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Camilla Glorioso looks into the framed tourism in Italy

Camilla Glorioso Scenario C41 Magazine 4

This is an unpublished project premiered today on C41 Magazine.

Camilla Glorioso is a freelance photographer and creative producer based between London and Venice.

She currently combines her work as a photographer with her experience in production, collaborating with fashion brands and publications while taking the time to research and nourish long term photographic projects. She currently combines her work as a photographer with her experience in production, collaborating with fashion brands and publications while taking the time to research and nourishing long term photographic projects.

Almost obsessively interested in the beauty of mundane objects, her work is mostly driven by her curiosity for the unexpected still possible to be noticed during everyday life. She is mostly working on photo stories and documentary series using an analog language that surely hides a touch of melancholy while striving for what’s authentic.

In her works, she tries to re-calibrate her attention – and the viewer’s – from the obvious focus to something new, using flattened perspective and tight crops while exploring themes such as a sense of belonging, homesickness and our attachment to objects.

About ‘Scenario’ – words by Camilla Glorioso:

‘Scenario’ is an ongoing project investigating tourism in Italy. Visually inspired by vintage illustrated postcards and tourist boards advertising posters, the pictures aim to capture the same blissful atmosphere through light and colour; diverting at the same time the viewer’s attention to the mundane and frivolous. Treating mostly anonymous characters and objects as bidimensional theatrical set elements, the images portray every tourist and none, sometimes every city and none, questioning the authenticity of the experiences framed, highlighting the stereotypes these scenes often conform to, but at the same time capturing their flat, postcard-like beauty.

This project is part of a wider research that uses photography as a tool for emotional archaeology and as a mediator to reconnect to places and people from my childhood; my hometown; my country. Within this body of work I can also insert ‘My Closest Friend’ (2018-2019) and ‘Familiar: Archivio Affettivo Siciliano’ (Nov 2019, unpublished).

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23 April 2020
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