Written and researched by Amos Farnitano
GENOVA PALAZZO DUCALE 14.02 > 08.06.14
Sottoporticato di Palazzo Ducale
P.zza Matteotti, 9 – Genova
da martedì a domenica h 10-19
lunedì h 14-19
The exhibition “Gianni Berengo Gardin – Stories of a photographer “arrives at the Palazzo Ducale in a new version
and enriched with a whole chapter devoted to Genoa.
And in Genoa Berengo Gardin back there often and always very gladly. The photographs, specially selected for
this edition of the exhibition and for the most part completely new, covering a wide period
from 1969 to 2002.
That of Berengo is a real tribute to the city. A tale affectionate, nostalgic perhaps, but without rhetoric. The port is often photographed at the invitation of Renzo Piano, become a crossroads of parallel stories: the workers, the views, the ships and the idea of a landscape that changes in sentiment and consciousness towards change. Then the roads, the buildings, the houses, are superimposed on the vision, the jobs that are now gone.
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A singular image, with all the details taken in an incomplete (the book of sacred readings, the black hat) but enough to make to understand that it is a time of prayer and solemnity. In the middle, highlighted by the color that stands out from the black surrounding the eyes of a child among adults. Although this detail is partial, that look conveys the mood of the child and goes straight and intense observer.
This photo is a classic example of how one can do without a wide angle showing the whole scene, and represent equally well – with a few simple elements – an event and the relations between it and the people who participate.
Un’immagine singolare, con tutti i particolari ripresi in maniera incompleta (il libro delle letture sacre, il cappello nero) ma sufficienti a fare comprendere che si tratta di un momento di preghiera e di solennità. In mezzo, in evidenza grazie al colore che spicca rispetto al nero circostante, lo sguardo di un bambino tra gli adulti. Sebbene anche questo particolare sia parziale, quello sguardo ci trasmette lo stato d’animo del bambino e arriva dritto e intenso all’osservatore.
Questa foto è un classico esempio di come si possa fare a meno di un angolo ampio che illustri tutta la scena, e rappresentare ugualmente bene – attraverso pochi elementi – un evento e le relazioni tra lo stesso e le persone che vi partecipano.
The road, a ball and the usual kids. But in this photo Faruken Bayraktare took a peculiar aspect: not the usual run of disordered many legs for the ball, but the singular relationship between “one” child and the balloon. The others are spectators, not participating in the game, and each shows a different attitude: Some people are sitting, perhaps because they are less good at virtuosity, some people are ready to take over, there are those who are standing but with a passive behavior. And different states are well diversified by the different position that the photographer has assigned to them in the frame: the main actor in the foreground and then gradually more distant others, in relation to the role they are having with the game
The look of a challenge: what the kid is doing with himself and with his skateboard. Even if Gabi decided to stop the image with a very short time, the sense of dynamism is all there, with his arms and legs looking for a balance uncertain, and skate that – though it is “frozen” in the air – seems to twirl. Finally, the effect of two beautiful big umbrellas that “frame” the jump of the boy.