Picture of the Day | Stefano Giogli

posted by Bridget on 26 July 2012

As the portfolio reviews were drawing to a close Stefano Giogli asked if I would look at his work.

Desperate for a coffee and cigarette I suggested we left the hall and went to a cafe. As we walked into the street, the most amazing storm broke over Cortona. Lightening, hail stones and torrential rain turned the cobbled streets to rivers within minutes.

We ran across the square to the cafe were everyone was trying to keep dry. We managed to find a spot to look at his work and one of the project he showed me was a very gentle piece on refugees from Tunisa and Somalia.

Italian cities were asked by the government to take into their community refugees from the island of Lampedusa. In Stefano's town he took them to a small forest and asked them to think of their dream while he photographed them.

Combining a thought or a dream with a portrait isn't a new idea. Sophie Calle has made the wonderful work about blind people where she asks them to think of the last thing they saw.

But nevertheless this is a lovely project and the topological approach helps it work well.

giogli

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