Plastic Islands # 1
Elba island is located in Italy, in Tuscany , and is a national park , but it could
be anywhere. It represents the synthesis of our relationship with the
environment around us, and especially with the sea. The “ mare nostrum” is
full of plastic. The pollution in this area, maybe because of the unfavorable
current, from the analysis carried out recently reaches 892,000
microfragments of plastic per square kilometer, and the reality on land is no
less . The beaches, the vegetation, the woods are too often treated as landfill.
Opposite views of incomparable beauty are, implanted as parasites, our
waste, the signs of our passage and of the degradation of our contemporary
society, which respects nothing but to consume.
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Born in Florence, Italy, on 03 30 1965, where he still lives. In 1998 he graduates from the photography school Art.E in Florence. From 2003 to 2005 he develops the project “Reflexions” in Paris, with others photographers under the supervision of Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret. Then He had an intense exhibition activity in Italy and abroad either in public than private museums and gallery, in several cities as New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Florence, Naples, Pietrasanta, Genoa ( last of them in Biennale di Venezia 2011 and Rencontres Des Arles 2012). He got several prizes. First prize in A better world in 2008 ( third in 2010), first prize in portfolio ariosto 2007, Finalist in Arte laguna Prize in 2011 and 2012, Winner of Premio Musa in 2011 in the Biennale of the Absurd in Castelvetro Modena, winner of Memorial Mario Giacomelli in 2011, selected for Descubrimientos Photoespana 2012, finalist of Premio Ponchielli 2012, winner of Donkeyart Prize 2012, winner of Fofu phot’art challenge 2012, winner of Malamegi prize 2014, winner of IFAP prize in 2017. He published in several magazines, some of them China Life Magazine, Vanity fair, Espresso, Sette Magazine. In 2008 he published the book “Mirror”, in 2013 the ebook "Eolo", in 2015 the book "Contemporanea" and in 2018 the book "The era of beyond truth". He is a member of Synap(see) collective.