlin and last but not least it was a vegan bar. We couldn’t ask for more!
The time we spent travelling motivated and recharged us thanks to all the good vibes, the exciting experiences, the inspiring meetings and loads of new material to work with for the next future...
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