This is an unpublished project premiered today on C41 Magazine.
Alessio Pellicoro was born in Taranto (South Italy) in 1994. He approached to photography in 2016 after an unexpected discovery of some dusted cameras from an old trunk of his father. From that moment, he decided to devote himself entirely to the study of the photographic image; in the same year he started a Bachelor degree in photography at European Institute of Design in Rome (IED Rome), graduating with honors in July 2019. This course gave him the opportunity to deepen his knowledge regarding the analysis and the production of the photographic image and the privilege of taking part at several masterclasses and workshops in Italy and Europe.
About ‘Run boy run’ – words by Alessio Pellicoro:
The world of horse racing in Italy has undergone a sharp decline in recent years. This decline was mainly caused by the lack of useful and necessary funds for its livelihood which was once largely guaranteed by private financing. Horse racing in the 80s and 90s was almost the main focus of popular entertainment in Southern Italy, and the “Paolo VI” hippodrome (in the hinterland of Taranto, Puglia) has retained a considerable importance in the European equestrian scene: horses and stables of immense value come from all over the world to compete and encourage fans during fairs and competitions.
Currently pouring into much less prosperous waters and trying to trudge despite the efforts, this project aims to represent the crumbs of a reality that risks disappearing and that is held up only thanks to the love and passion handed down for this sport from generations to generations.
The blood, the sweat, the dust in the eyes, animal and man who merge becoming inseparable with a single goal… to win.